Food itinerary: Plateau Mont-Royal

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

Indulge in Plateau Mont-Royal’s cafés, bakeries, restaurants and other gourmet hot spots. Have fun being a tourist in your own city! 

Plateau Mont-Royal (Laurier East)

Departure point: Laurier métro station (Laurier Avenue exit)

Total distance: 3 kilometres

Noble Café

430 Laurier Avenue East | website

If it’s hot and sunny, your first stop after getting out of the métro (or your car) will definitely be Noble Café. The star of the show here? Their cold brew coffee float (cold brew coffee poured onto soft vanilla ice cream), devoured with each delicious spoonful. After this little pick-me-up, you’ll be ready to explore the rest of Laurier Avenue East’s edibles.

What to order: The cold-brewed coffee float

Fous Desserts

809 Laurier Avenue East | website

A Laurier Street must for over 20 years now, this pastry shop keeps drawing happy customers back for more with its decadent treats and several Japanese-inspired creations. Not only it serve up some of the best croissants in town, but its Gargamel or Phénix cake will make sweet tooths positively swoon.

What to order: Nothing beats its light and flaky croissants or brioches of the day. Chocolate lovers will be in seventh heaven with the Phénix cake, while matcha mavens will definitely want to try the matcha cheesecake. Feel like a drink? The luscious hojicha latté is imminently sippable.

Lapin Pressé

1309 Laurier Avenue East | website

As you wander, be sure to stop by the window of the charming Lapin Pressé to order an iced coffee, an iced tea or even a bottle of natural wine to enjoy at home. If your taste buds are craving something more savoury, order one of their delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.

What to order: Don’t leave without a coffee and a bottle of wine.

Le Fromentier

1375 Laurier Avenue East | website

Veer left to head down the steps to the artisanal bakery Le Fromentier, and be wooed by the smell of freshly cooked breads and viennoiseries wafting in the air. Take your time browsing its delicious selection of Québec cheeses and charcuteries as well as its array of homemade products. This place has a treasure trove of yummy foods that you can stock up on.

What to order: A loaf of sourdough bread, along with some cheeses and charcuteries for the most awesome picnic ever.

Pâtisserie Rhubarbe

1479 Laurier Avenue East | website

A part of the Plateau Mont-Royal scenery for nearly 10 years now, Pâtisserie Rhubarbe has quickly become a neighbourhood fave, and Montrealers from farther out flock here too. The sweet wonders served up by pastry chef Stéphanie Labelle are definitely worth writing home for!

What to order: The dacquoise or the millefeuille of the day for its unbelievable lightness, plus the chocolate and fleur de sel caramel for its sheer decadence.

Tri Express or Le Bibim

1556 Laurier Avenue East | website
1650 Laurier Avenue East | website

Before setting out again, you can either have a picnic at Parc Laurier, or get take-out and enjoy a light supper at home. For the former, go to Tri Express for sushi or other specialties from chef Tri Du; for the latter, make your way to the all-new Le Bibim, which serves up bibimbap (a totally delish Korean rice dish) prepared just the way you want it.

What to order: The Omakase at Tri, and a bibimbap at Bibim.

 

Now that you’ve been victorious finding all these amazing victuals, head to Parc Laurier to have a snack and relish the rest of your day.

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Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

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