Pâtisserie Rhubarbe’s pastries and desserts are almost too gorgeous to eat, but you’d be doing a disservice to yourself if you left a single crumb behind. Pastry chef Stephanie Labelle and her team have mastered French classics like millefeuille, macarons and the bakery’s fruity cheesecakes that change seasonally. It can’t be stressed enough: Everything ordered at their contemporary bakery’s absolutely divine.
UPDATE, September 2020: In our unending crusade to bring you only the best bakeries in Montreal, we’ve reexamined our list and diligently crammed in even more treats worth your time. This new version adds a whopping ten local bakeries onto our list, and—while that may seem like a lot—the proof is in the pudding (filled pastry), each astonishing us with a tireless devotion to their craft.
The inventories of Montreal’s best bakeries—like the city itself—are made from a crazy mishmash of old and new world sensibilities, and the city’s bakers and pastry chefs all draw heavily from French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, and Greek bread and pastry traditions. Whether you’re looking for best coffee and croissants in Montreal to start your morning, searching for a perfect baguette to round out a picnic in one of Montreal’s parks or a dinner party, or hunting down the best desserts one by one? This carefully prepared list of the city's best will guide the way.
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