À La Fine Pointe–or “The Fine Pointe,” as I prefer to call it–is an awesome old-school diner in Pointe St-Charles. Opening at 5:30 AM every day (except Sundays, when they sleep in and open at 7), this is clearly your best bet if you’re either an early bird or have been out all night drinking and dancing.
Their breakfasts are supremely cheap, if you’re looking for the typical eggs and meat combos, and start at $3.45 for one egg with toast, coffee and potatoes. Filling combos are more expensive, but can get you through most of your day with eggs, meat, potatoes, baked beans, toast, coffee and even fresh fruit.
I must admit I’ve never eaten here in the afternoon, so I’m not sure how their lunch and dinner specials fare, but considering the amount of food they serve for breakfast I’m sure it’s both delicious and enough to take home some for later!
Service here is fast and friendly, and there’s plenty of space (with seating for 200), so you can linger with your coffee and a paper if you like. It’s a great place for a leisurely weekend brunch, one of Montreal’s great traditions.
One of the best things about the Fine Pointe is their inexpensive delivery service. It’s perfect on a day like today–when it’s raining like crazy and you’re stuck indoors with no options for dinner. They take Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and usually deliver in half an hour or less. Their burgers are unbelievable, and their pizza offers a nice thick crust that’s loaded with toppings. It costs a bit more than Double Pizza, but it’s well worth it.
BREAKFAST: Special “A La Fine Pointe” (2 eggs with a homemade pancake stuffed with sausages and cheddar cheese, beans, potatoes, toast and coffee–usually comes with a large bowl of fruit as well), Eggs Benedict
DELIVERY: Cheeseburger Deluxe (comes all dressed, with coleslaw and fries), Pizza (comes in 10, 13, 15 and 17 inch sizes)
ADDRESS: 1791 rue Centre (Pointe St-Charles)
DELIVERY: available on Sun-Wed from 11 AM to 11 PM, Thurs from 11 AM to midnight, Fri from 11 AM to 1 AM and Sat from 11 AM to 2 AM with a minimum order of $5; call 514-931-2904 (or 514-932-7770, 514-932-9847)