Montréal’s new bakeries and pastry shops
This article was updated on July 16, 2019.
Montréal’s food scene never ceases to impress. Here is our updated list of new bakeries that have opened recently. We love these new additions!
Fanfare Jarry is a new bakery/restaurant located on Jarry Street in Villeray. It specializes in French-style breads, pastries and desserts. Head there for lunch or for brunch and enjoy a quiche, jambon-beurre or one of the hearty brunch dishes in the bright and luminous dining room or on the beautiful, sunny terrasse.
Sachère Desserts’s owner and founder Sonya Sammut has worked with some of Montréal’s best-known chefs and was a contestant on Chopped Canada before opening her pastry shop. Sachère supplies many of the city’s restaurants and cafés with delectable desserts and will create custom-made cakes for any occasion. It specializes in gourmet and refined desserts and pastries made with high quality ingredients and lots of attention to detail. Sachère’s shop in the heart of the Village is also a great spot for a coffee and a treat.
Fantastic cakes, crispy chocolate chip cookies, scones, pastries and the irresistible Gus bread are some of the items found at Lou. David Ferguson, chef and owner of Gus restaurant, located right next door, has partnered with Ciaran Tierney to bring locals fabulous sweet and savoury goods. The space is small and charming, and the food is irresistible. The fabulous chocolate cake and the gooey Chelsea buns, an Ontarian riff on the cinnamon buns, are not to be missed.
Audacieuse Vanille is a pastry shop that just opened in Verdun. The luminous space displays rows of delicious creations laden with luscious creams and fluffy doughs that just happen to also be vegan. Their desserts are gluten-free and soy-free and made with organic and fair-trade ingredients when possible. The tiny store has but a handful of seats, which you can reserve for lunch or a sweet afternoon tea. Don’t leave without trying the signature carrot cake with cashew icing and maple syrup.
With two locations open within months of each other, Westrose is quickly making a name for itself in Montréal. Founded and operated by two French partners, Westrose is a pastry shop, bakery and tea salon all rolled into one. At Westrose, you can get your fix of buttery croissants, crispy mille-feuilles, luscious Paris-Brest or great breads in the same spot. You can have lunch or afternoon tea at the shops or take your goodies to go. Westrose’s first location is on Westmount’s Greene Avenue and its second is in Griffintown.
Le Toledo is located on Mont-Royal Avenue in a big and welcoming space that smells like freshly baked bread and sweet promises. Le Toledo uses natural flour and ingredients in making their breads and pastries. You can have a basket full of bread slices with homemade jam and butter for breakfast. For lunch, Le Toledo specializes in smørrebrøds, elegant Scandinavian tartines laden with seasonal toppings.
Saint-Laurent’s Madame Cannoli makes its cannoli shells and fillings in-house daily. You can create your own perfect version of the classic Italian treat by choosing among the 300+ possible combinations of filling, toppings and drizzles available at the cannoli bar. Madame Cannoli also makes gelato, cannoli cakes, pastries, donuts and more.
Mayssam Samaha, blogger
Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.