Croissants, chocolatines, mille-feuille, tarte au citron… these are just a few of the mouth-watering pastries you can get at the Montreal patisseries below. Whether you’re in need of a buttery treat for a friend’s birthday or you have a serious sweet tooth yourself, you have to plan a visit to the pastry shops on this list.
Known for their perfectly flaky croissants, Le Paltoquet is a must-visit on any patisserie tour of Montreal. This quaint café is nestled on Van Horne Avenue in the borough of Outremont. Fresh croissants (regular, almond and chocolate) are made daily and served in their small seating area, or on their scenic terrasse that will make you feel like you’ve escaped to Paris. A Le Paltoquet croissant and a cappuccino is the ideal way to start any summer morning.
Located in Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood, La Cornetteria produces some of the best Italian pastries in the city. If you’re a fan of the cronut in particular (or anything Nutella,) then La Cornetteria is for you! Freshly-baked cronuts in flavours like strawberry cream, Nutella, and custard, bomboloni, and sfogliatelle are just a few of the must-try treats at La Cornetteria.
Mamie Clafoutis is known for its impeccable, home-baked French patisserie. With locations all around the city, it’s clear just how much Montrealers love this pastry shop. Mamie Clafoutis specializes in tarts, pies, and bread, and always has truly delicious seasonal offerings, such as the array of maple treats (maple cheesecake, white chocolate and maple cinnamon rolls, sugar pie, and the ficelle de crisse, made with bacon and maple syrup) currently on offer.
Unlike some of the more delicate pastries on this list, anything you buy from Cremy Patisserie is guaranteed to fill you up! While their brownies and croissants are delicious, it’s their ice cream sandwiches, monstrous donuts and zeppole that really take Cremy Patisserie to the next level. Notable menu items include the strawberry meringue donut, the popcorn donut, and the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.
Maison Christian Faure is the cream of the crop when it comes to French patisserie in Montreal. Located in the heart of Old Port right next to the Notre Dame Basilica, Maison Christian Faure is not only a pastry shop, it’s a pastry school. If you’re looking to take a class in the art of patisserie, or just looking to enjoy some classic French pastries (think tarte au citron and mille-feuille) with your morning coffee, then head on over to Maison Christian Faure.