Best Dessert Restaurants in Montreal

As a university student, Montreal was the first city where I discovered the concept of the dessert restaurant. As a self professed chocoholic, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the area’s many dessert eateries. From the best cheesecake I’ve ever had at Rockaberry to chocolate overload at Juliette et Chocolat, check out my list of the best dessert restaurants in Montreal.

Juliette et Chocolat

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Juliette et Chocolat was my first foray into the world of dessert restaurants, and boy did it do the opposite of disappoint! The heavenly smell of melted chocolate greets you at the door, giving way to the French boulangerie-inspired decor. Though there are a few savoury crepe and salad options on the menu, as the name suggests, this restaurant is all about dessert. From ice cream based sundaes, milkshakes, and cookie sandwiches to chocolate fondues with brownie bites, waffle bits, and fresh fruit, the menu is vast at Juliette et Chocolat. More than ice cream and fondue, there are also waffles, sweet crepes, decadent brownies (over 10 flavours), stuffed cookies, and specialty desserts, such as the chocolat fondant (a piping hot molten lava cake topped with your choice of melted chocolate or salted caramel and a scoop of ice cream – a.k.a. pure heaven). Alternatively, if you’re just stopping by for a quick drink, you have to try one of their gourmet hot chocolates made with your choice of dark, milk, or white chocolate.

Cacao 70

Founded in Montreal, Cacao 70 was the second dessert restaurant I discovered in the city. Now with four locations on Parc Avenue, Mont Royal East, the Gay Village, and Sainte Catherine West, this restaurant specializes in all things chocolate. Like Juliette et Chocolat, Cacao 70 offers both sweet and savoury options, but again, why go savoury when you’re at a dessert restaurant? One of my favourite options here is their dessert pizza, where melted cheese is swapped for melted chocolate. Flavour combinations range from chocolate banana to chocolate marshmallow, each one more decadent than the last. They also offer a selection of waffles, crepes, ice cream sundaes and parfaits, chocolate cake, cheesecake, and seven different fondues. If you’re at Cacao 70 with a friend or partner, I highly recommend one of the sharing plates, because it’s too hard to pick just one menu item! The “Bring-It-All-On” sharing plate is meant for two or more, and includes a slice of triple chocolate pizza, a banana split waffle, milk chocolate fondue with marshmallows, two specialty chocolate drinks, and chocolate-covered ice cream with fruit.

Rockaberry

If you’re craving cheesecake in Montreal, look no further than Rockaberry. This dessert restaurant is known around the city for its mile high cheesecakes, of which they offer 25 different flavours. Not your typical cheesecake, Rockaberry cakes are made up of light and fluffy cream cheese (almost to the point of tasting like whipped cream cheese) and are piled high with delicious toppings. Though I’m partial to the apple crumble cheesecake (pictured above), other fan favourites are caramel fudge, Toblerone, Oreo, key lime, strawberry rhubarb, Boston cream, and chocolate hazelnut with Nutella. There are currently seven locations across Montreal, where you can dine in or take a slice of pie, or even a whole pie to go!  

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Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Toronto and it was during her time studying History and English that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, or watching Disney musicals.