Dessert Places in Montreal - Hidden Gems
22 Sep 2018
Best Dessert Spots in Montreal
There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a small (or really big) dessert. You might want something sweet to eat after dinner, or maybe you just need to satisfy a specific craving. Whatever the reason, these dessert spots below will surely have your sweet tooth covered.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory? Well fortunately enough, this place comes pretty close. Their menu is filled with mouthwatering, sweet creations that not only taste good but also are truly a work of art. You can choose from a wide variety of their innovative concoctions, like their crazy milkshakes, bubble waffles, dessert pasta, and more. They are most known for the C'WOW – A chocolate dome filled with pieces of liege waffles, brownies, mixed berries, gelato, crumble, and pecans. A warm caramel sauce is poured on top to melt the chocolate and voilà – you hit the jackpot. Go ahead. Go wild and indulge.
Open Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – 12 AM
1255 Bishop St, Montreal, QC H3G 2E2
If you're looking for a place with cozy vibes and handcrafted sweet treats, then this is the place for you. As the name entails, this is a rustic little dessert shop located in St Henri. They are known for their assortment of pies, but they also have an array of unique and nostalgic desserts - like their homemade Wunderbar and Whippet. Best of all, their pies are individually portioned, so you can sample many different flavours at once. If you prefer having pie by the slice, you can always order a full-sized version in advanced. They also have many catering options, which you can check out on their website.
Open Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
4615 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H4C 1S3
3. Pâtisserie Rhubarbe
This sophisticated pastry shop serves some of the most beautiful and delicate desserts in town. Their products are always local and in season, so you can trust that you're getting high-quality desserts every time. They serve a wide selection of classic and exotic delights that are handcrafted and made to perfection - like their vanilla caramel mille-feuilles. Since everything is always made fresh, make sure to come early so they don't sell out. Now you don't have to go to Paris to indulge in some fine, elegant desserts!
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM
1479 Laurier Ave E, Montreal, QC H2J 1H8
4. Cocoa Locale
This sweet little shop has been around since 2005 and has a reputation of having some of the best cakes in the city. What makes it so special is that it's a one-woman show. The owner, Reema, bakes everything herself in an open kitchen at her store. Her cakes are baked fresh daily with quality ingredients, which is why most of her stuff is sold out by late afternoon. Reema makes traditional baked goods with a modern twist. For example, she'll make a classic chocolate cake, but with chai spice. Although she is known for her cakes, you can find a variety of other desserts in her shop. She takes cash only, so make sure to come prepared!
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM
4807 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2V 4E7
* Reema does not have a website or any social media – since she runs everything on her own, she would rather spend that time baking in the kitchen!
5. Trou de Beigne
Calling all donut lovers! This delightful shop located in Little Italy serves fun and original donuts. They are light, fluffy and made fresh every single day. These donuts are made with coconut oil and don't contain any preservatives, so it's always best to eat them the same day. They also come in smaller sizes, so you have the option of trying multiple flavours. You can choose from maple bacon, s'mores, cookie dough, and more. They also have a few vegan options that are available on order. Be sure to grab a dozen donuts to share with your friends and family (or just eat them all on your own. I won't tell).
Open Tuesday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
156 Rue Saint-Zotique, Montreal, QC H2S 1K8
Author: (our newest blogger!) Karina Altan