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Where to Get Outstanding Pastries and Baked Goods in Montreal

All the chocolate babka, sticky cinnamon rolls, and buttery kouign amann you could ever need

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It should be no surprise that in a city with plenty of connections to France, good pastries and viennoiseries aren't hard to find in Montreal. French spots from high-end Maison Christian Faure to less expensive Au Kouign Amann are everywhere, but equally impressive is the variety of non-French options on the table. Need something Jewish like rugelach or babka? Hit up Hof Kelsten or Cheskies. Italian cannoli? There are numerous spots around Little Italy and beyond, including Alati Caserta.

This map focuses on pastries and sweet treats — if you’re looking for great bread, that’s on a separate map over here (although many here also have good bread options). Croissants get their own special guide too, right here, and so do pies and doughnuts.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Meunerie Urbaine

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6151 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4B 1G3, Canada
(514) 485-2020
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While NDG might not have as many bakeries as other Montreal neighbourhoods, what they lack in quantity is made up for in quality. Pro baker Martin Falardeau’s La Meunerie flies under the radar, but is home to an award-winning baguette, as well as favourites like éclairs and mille-feuille.

2. Bernice

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5135 Rue Notre Dame O o, Montréal
QC H4C 1T4, Canada
(514) 931-8444
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On the western edge of Saint-Henri lies the bakery-café Bernice, specializing in layered cakes and some of the most decadent cookies you’ve ever had. The luminous space makes for a nice place to sit down for dessert, or grab a coffee and snack to go. Warning: serious butter alert, but isn’t that why you came?

3. Café Bazin

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380 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 1C3, Canada
(438) 387-3070
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Bertrand Bazin’s namesake Westmount spot is a collaboration between the renowned pastry chef and local restaurateur, Antonio Park. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and croissant or treats to take home and enjoy when on the west side of town.

4. Audacieuse Vanille

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3910 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V3, Canada
(438) 355-0014
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Opening the door of this gluten-free and vegan pâtisserie is like stepping into a magical room of hot, melted butter. Quite literally everything on the menu is perfection, though we’re willing to bet you’ll be hard-pressed in making a choice of what to eat.

5. Patrice Pâtissier

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2360 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1N4, Canada
(514) 439-5434
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Once dubbed the best pastry chef in the province, Patrice Demers mixes occasionally fanciful flavours into its roster of classic pastries. Everything is done exquisitely, from eclairs to kouign amann.

6. Chez Potier

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630 Rue Wellington, Montréal
QC H3C 0X9, Canada
(579) 640-3094
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In one of the latest additions to the ever-changing Cité du Multimédia district, pastry chef Olivier Potier took over a ground floor space on Wellington Street to offer everything from delicate cakes and assorted macarons to delightful cannelés.

7. Maison Christian Faure (multiple locations)

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355 Place Royale, Montreal
QC H2Y 2V3, Canada
(514) 508-6453
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Maison Christian Faure is a force to be reckoned with in Montreal’s pastry scene, now counting three locations in Old Montreal, Downtown and Westmount. With so much to choose from, it’s a great stop for decadent treats to take home for yourself or gift to someone special.

8. Patisserie Harmonie

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85 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1K1, Canada
(514) 875-1328
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A Chinatown staple, Harmonie pumps out signature sweets like Hong Kong style egg tarts and sesame buns filled with bean paste. For desserts that combine both sweet and savoury, this is the place.

9. Afroditi

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756 rue St-Roch, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 274-5302
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This linchpin Parc-Ex bakery has served Montreal’s Greek community since 1971. Look for decorated cakes, and a plethora of sweet and savoury phyllo classics.

10. La Bête à Pain (multiple locations)

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114 Fleury Ouest, Montreal
QC H3L 1T6, Canada
(514) 507-7109
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With locations in Ahuntsic, Griffintown, and Laval, access to amazing pastries has never been easier. Enjoy a loaf or a Paris-Brest to go or sit down to sample an ever-changing brunch menu of seasonal delights.

11. Cheskie's

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359 bernard, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 271-2253

With piles of rugelach in the window, Montreal’s go-to kosher heimishe (homey) bakery has your basic needs covered. But don’t feel compelled to stop there. There’s babka, cheese danish, and ample custard too — and it’s conveniently open until 11 p.m. most nights, although closed on Saturdays.

12. Hof Kelsten

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4524 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R4, Canada
(514) 649-7991
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Baker Jeffrey Finkelstein first made a name for himself with breads, babka, and other Jewish baked goods. Turns out he knows his way around non-Jewish classics too, from croissants to sweet brioche. Hof Kelsten also doubles as a classic brunch spot on the Main.

13. Guillaume

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5170 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Comptoir des Ventes 5134 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Atelier, Montréal
QC H2T 1R8, Canada
(514) 507-3199
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Eponymous baker Guillaume Vaillant keeps it simple. Try any of the sourdough loaves, Kalamata olive ciabatta, fig-cheddar buns or the light and bready bittersweet chocolate hazelnut squares, but most of all, don’t miss out on the white chocolate “mushroom” brioche.

14. La Cornetteria

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6528 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C6, Canada
(514) 277-8030
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This Little Italy bakery’s namesake is the cornetto, a traditional, stuffed brioche/croissant-like pastry. But it is also renowned for the cronetto: a Cronut-like bombolone hybrid with flavours ranging from Nutella to strawberry cream. You can also often find tarts, cannoli, and other delicious pastries.

15. Louise Boulangerie

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6835 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C8, Canada
(514) 543-7246
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With careful attention to detail, this minimalist bakery on the main drag of Little Italy serves gorgeous tarts and other pastries alongside fresh bread all day long — a good option if you aren’t an early weekend riser.

16. Au Kouign-Amann

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322 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1P8, Canada
(514) 845-8813

Normandy-trained patissier Nicholas Henri keeps a minuscule menu, laser-focused on churning out the city’s finest kouign amann. Roughly translating to “butter cake,” the house specialty can be described as slightly caramelized croissants doubled over on themselves. Oh, and their croissants — at just $1.45 each — are also arguably some of the city’s best.

17. Boulangerie Le Toledo

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351 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1R1, Canada
(514) 840-0999
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Winners of Montreal’s best baguette in 2020, this Mount-Royal Avenue bakery is also a popular destination for pastries — think choquettes (French pastry sugar puffs), Gâteau Basque (a traditional sweet from the Northern Basque region of France), and rotating seasonal fruit tarts . It’s also a great place for people in the heart of the Plateau.

18. Alati Caserta

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277 Dante, Montreal
QC H2S 1K3, Canada
(514) 271-3013
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Steps away from the Jean-Talon Market, Little Italy’s Alati Caserta is a well-located standout that offers numerous flavours of freshly piped cannoli, as well as lobster tails, sfogliatelle, and biscotti.

19. Boulangerie Jarry

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380 Rue Jarry E, Montréal
QC H2P 1T9, Canada
(514) 644-3133
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Although bread is the specialty here (and the bakery mills its own flour on site), this new Villeray spot also offers sweeter options like pain au chocolat and a selection of cookies. Be sure to grab a baguette or a loaf before leaving.

20. Automne Boulangerie

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6500 Ave Christophe-Colomb, Montreal
QC H2S 2G8, Canada
(514) 274-8111
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When Seth Gabrielse and Julien Roy decided to open Automne Boulangerie together, they wanted to do it right — and they delivered. Working with local grains and long fermentation times, their bread is as good as it gets, and the same goes for everything from tarts to buns to chocolatines.

21. Pâtisserie Rhubarbe

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5091 Rue De Lanaudière, Montréal
QC H2J 3P9, Canada
(514) 903-3395
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Adorable Rhubarbe, headed up by pastry pro Stéphanie Labelle, walks the line between pastries and desserts, with stunners like their fruity layered cake quite literally towering over their classic mille-feuilles and éclairs.

22. Arte & Farina

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1256 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1R6, Canada
(514) 806-5185
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This Ontario Street East joint whips up bombolini, focacce, pizza al trancio, and tons of other baked goods — including some exquisite panettone around the holidays.

23. Bela Vista

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6409 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
QC H2G 2X1, Canada
(514) 227-1777
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One of the city’s finest Portuguese bakeries churns out natas (egg tarts) and a small menu of other treats sweet and savoury, at this spacious spot on the edge of Petite-Patrie.

24. Les Co'Pains d'Abord (multiple locations)

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1965 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal
PQ H2H 1J5, Canada
(514) 522-1994
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This Plateau mainstay does butter-loaded croissants best, but their Breton specialties such as apricot cake and apple turnover merit equal attention. Find other locations on Rachel Street (also on the Plateau) and Masson, in Rosemont.

25. Arhoma (multiple locations)

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15 Place Valois, Montreal
QC, H1W 0A6
(514) 526-4662
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All manner of pastries stuffed or filled with praline, mousse, or fruit are available for the Hochelaga masses alongside a cornucopia of bread at the arrondissement's most popular bakery. There’s another location over at Papineau and Ontario.

1. La Meunerie Urbaine

6151 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4B 1G3, Canada

While NDG might not have as many bakeries as other Montreal neighbourhoods, what they lack in quantity is made up for in quality. Pro baker Martin Falardeau’s La Meunerie flies under the radar, but is home to an award-winning baguette, as well as favourites like éclairs and mille-feuille.

6151 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4B 1G3, Canada

2. Bernice

5135 Rue Notre Dame O o, Montréal, QC H4C 1T4, Canada

On the western edge of Saint-Henri lies the bakery-café Bernice, specializing in layered cakes and some of the most decadent cookies you’ve ever had. The luminous space makes for a nice place to sit down for dessert, or grab a coffee and snack to go. Warning: serious butter alert, but isn’t that why you came?

5135 Rue Notre Dame O o, Montréal
QC H4C 1T4, Canada

3. Café Bazin

380 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 1C3, Canada

Bertrand Bazin’s namesake Westmount spot is a collaboration between the renowned pastry chef and local restaurateur, Antonio Park. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and croissant or treats to take home and enjoy when on the west side of town.

380 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 1C3, Canada

4. Audacieuse Vanille

3910 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V3, Canada

Opening the door of this gluten-free and vegan pâtisserie is like stepping into a magical room of hot, melted butter. Quite literally everything on the menu is perfection, though we’re willing to bet you’ll be hard-pressed in making a choice of what to eat.

3910 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V3, Canada

5. Patrice Pâtissier

2360 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H3J 1N4, Canada

Once dubbed the best pastry chef in the province, Patrice Demers mixes occasionally fanciful flavours into its roster of classic pastries. Everything is done exquisitely, from eclairs to kouign amann.

2360 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1N4, Canada

6. Chez Potier

630 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3C 0X9, Canada

In one of the latest additions to the ever-changing Cité du Multimédia district, pastry chef Olivier Potier took over a ground floor space on Wellington Street to offer everything from delicate cakes and assorted macarons to delightful cannelés.

630 Rue Wellington, Montréal
QC H3C 0X9, Canada

7. Maison Christian Faure (multiple locations)

355 Place Royale, Montreal, QC H2Y 2V3, Canada

Maison Christian Faure is a force to be reckoned with in Montreal’s pastry scene, now counting three locations in Old Montreal, Downtown and Westmount. With so much to choose from, it’s a great stop for decadent treats to take home for yourself or gift to someone special.

355 Place Royale, Montreal
QC H2Y 2V3, Canada

8. Patisserie Harmonie

85 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1K1, Canada

A Chinatown staple, Harmonie pumps out signature sweets like Hong Kong style egg tarts and sesame buns filled with bean paste. For desserts that combine both sweet and savoury, this is the place.

85 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1K1, Canada

9. Afroditi

756 rue St-Roch, Montreal, QC, Canada

This linchpin Parc-Ex bakery has served Montreal’s Greek community since 1971. Look for decorated cakes, and a plethora of sweet and savoury phyllo classics.

756 rue St-Roch, Montreal
QC, Canada

10. La Bête à Pain (multiple locations)

114 Fleury Ouest, Montreal, QC H3L 1T6, Canada

With locations in Ahuntsic, Griffintown, and Laval, access to amazing pastries has never been easier. Enjoy a loaf or a Paris-Brest to go or sit down to sample an ever-changing brunch menu of seasonal delights.

114 Fleury Ouest, Montreal
QC H3L 1T6, Canada

11. Cheskie's

359 bernard, Montreal, QC, Canada

With piles of rugelach in the window, Montreal’s go-to kosher heimishe (homey) bakery has your basic needs covered. But don’t feel compelled to stop there. There’s babka, cheese danish, and ample custard too — and it’s conveniently open until 11 p.m. most nights, although closed on Saturdays.

359 bernard, Montreal
QC, Canada

12. Hof Kelsten

4524 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R4, Canada

Baker Jeffrey Finkelstein first made a name for himself with breads, babka, and other Jewish baked goods. Turns out he knows his way around non-Jewish classics too, from croissants to sweet brioche. Hof Kelsten also doubles as a classic brunch spot on the Main.

4524 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R4, Canada

13. Guillaume

5170 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Comptoir des Ventes 5134 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Atelier, Montréal, QC H2T 1R8, Canada

Eponymous baker Guillaume Vaillant keeps it simple. Try any of the sourdough loaves, Kalamata olive ciabatta, fig-cheddar buns or the light and bready bittersweet chocolate hazelnut squares, but most of all, don’t miss out on the white chocolate “mushroom” brioche.

5170 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Comptoir des Ventes 5134 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Atelier, Montréal
QC H2T 1R8, Canada

14. La Cornetteria

6528 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C6, Canada

This Little Italy bakery’s namesake is the cornetto, a traditional, stuffed brioche/croissant-like pastry. But it is also renowned for the cronetto: a Cronut-like bombolone hybrid with flavours ranging from Nutella to strawberry cream. You can also often find tarts, cannoli, and other delicious pastries.

6528 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C6, Canada

15. Louise Boulangerie

6835 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C8, Canada

With careful attention to detail, this minimalist bakery on the main drag of Little Italy serves gorgeous tarts and other pastries alongside fresh bread all day long — a good option if you aren’t an early weekend riser.

6835 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2S 3C8, Canada

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16. Au Kouign-Amann

322 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1P8, Canada

Normandy-trained patissier Nicholas Henri keeps a minuscule menu, laser-focused on churning out the city’s finest kouign amann. Roughly translating to “butter cake,” the house specialty can be described as slightly caramelized croissants doubled over on themselves. Oh, and their croissants — at just $1.45 each — are also arguably some of the city’s best.

322 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1P8, Canada

17. Boulangerie Le Toledo

351 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1R1, Canada

Winners of Montreal’s best baguette in 2020, this Mount-Royal Avenue bakery is also a popular destination for pastries — think choquettes (French pastry sugar puffs), Gâteau Basque (a traditional sweet from the Northern Basque region of France), and rotating seasonal fruit tarts . It’s also a great place for people in the heart of the Plateau.

351 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1R1, Canada

18. Alati Caserta

277 Dante, Montreal, QC H2S 1K3, Canada

Steps away from the Jean-Talon Market, Little Italy’s Alati Caserta is a well-located standout that offers numerous flavours of freshly piped cannoli, as well as lobster tails, sfogliatelle, and biscotti.

277 Dante, Montreal
QC H2S 1K3, Canada

19. Boulangerie Jarry

380 Rue Jarry E, Montréal, QC H2P 1T9, Canada

Although bread is the specialty here (and the bakery mills its own flour on site), this new Villeray spot also offers sweeter options like pain au chocolat and a selection of cookies. Be sure to grab a baguette or a loaf before leaving.

380 Rue Jarry E, Montréal
QC H2P 1T9, Canada

20. Automne Boulangerie

6500 Ave Christophe-Colomb, Montreal, QC H2S 2G8, Canada

When Seth Gabrielse and Julien Roy decided to open Automne Boulangerie together, they wanted to do it right — and they delivered. Working with local grains and long fermentation times, their bread is as good as it gets, and the same goes for everything from tarts to buns to chocolatines.

6500 Ave Christophe-Colomb, Montreal
QC H2S 2G8, Canada

21. Pâtisserie Rhubarbe

5091 Rue De Lanaudière, Montréal, QC H2J 3P9, Canada

Adorable Rhubarbe, headed up by pastry pro Stéphanie Labelle, walks the line between pastries and desserts, with stunners like their fruity layered cake quite literally towering over their classic mille-feuilles and éclairs.

5091 Rue De Lanaudière, Montréal
QC H2J 3P9, Canada

22. Arte & Farina

1256 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1R6, Canada

This Ontario Street East joint whips up bombolini, focacce, pizza al trancio, and tons of other baked goods — including some exquisite panettone around the holidays.

1256 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1R6, Canada

23. Bela Vista

6409 Avenue Papineau, Montréal, QC H2G 2X1, Canada

One of the city’s finest Portuguese bakeries churns out natas (egg tarts) and a small menu of other treats sweet and savoury, at this spacious spot on the edge of Petite-Patrie.

6409 Avenue Papineau, Montréal
QC H2G 2X1, Canada

24. Les Co'Pains d'Abord (multiple locations)

1965 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, PQ H2H 1J5, Canada

This Plateau mainstay does butter-loaded croissants best, but their Breton specialties such as apricot cake and apple turnover merit equal attention. Find other locations on Rachel Street (also on the Plateau) and Masson, in Rosemont.

1965 ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal
PQ H2H 1J5, Canada

25. Arhoma (multiple locations)

15 Place Valois, Montreal, QC, H1W 0A6

All manner of pastries stuffed or filled with praline, mousse, or fruit are available for the Hochelaga masses alongside a cornucopia of bread at the arrondissement's most popular bakery. There’s another location over at Papineau and Ontario.

15 Place Valois, Montreal
QC, H1W 0A6

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