A rather trendy / lounge atmosphere and a very good place to eat. The crowd is most often filled with twenty somethings, but it's not rare to see families either. A unique place for filling your stomach with great food, filling your ears with good music and your sights with good looking people. Certainly a place to discover !
We went to Cosmo, a sort of restaurant/nightclub hybrid, for brunch. Located on the ground floor of a building that looked quite out-of-place among the Victorian townhouses of East Grand Allee, just outside the walls past parliment, the glass-front building had an open sign and a new breakfast menu. The menu was large, and typically North American breakfast.
The fruit tray Lily got was impressive, and a welcome sight in the cold winter air. I got Eggs Benedict, excellent choice, and the fries with bacon were shared by Lily. Just the sustenance I needed to head out onto the battlefield plains in the snow.
It's a casual cafe with outdoor and indoor seating. A cool, young vibe pervades the place. The wait help are accommodating, the food is delicious, the charm is apparent. Generous portions. Better for the 16-35 set... didn't see families there. It always seemed to be busy but if you go in as a party of two rather than larger, you won't wait long. If there are ANY clouds overhead they will move all of the tables inside because sudden rainbursts occur.
Favorite Dish: They serve a great salad that's called something like the Amazon salad or something like that. It has star fruit and a bunch of other fruit in there with an orange-yogurt dressing. Yes, that totally sounded gross but then I tried it and it was GREAT. It's on the Grand Allee so there are many other places to visit as well.
My favorite restaurant on Grande-Allee Street is COSMOS CAFE (2813 Grande-Allee Est). It's not so expensive and you can eat pasta, pizza, chicken, burgers. They have very good breakfast too.
Grande-Allee street is very nice with many restaurants and beautiful architecture.