Our story begins in 1942 in the heart of Montreal's Jewish garment district. Newlyweds Hymie & Freda Sckolnick purchased Bancroft Snack Bar on the corner of Mont Royal West & St. Urbain. They began serving Freda's quick and delicious lunches during the week. The locals loved it so much that they started to bring their families on the weekend. And the Montreal brunch was born.
Everyone in the neighborhood called the luncheonette “Beauty's”, after Hymie's bowling nickname. Freda created the Beauty's Special & the Mish-Mash, and the famous Beautys brunches were drawing crowds from all over the city. Hymie kept the waiting customers happy with his trademark warmth and humor.
Seventy years later Beautys is still serving fresh, homemade food on the same corner. Ninety year old Hymie & his son Larry, along with his children, are proud to welcome customers from all over the world.
92 Mont-Royal Avenue, Montreal, H2T2S5
Established in 1942, Beauty’s is pretty much a Montreal institution at this point. Its brunch has always been the diner’s most popular feature, but experiencing a bit of Montreal history makes visiting all the more worthwhile. Lineups start to form on weekend mornings for their ridiculous breakfasts and brunches, served from 8am – 4pm. Note that no alcohol is served at Beauty’s if you’re looking for an eye-opener.