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Jul 3, 2009 10:02 AM

Petit Munich in West Island

The reports of it's death were greatly exaggerated. It was reported in the "restaurant closures" thread that this gem had closed (gem if only for the baked goods/breads/stollen) - but I can safely say, just having returned from there with bags ful of goodies that they are still very much open and operating.

Stollen lives!

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  1. Yes, I bow my head in shame - that was my mistake. I hadn't been in a while and when I pulled into the parking lot, to my horror, it been replaced by a breakfast place and whatnot. Knowing that the trip out to the West Island is a hardship for many of you, I though to post it's closure. As it turns out, it had just relocated down the road (very nearby!).

    Thanks to all who straightened me out, and let the stollen, and everything else they offer, fill our hungry bellies!

    Sorry to all for the confusion.

    1. Are you talking about the german store/grocery?
      Near the loblaws on St-Jean?

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      1. re: Anarkya

        Yes, it also a restaurant & charcuiterie. Not sure if they make their own cured meats and sausages. Maybe it's different now, at their new location.

        1. re: BLM

          Their meats and sausages come from Stefan Frick / LaColle - very authentical German !!!

          The only problem at PM, they dont have a licence to serve beer - and thats what most people wanna have with German food.

          Their breads and other products are not only German, most of them are really Bavarian.

          For me as a German, thats the best place in MTL for real German food - I also like Salamico.



          1. re: FortyMan

            I'm glad to hear your recommendation. Bavarian of course, whence the name.

            So I'll make an effort to head out there. Hope they don't laugh at my German. Where is Salamico?

            1. re: lagatta

              in ville st. laurent, close to the corner of marcel laurin & thimens.

              Salamico Co Ltee
              1980 Rue Lucien-Thimens, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R, CA

              1. re: C70

                That seems to be a producer - do they also sell retail?

                1. re: lagatta

                  yes, they have a retail store adjoining the plant. meats, cold cuts, sausages, and all kinds of polish/eastern european goodies.

              2. re: lagatta


                like C70 wrote, they are a butcher place with a lot of grocery items, mainly from Eastern Europe - but you can find a lot of typical German products there as well - I always go there to buy "Leberkäse" - kind of a meat loaf that looks like the inside of a hot dog sausage.

                At Munich only the owner speaks German, the girls working there just know the German names of their products.


          2. re: Anarkya

            It's across the street (kind of) from Loblaws and the SAQ, next door to a TD bank.

            Their hearty breads and bretzen are second to none - not to mention the stollen. Ooooh the stollen.

            1. re: maisonbistro

              Thank you Bar. Just bought Stollen...MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

              1. re: maisonbistro

                I was sad to see they were what I thought closed when I saw the breakfast restaurant, and I didn't know they move!

            2. Thanks! Would anyone have the exact address?

              Yes, it is a haul for me, but could make a nice bicycle excursion on a pleasant day, or if feeling lazy I'm sure I can get there by bus. Is the bread stellar? I love good German bread.

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              1. re: lagatta

                To me it's some of the best bread around, but I am Eastern European and I love a good, hearty, heavy bread made with rye flour or other kinds. It's not pouffy white stuff. And their bretzen are great too. Oh yeah, and the little raisin rolls (which are poofy white) are great - kind of a hot cross bun, but not. Oooh, I need to go again.

                4832 St. John's blvd
                Pierrefonds, Que


                1. re: maisonbistro

                  Thanks, maisonbistro! I'm not Central or Eastern European, but the heavy organic loaf with hazelnuts I bought at a small organic market at a park in Cologne - along with the most wonderful cherries, and very good cheese, made up a memorable treat.

                2. re: lagatta

                  You can also take the Deux Montaignes commuter train to Roxboro and then bike the remaining distance. Restrictions apply (no bikes on trains during weekday rush hours; Central Station is verboten at all times; maximum of four bikes per train; etc.), but if you embark/disembark at Portal Heights, it's usually pretty smooth sailing for days when biking all the way out and back seems too much of a schlep.

                3. Next Friday, September 18, they will have their Octoberfest celebration. The band Edelweiss will be performing. Entrance is $10.

                  I just had supper at PM tonight. I can't believe I hadn't been there in almost one year. I like the new place... very bright yet homey at the same time. Their baked goods section seems much bigger. I was shocked to find the place quite empty... my dining partner considered going elsewhere, but this place certainly deserves our local support.

                  I tried a platter with 3 types of sausage: oktoberfest, zigeuner (farmer style spiced), and my favorite, the kreiner (with smoked cheese). As I cit into the kreiner, it squirted cheese and hit me in the chin. I love a sausage with good snap!

                  Oh, and message to MikeyMadness... I asked if the lack of clientele could have anything to do with people thinking they were closed. I also referred to your "They have stolen my stollen" comment and she loved it. She has asked me to pass the message for you to let her know who you are next time you drop in.

                  1. It is actually closed for good now! I went once last year and didn't go back until I had access to car and when I tried, I discovered it was gone. This is a great shame because my German friend who I went with said it was a little taste of home.

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                    1. re: mattmtl1213

                      this is a great alternative:

                      Boulangerie Suzys Bakery

                      15450 bvld Pierrefonds
                      Pierrefonds, Québec
                      H9H 4K3

                      also, many more options:

                      1. re: FortyMan

                        Do they serve food too or is it just a bakery?

                        1. re: mattmtl1213

                          They have food as well, there are a few tables, but I didn't check out their menu - the owner used to work at PM by the way.

                          1. re: FortyMan

                            I will definitely check it out then! Thanks!