Stéphanie Labelle’s Pâtisserie Rhubarbe has become a baked goods fixture since opening up in 2010, courtesy of its ability to strike the balance between pastry classicism and innovation — and as of Friday May 5, it gets an upgrade.
Rhubarbe is adding a second location on Laurier East, in the former Saveurs du Plateau location. The new location will give Labelle and co. more room to breathe — breakfast will be served every opening day (9 a.m. to noon Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon weekends), and the ice cream operation (previously served out of a window at the Lanaudiere location) will be beefed up.
Most of what happens at the original Lanaudière location (particularly pastry sales) will move over to Laurier — just a couple of blocks away. That original home base is closed for the moment, but will turn into Comptoir Rhubarbe by late June, and Julien Joré will be at the oven and burners there. The alleyway brunches and ice cream window will remain, but overall it’ll be more of a restaurant-esque approach, courtesy of Joré’s dishes and wines to match.
STATUS — Pâtisserie Rhubarbe’s new location opens Friday May 5 at 1479 Laurier East — it’s open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, then regular hours: Wednesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.