We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Perfect place for a Sunday brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spanel

Spanel
1960 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District))
514-507-5017
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #150 of 4,678 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: French, Dessert
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Quebec
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a Sunday brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had brunch at Spanel 3 or 4 times, every time it was a nice experience. Friendly owner/chef, originally from Bretagne, who personally welcomes all his customers. Relaxing and friendly atmosphere, nice appropriate music that is present but not too loud. Friendly, attentive staff. Nice patio at the back, quiet and in the shade.
The food is great, mostly galettes and crepes, all done out of fresh ingredients (we sat at the bar a few times, which is around the kitchen area and watched the food being prepared). The menu is very interesting and we try new things every time. The food comes with a fresh salad or fruits, the portion size is appropriate. Very nice choice of drinks. We highly recommend this place for a brunch, and would go there ourselves again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    8
    1
    0
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Fontainebleau, France
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Crêpe supreme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The savoury buckwheat crêpes, and the sweet decadent ones are among the best in the city. I have been here thrice in the past 2 months, and I'll keep going back. The crêpes themselves are outstanding, and when combined with fresh ingredients, they are perfect. Definitely recommend for a perfect Sunday morning brunch. If its warm out, ask to be seated in the patio, out back.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best crepes ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Went here on Sunday morning last week - place was not very busy. Everyone was sitting at the back on the terrace but we took the bench seat just at the terrace window. We were greeted by their friendly staff, and had a sample of their smoothie of the day.

This place has the best crepes I have ever tasted - the ingredients are SUPER fresh and the buckwheat crepes are unbelievably thin - don't know how they do it! Fresh orange juice was really good, and we topped it off with a desert crepe. Highly recommended. I will be going back every time I go to Montreal!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Flavourful crepes and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fresh ingredients in abundance in the thin gluten-free crepes allow the chef to create a great variety of crepes to choose from. Since there is no cream or meat broth in the soups, they will delight everyone who favours vegetables creatively enhanced with herbs and spices. Yann, the friendly owner, makes us feel at home, and it has become a weekly treat to eat dinner there on Fridays. Great for brunch too, and the terrasse is charming behind the restaurant when the weather collaborates. My spouse and I have been eating there for a year and the friends we have invited truly enjoyed their meal as much as Yann's welcome.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Laval, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best crepes in Montreal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Spanel is a charming neighbourhood restaurant that serves authentic food with a genuine smile. I've been several times and have always had a marvelous time. The terrace is charming and secluded, and the crepe Tatin with caramelized apples and vanilla ice cream is to die for!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Spanel also viewed

 

Been to Spanel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Spanel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.