Beautys Luncheonette is practically an institution in Montreal. In 1942, a couple, Hymie and Freda Sckolnick purchased a business at the corner of Mont Royal West and St. Urbain, where they began to serve meals to the locals in the area. Soon after, locals began to dine there on the weekends, calling the spot “Beauty’s”, after Hymie’s bowling nickname. Thus, Beautys was born.
Today, Beautys is a spot for a classic breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast, smoked salmon bagel or their famous milkshakes. The now 90-something Hymie can be found at the first seat at the bar greeting customers, asking how many of you are there and directs you to the available table or seat.
It has a classic diner 50 feel and one thing you’ll notice that it is still a family business, with Hymie’s children and grandchildren working in the restaurant.
Both Jeff and I ordered the Beautys Basic ($10) with two eggs (sunny, over or scrambled) with sausage (bacon, ham or salami), home fries and toast (he got white, I got challah). Cannot go wrong with a breakfast like this, but I was hoping it’s be more like scrambled than a fried egg.
Expect line ups on weekends, but if you are a small group or just two people, it’s a short wait.
93 Avenue Du Mont-Royal W