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“Breakfast great for two” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ben & Florentine Mansfield

Ben & Florentine Mansfield
Ranked #1,098 of 5,656 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Description: From hearty breakfasts to healthy lunches, all our food is lovingly prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients. We're committed to creating and delivering the finest dining experience in the breakfast and lunch industry.
Irvine, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Breakfast great for two”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is a chain worth remembering. We went for breakfast and had Eggs Benedict and Crepes with apples & almonds. Both were excellent and each could feed two people (easily!). The eggs were just right and the hollandaise was good. The crepes were really delicious...hard to describe the excellent mix of flavors with a touch of fresh whipped cream.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Laval, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not my first time there and probably not my last”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

As always, the service is pretty good and their lunch menu is well priced. It includes a soup or salad and desert.
The place is noy overcrowded and it is pretty clean. So overall very good

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Thank Gabriela S
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Ottawa
Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good menu, very average service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Food is good and menu choices interesting. Had an omelett with toast. Potatoes are good. Would have liked fruits but it always come with the ubiquitous applesauce. Coffee's fine. Would have liked a refill but the waitress had me out the door before I that. Service is abrupt and dry. An in and out option. A bit pricey.

Visited September 2013
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Vienna, VA USA
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Generous breakfast for big appetites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

We had breakfast on a Wednesday and Thursday here, at about 10:30 both days. Oddly, Wednesday we were seated quickly but it was so packed the service seemed very stressed, and the next day at the same time only a few tables were filled. It's a chain as the glossy laminated menu with lots of photos serves to remind you, but the service is personable and friendly. On the busier day our waitress grabbed someone's banana pancakes instead of the chocolate chip ones my daughter had ordered, but she quickly replaced them with the right order. After my first cup of coffee my cup remained empty for the rest of the meal. But service was much better the next day so we chalked it up to the restaurant being hammered on an unexpectedly busy day. In fact, the next day when we mentioned we were from Virginia, our waiter took the time to pull out his phone and show us a promo for a sci-fi movie he had seen.

The food is well prepared with fresh ingredients, including smoothies with fresh fruit, and with generous portions. There is a broad choice of breakfast standards. The only thing missing from the menu is a choice of an extra egg on the side. My wife is lactose intolerant; there are no non-dairy coffee creamer options.

A very full breakfast for four hungry travelers came to about $52 before tax and tip. Don't forget to budget for high national and provincial taxes totaling 15%.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jeff_and_family
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not that clean, not that good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

While we were waiting for our food, we could easily see that the floors were in desperate need of a good mopping. Remnants of wet dirty footprints were all over, even though it had not rained for days, and no renovations were being done. We had to ask for the table to be cleaned.
Pancakes were boring, not good, not bad. The menu was misleading, because of the "artsy" descriptions. Two in our party complained about this, the menu was giving the impression that the pancakes would come with a mountain of fruits and Nutella and that it would be an occasion to take a picture. They were boring pancakes, nothing to look at, with just a little bit of Nutella and some sort of a not too good fruit preparation between the pancakes. The waitress had to read the menu with us, and had to admit that we had been had !!!
You are tired of looking for a place to brunch, go there, otherwise, stay away.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Richard B
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