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The Essential Montreal Baked Goods

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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 — and French spots from high-end (Maison Christian Faure) to cheap (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's 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 some here also have good bread options). Croissants get their own special guide too, right here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 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 now Laval, access to amazing pastries has never been easier. Take a loaf or a Paris-Brest to go, but be sure to stay for brunch or lunch and enjoy an ever-changing menu of seasonal delights.

2. 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. Just don’t forget to grab a baguette or a loaf before leaving.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Hélico

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2009 Avenue de la Salle, Montréal
QC H1V 2K6, Canada
(514) 543-3543
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From the owners of reputable Hochelaga restaurant Hélicoptère restaurant comes this next-door café/pâtisserie combo. Expect seasonal treats like matcha cookies studded with ruby chocolate or squash cake with pumpkin seeds and spiced cream.

6. 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.

7. Alati Caserta

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277 Dante, Montreal
QC H2S 1K3, Canada
(514) 271-3013
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From Alati's cannoli in St. Leonard, to Luigi's baptism cakes in Lasalle, Montreal is blessed with very good, traditional Italian bakeries and pastry shops. Little Italy's Alati Caserta is a well-located standout that makes the likes of cannoli, lobster tails, sfogliatelle and biscotti.

8. 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 knew they were going to do it right. There are no shortcuts here; working with local grains and long fermentation times, their bread tastes like bread should, and the same goes for everything from tarts to buns to chocolatines.

9. 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 grapefruit-pistachio layer cake quite literally towering over their classic mille-feuilles and eclairs.

10. 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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With its cute name and even cuter interior, this Plateau mainstay does butter-loaded croissants best, but their Breton specialties such as apricot cake and apple turnover merit attention too. Find other locations on Rachel Street (also on the Plateau) and Masson, in Rosemont.

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.

12. Boulangerie Guillaume

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5132 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R8, Canada
(514) 507-3199
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Eponymous baker Guillaume Vaillant keeps it simple — avoiding gaudy cakes and frostings, he mixes up flavours inside his offerings: try the fig-cheddar bun, or light and bready bittersweet chocolate hazelnut squares.

13. 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", they're like slightly caramelized croissants doubled over on themselves.

14. Arte & Farina

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1256 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1R6, Canada
(514) 806-5185
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Arte & Farina whips up bombolini, focacce, pizza al trancio, and profuse other baked goods steps away from Marché St-Jacques.

15. Farine & Vanille

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5000 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E8, Canada
(514) 543-0201
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Farine & Vanille on Parc is well up to snuff with other key players in the neighbourhood’s bread scene. With both Canadian and Mexican influence, their offerings range from traditional croissants and chocolatines, to Mexican conchas, sweet brioche-like rolls with a cookie-like topping.

16. Hof Kelsten (multiple locations)

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4524 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2T 1R4, Canada
(514) 649-7991
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Baker Jeffrey Finkelstein 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. Finkelstein also has a location named Hof Sucrée in Montreal’s Time Out Market, downtown.

17. Patisserie Lawrence V

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4685 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E4, Canada
(514) 845-4685
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This unassuming pâtisserie on Parc and Villeneuve features a wide array of both individually-sized and larger-format desserts from French classics like mille-feuilles to homey favourites such as carrot cake. They also do custom cakes for all occasions. (Despite the name, there’s no connection to nearby restaurant Lawrence.)

18. Sophie Sucrée

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167 Ave des Pins Est, Montreal
QC H2W 1N9, Canada
(514) 823-5865
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All-vegan baker Milène Laoun keeps her cakes hydrated with lashings of coconut oil and she's also a whiz with other dietary restrictions. Cases in point: her gluten-free pecan tartelets and raw chocolate cranberry squares.

19. 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 sweet and savoury, this is the place.

20. 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, with locations of this high-end boutique situated in Old Montreal and on de Maisonneuve West, downtown. No time to make dessert? Grab a selection of decadent treats on the way home.

21. 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 occasional fanciful flavours into its roster of classic pastries. Everything is done exquisitely, from eclairs to croissant-esque kouign amann. They also offer an excellent and very affordable lunch and brunch menu for those looking to try more savoury options.

22. 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. Open all hours of the day, it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and croissant, power lunch, after-work drinks, or treats to take home and enjoy.

23. La Meunerie Urbaine

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

24. Sweet Lees Rustic Bakery

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4150 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V7, Canada
(514) 846-9318
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Tucked away in Verdun, Sweet Lee's are all-rounders at baked goods from brownies and cookies through to full-sized tarts and pies. But it hit its stride on more bread-based sweets, from classic sticky buns to maple-cinnamon rolls.

1. La Bête à Pain (multiple locations)

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

With locations in Ahuntsic, Griffintown, and now Laval, access to amazing pastries has never been easier. Take a loaf or a Paris-Brest to go, but be sure to stay for brunch or lunch and enjoy an ever-changing menu of seasonal delights.

114 Fleury Ouest, Montreal
QC H3L 1T6, Canada

2. 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. Just don’t forget to grab a baguette or a loaf before leaving.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Hélico

2009 Avenue de la Salle, Montréal, QC H1V 2K6, Canada

From the owners of reputable Hochelaga restaurant Hélicoptère restaurant comes this next-door café/pâtisserie combo. Expect seasonal treats like matcha cookies studded with ruby chocolate or squash cake with pumpkin seeds and spiced cream.

2009 Avenue de la Salle, Montréal
QC H1V 2K6, Canada

6. 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

7. Alati Caserta

277 Dante, Montreal, QC H2S 1K3, Canada

From Alati's cannoli in St. Leonard, to Luigi's baptism cakes in Lasalle, Montreal is blessed with very good, traditional Italian bakeries and pastry shops. Little Italy's Alati Caserta is a well-located standout that makes the likes of cannoli, lobster tails, sfogliatelle and biscotti.

277 Dante, Montreal
QC H2S 1K3, Canada

8. Automne Boulangerie

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

When Seth Gabrielse and Julien Roy decided to open Automne Boulangerie together, they knew they were going to do it right. There are no shortcuts here; working with local grains and long fermentation times, their bread tastes like bread should, and the same goes for everything from tarts to buns to chocolatines.

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

9. 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 grapefruit-pistachio layer cake quite literally towering over their classic mille-feuilles and eclairs.

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

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

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

With its cute name and even cuter interior, this Plateau mainstay does butter-loaded croissants best, but their Breton specialties such as apricot cake and apple turnover merit attention too. 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

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.

359 bernard, Montreal
QC, Canada

12. Boulangerie Guillaume

5132 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R8, Canada

Eponymous baker Guillaume Vaillant keeps it simple — avoiding gaudy cakes and frostings, he mixes up flavours inside his offerings: try the fig-cheddar bun, or light and bready bittersweet chocolate hazelnut squares.

5132 boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R8, Canada

13. 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", they're like slightly caramelized croissants doubled over on themselves.

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

14. Arte & Farina

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

Arte & Farina whips up bombolini, focacce, pizza al trancio, and profuse other baked goods steps away from Marché St-Jacques.

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

15. Farine & Vanille

5000 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E8, Canada

Farine & Vanille on Parc is well up to snuff with other key players in the neighbourhood’s bread scene. With both Canadian and Mexican influence, their offerings range from traditional croissants and chocolatines, to Mexican conchas, sweet brioche-like rolls with a cookie-like topping.

5000 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E8, Canada

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16. Hof Kelsten (multiple locations)

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

Baker Jeffrey Finkelstein 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. Finkelstein also has a location named Hof Sucrée in Montreal’s Time Out Market, downtown.

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

17. Patisserie Lawrence V

4685 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4, Canada

This unassuming pâtisserie on Parc and Villeneuve features a wide array of both individually-sized and larger-format desserts from French classics like mille-feuilles to homey favourites such as carrot cake. They also do custom cakes for all occasions. (Despite the name, there’s no connection to nearby restaurant Lawrence.)

4685 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E4, Canada

18. Sophie Sucrée

167 Ave des Pins Est, Montreal, QC H2W 1N9, Canada

All-vegan baker Milène Laoun keeps her cakes hydrated with lashings of coconut oil and she's also a whiz with other dietary restrictions. Cases in point: her gluten-free pecan tartelets and raw chocolate cranberry squares.

167 Ave des Pins Est, Montreal
QC H2W 1N9, Canada

19. 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 sweet and savoury, this is the place.

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

20. 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, with locations of this high-end boutique situated in Old Montreal and on de Maisonneuve West, downtown. No time to make dessert? Grab a selection of decadent treats on the way home.

355 Place Royale, Montreal
QC H2Y 2V3, Canada

21. Patrice Pâtissier

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

Once dubbed the best pastry chef in the province, Patrice Demers mixes occasional fanciful flavours into its roster of classic pastries. Everything is done exquisitely, from eclairs to croissant-esque kouign amann. They also offer an excellent and very affordable lunch and brunch menu for those looking to try more savoury options.

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

22. 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. Open all hours of the day, it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee and croissant, power lunch, after-work drinks, or treats to take home and enjoy.

380 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 1C3, Canada

23. La Meunerie Urbaine

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

NDG might not have the same volume of bakeries as some other Montreal neighbourhoods, but what they lack in quantity, they’re making up for in quality. Pro baker Martin Falardeau’s La Meunerie flies under the radar, but is making award-winning baguette, as well as favourites like éclairs and mille-feuille.

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

24. Sweet Lees Rustic Bakery

4150 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V7, Canada

Tucked away in Verdun, Sweet Lee's are all-rounders at baked goods from brownies and cookies through to full-sized tarts and pies. But it hit its stride on more bread-based sweets, from classic sticky buns to maple-cinnamon rolls.

4150 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1V7, Canada

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