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Patisserie Harmonie is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill bakeries. Located on Rue de la Gauchetière, in Chinatown, the vibrant bakery and dessert place offers a wide range of Asian desserts and baked goodies. With an impressive menu of over 50 dessert preparations, the bakery offers several cakes, Asian pastries, sweetmeats and bakery items that are quite rare to find in Montreal. Apart from local hits such as hokkaido and sesame balls, among others, they also serve quite a selection of bubble teas and specialty beverages.
Cookie Stefanie is an endearing bakery and restaurant serving delicious, freshly-baked goodies. From mini cookies, regular cookies to cream-laden delights like cupcakes, cakes and even muffins adorn the display at Cookie Stefanie. Grab your favorite ones and order a cup of well-brewed latte or cappuccino to complement your sweet treats. Settle down in of the intimate seats and enjoy blissful solitude. If you wish to curtail the sugar rush, Cookie Stefanie has grilled cheese sandwiches on offer too. They also sell cookie boxes which make perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Juliette et Chocolat is the creation of a genius master chocolatier named Juliette. This is more than just a restaurant or a coffee shop. It is a place to indulge in rich, inventive and scrumptious chocolate concoctions in a cozy environment. From old-fashioned hot chocolate to classic desserts with a twist such as the popular white chocolate coconut brownie, their decadent menu allows customers to enjoy cocoa in every possible way. A great spot for chocolate lovers, Juliette’s menu also offers tasty lunch options such as the goat cheese crepe and the Mexican salad with chocolate chicken. Affordable and original, it is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon snack or satisfy a late-night dessert craving.
Owned and operated by a guy who started making ice cream by hand, this tiny hole-in the wall serves the city's best vanilla, or so says the Montreal Gazette's poll. There isn't anywhere to sit, so during warm summer evenings crowds get their cones, sundaes or milkshakes and go for a stroll up and down the Boulevard St-Laurent. It is one of dozens of ice cream and gelato joints in the area, but this one definitely outshines the others. Cash only.
If chocolate is an essential part of your world then Cacao 70 is the place for you to be. This restaurant has a vast selection of decadent specials that come laden with chocolate and taste like a hug from within. Many also explore Cacao 70 for brunch or breakfast which is the perfect time to indulge in waffles, moreish crepes and fruit plates with chocolate sauce. On a warm afternoon, locals prefer Cacao 70 for frozen treats as they serve creative flavors of ice creams, milkshakes and sundaes. Though getting them out of here could be a bit of a hassle, little ones are sure to enjoy a visit to this place.
Located on the Notre-Dame street west, it isn't difficult to locate Patrice Patissier. Simply follow the aromatic trails of baked goodies and you should be home! At Patrice Patissier you can see the chefs creating magic with flour and sugar and they end up giving a gourmet touch to everyday, bakery items. Albeit pricier than others on the block, every dish served here is worth the money spent. Patrice Patissier also has a distinctive lunch menu, the items on which validate the chef's talent for savory dishes as well.
A small place painted in bright green and with a long queue outside easily catches eyes of the people. Kem CoBa is one of the most loved and favorite ice cream parlors of Montreal. This popular ice cream center has been offering homemade ice creams of some common and unusual flavors. Not only this, they also have sorbets and cheesecakes which are, also, loved by all the locals and visitors. This small joint has to be there in your list if you plan to visit Montreal.