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Montreal is a part of French-Canada with an abundance of French style bakeries and pastry shops. Here’s our guide to some of the most well-known and delicious shops that are a must visit on any trip to the beautiful city of Montreal.
This small, unassuming bakery serves some of the most delicious kougin-amann in Montreal. A traditional pastry from Bretagne, it consists of bread dough layered with lots of butter and sugar, giving it a crispy exterior and a moist sweet center. The staff are friendly and the service is quick, even with the long lines of people that visit the bakery on a regular basis. They also serve an assortment of fresh pastries, baguettes and coffee.
Patisserie au Kougin Amann, 322 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T, Canada +1 514-845-8813
This beautiful patisserie is located on the river where patrons can grab a pastry to go and then take a stroll along the water and watch the sun set. Maison Christian Faure is opened and operated by Frenchman Christian Faure, who has been granted the prestigious award of Meilleur Ouvrier de France Glacier for his accomplishments and skill with French pastries. The patisserie is constantly mixing tradition with innovation, as they seek to make the classics better with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
Maison Christian Faure, 355 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y, Canada +1 514-508-6453
Boulangerie Guillaume is a sleek and elegant space that offers pastries of the same caliber. There is a broad selection of traditional Grench pastries, bread and sandwiches simultaneously croûte and mie. Be sure to try their handmade brioche with apple and cinnamon.
Boulangerie Guillaume, 5132 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R8, Canada +1 514-507-3199
A modern and simple patisserie, visitors can watch the pastries being made as they take in the welcoming aroma of sugar and fresh bread. Patrice offers a variety of traditional French pastries such as kouign-amann, assorted cakes, and cream puffs. There is also plenty of seating and a lunch menu for patrons who wish to stay and enjoy some savory soups, salads and sandwiches in the afternoon.
Patrice Patissier, 2360 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1N4, Canada +1 514-439-5434
Mamie Clafoutis features an open production area so that you can watch the bakers make each of the pastries and bread fresh every day. There’s also a tea room that is designed to resemble a living room to allow for customers to relax and enjoy themselves as they eat with friends. This patisserie and boulangerie specializes in bread that is made using traditional sourdough methods – taking up to eight hours to prepare – as well as clafoutis, a fruit based dessert covered with flan-like batter and topped with powdered sugar.
Mamie Clafoutis, 105 Chemin de la Pointe N. Montréal, QC H3E 0B5. Canada +1 514-508-8800