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is there a great bakery and coffee shop in old montreal?

kevin25 Sep 14, 2010 07:06 PM

hi we are staying at the Nelligan in early october is there a nice bakery/coffee shop to walk to in the early am? thanks

  1. nochainsplease Sep 22, 2010 11:17 AM

    - Cafe Luna D'Oro (469 St-Francois-Xavier) (cute spot painted yellow and owned by a very nice lady. good coffee and small selection of pastries made on the spot.)
    - Le Petit Hotel (168 St-Paul ouest) (it's a hotel, but they make wonderful coffee! not a bakery though)
    - Another vote for Olive & Gourmando (351 St-Paul ouest) (great pastries and croissants - sandwiches too, overpriced coffee, cozy decor)
    - Marche de la Villette (324 St-Paul ouest) (French-themed spot, a little cheezy, but they have French pastries on hand and accordion music always playing, if that's your thing)
    - Cafe Bistro Serafim (393 St-Paul est) (interesting spot, eveything is made there, heavy emphasis on organic products. the zucchini cake, though a bit pricey, is absolutely delicious)

    393 St Paul E, Montreal, QC H2Y1H3, CA

    Cafe Luna
    9181 Boul Maurice-Duplessis, Montreal, QC H1E6M3, CA

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      Fallon Sep 15, 2010 09:39 PM

      Was just in Montreal this w/e stayed at the Intercontinental which is 4 blocks from OG, they are open on Sunday, but not until 8am. The two bagel joints, St. Viateur and Fairmount are not located walking distance from the Nelligan. Worth your while to check them out for a snack however at some point.

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      1. re: Fallon
        Maximilien Sep 16, 2010 04:41 AM

        No issue walking from Old-Montreal to either bagel places; with no stop, you can make in in about one hour

        make it a walk'n'eat event, via "chinatown", schwartz's, patatipatata, couple of portugese chicken places, couple of indian places, bagels , .... beer, coffee, ..., ....

        1. re: Maximilien
          kevin25 Sep 16, 2010 05:00 PM

          i like the idea... if we get half way tolerable weather that sounds fun

      2. kpzoo Sep 14, 2010 07:09 PM

        Olive & Gourmando - http://www.oliveetgourmando.com
        351 Rue Saint Paul Ouest

        Note: closed Sundays & Mondays

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        1. re: kpzoo
          wilmagrace Sep 14, 2010 07:48 PM

          I have yet to find either in Old Montreal, but coffeeshops all over, nothing special. Olive & Gourmando is only sitdown pastry shop I recall and it is close to Nelligan. You might try the new coffee pastry place opening in downtown Montreal in October in Birks jewellery store (mezzanine level) opposite the Bay department store -- desserts and inhouse chocolates will be a specialty. Will have lunches, dinners, teatimes or you can go for desserts. It is on Ste Catherine St. so you have lots to do after your coffee,as is main shopping area, there is also the contemporary art museum nearby.
          You can call them when you arrive to get more info and be sure it opened on schedule
          1240 Phillips Square
          Montreal 514 397 2511

          You might want to try desserts and coffee at this new restaurant opening in October in Old Montreal just up the street from Marche Bonsecours. They will be serving meals but i find if you go after busy period clients are usually welcomed for just coffee and dessert. It seems info is only on facebook at this point

          1. re: wilmagrace
            sir_jiffy Sep 15, 2010 03:22 PM

            You can actually get anything to go at Olive & Gourmando.

            1. re: sir_jiffy
              kevin25 Sep 15, 2010 07:44 PM

              it looks good and just a short walk from the hotel...which bagel do you like?

              1. re: kevin25
                kevin25 Sep 15, 2010 07:49 PM

                fairmount or St Viateur

                1. re: kevin25
                  sir_jiffy Sep 16, 2010 07:27 AM

                  slight preference for Fairmount, but you could go either way.

            2. re: wilmagrace
              kevin25 Sep 15, 2010 07:37 PM

              thank you I'll check facebook

            3. re: kpzoo
              SourberryLily Sep 23, 2010 02:29 PM

              Olive et Gourmando is the obvious choice.

              As an alternative, i'd suggest Les Glaceurs which is a cupcake/gelato place. Their cafe is quite cute, their cupcakes delicious, and their coffee is good... It's not a french cafe but i thought it was worth mentioning.

              Olive et Gourmando
              351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA

              1. re: SourberryLily
                kevin25 Sep 23, 2010 07:04 PM

                thank you its always worth it...

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