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Best Pastry shop (patisserie) in Montreal?

So far we have had great pastries and breads in Montreal in our 2 years here.

PREMIERE MOISSON: Great bread and amazing pastry.
PATISSERIE GASCON: Another chain, but amazingly good pastries.
YUKI: Japanese style pastries in Westmount. Wonderful.
RENOIR: The restaurant at the Sofitel has an extraordinary pastry chef.

ANY OTHERS?

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  1. there are loads of others, my personal favourite is fous desserts on laurier

    1. Foodlovergeneral, you really seem to love Renoir. Is it true that they have a lovely afternoon tea? I checked their website out but couldn't find any information on it.

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      1. re: carolilas

        Yes, it's fabulous. $20 for all you can eat pastries and tea sandwiches. One of the best bargains in town.

      2. Not a fancy patisserie by any means but the BEST CHOCOLATE BABKA IN THE WORLD is made at:
        Cheskie Heimish Bakery
        359 Bernard West, Montreal, QB, XX - (514) 271-2253

        Makes all other babkas taste like stale dry bread. Also super friendly staff.

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        1. re: cubanat

          I love Cheskie :) I used to work near there and the smell of their pastries fills up the whole Bernard/Parc intersection. Those cream cheese filled pastries... nothing fancy but so comforting
          I never tried the babka tough... but was always curious about them.
          (yes I just googled babka to see what it was... now I know what to call those swirly layered cakes
          )

          1. re: sophie.brunet

            Love those cheese filled things they have. I'm obsessed with them ! You sure it's cream cheese though , always thought it was Possibly ricotta. The babkas are good too

            1. re: jay_81k

              It might be ricotta too... I just know its something creamy and cheesy... whatever it is its delicious!

        2. P√Ętisserie Rhubarbe of course.

          1. San Marco should definitely be included on the list. 1581 Jean Talon est near Fabre metro station.