By Alyssa De Rosa –mtltimes.ca
The Main is bustling with hip restaurants and supper clubs, but recently I fell upon a little place that is cool, affordable and delicious. Those three words make my mouth water just thinking about it. SUWU is your neighborhood bar that won’t disappoint. Located at the corner of Prince Arthur and St. Laurent, this cozy restaurant offers great drinks, service and of course food.
When I walked in the first thing I noticed was their décor. It felt like I was in a fancy cabin with both antique and modern accessories adorning the walls. Luckily, I got to experience this place both in the summer and autumn. In the summertime, the windows at the front entrance are wide open, giving customers an opportunity to enjoy the busy street and get loads of Vitamin D as their sipping on a cocktail or two. In the autumn and winter, thankfully those windows are closed but the area is still jamming with people particularly during their brunch and dinner hours.
The first time I decided to take a bite into this place it was ladies night – just us girls enjoying each other company as well as some lavish cocktails. Like all girls do, we decided to sample the menu by ordering different appetizers and drinks. Their drink menu has a very soulful vibe to it with drinks called the Big Booty Hoe, Brooklyn’s Finest and Wu-Tang (to name a few). I recommend all of them – particularly the Big Booty Hoe which tastes like your favorite childhood banana medicine (to those who know what I’m talking about). We ordered the Mac n Cheese grilled cheese, cod fish tacos and Asian-inspired calamari. This is not a place to go to if you’re watching your diet – instead make it a worthwhile cheat meal. The food disappeared off the table in mere minutes, enjoying every bite of fried, cheesy goodness.
The second time around, I decided I would see what all the fuss about their brunch was about. I arrived at almost 2:00 P.M. on a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was packed. Not a vacant chair in sight after my friend and I took the last two seats. Their brunch menu was anything but ordinary from doughnut sandwiches to Philly cheese steak omelettes, I knew this was going to be a happy Sunday.
I ordered the donut sandwich topped with PB & J and decided to add the extra bacon and banana in it as well for that extra burst of flavor along with the all dressed bagel which is a modern twist on your usual Lox bagel. This bagel was generously topped with fresh smoked salmon, a fried egg, pimento cream cheese, tomatoes with a side of potatoes. Order a round of mimosas and the afternoon was feeling quite bubbly. The breakfasts are very filling and packed with a variety of flavors. The combination of peanut butter and jelly with the bacon was pleasantly good. The donut was fluffy and not to heavy which allowed the other ingredients to come together and steal the show. As for the bagel, it was probably one of the best breakfast bagels I’ve ever had and I must thank the nice waiter who recommended we try it!
Whether you’re looking for a cool place to hang out and grab a quick bite and drink or want to make your Sunday mornings exciting by trying out their ever-changing brunch menu, Suwu is the place to be – especially on Sundays! During the week they are open as late as 3 A.M. offering their clients a different atmosphere than that of some regular bar and pub. It doesn’t hurt that their menu is off the charts!
For more information visit their website at: suwumontreal.com