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calvin333 Jan 13, 2007 04:10 AM

Can anyone recommend a breakfast place with exceptional croissants and cafe au lait. We are staying near McGill. Thanks

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    morebubbles RE: calvin333 Jan 13, 2007 12:21 PM

    McGill Street in Old Montreal or McGill College Avenue (downtown)?
    Olive & Gourmando, St. Paul Street, Old Montreal
    Downtown: Au Pain Dore (Peel above St. Cath.)has good croissants, good coffee, homestyle jams.
    'exceptional croissants' you'd have to travel around town and do your own comparisons - you could start with Duc de Lorraine on Cote des Neiges etc (you can do a search here for others)

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      FlavoursGal RE: calvin333 Jan 13, 2007 01:03 PM

      I assume you're staying near McGill University. There's a nice little place at the corner of Sherbrooke and Parc called Cafe Imagination. I've never had the croissants there, but have had good brunch food and sandwiches.

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        christian_r RE: calvin333 Jan 13, 2007 06:14 PM

        At a walking distance on Mc Gill Avenue, Le Cartet is a "food boutique", that serves delicious breakfast. Olive and Gourmando is also a must for "palmier and brownies". Try also Juliette et Chocolat on St Denis for magnificient brownies and crêpes.

        1. spankyhorowitz RE: calvin333 Jan 22, 2007 09:02 PM

          I would walk over to the corner of Parc and Prince Arthur. there is a great French bakery/restaurent there that will have great croissants and cafe au lait.

          1. mainsqueeze RE: calvin333 Jan 23, 2007 06:01 AM

            Don't you mean Belgian? La Patisserie Belge.

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              spankyhorowitz RE: mainsqueeze Jan 26, 2007 07:51 PM

              yep. is this who i think it is?

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                mainsqueeze RE: spankyhorowitz Feb 5, 2007 11:52 AM

                Yes! (Sorry, I didn't see your post until now. Oops.)

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