It's all about the gobsmackingly good fried biscuit and brioche donuts here, and you won’t find them anywhere else in the city. Together with some amazing coffee, you’ve got a dreamy combo that puts Tunnel a cut above the rest. There’s no question about it: If you’re not a coffee connoisseur already, you’ll be one after tasting the goods here.
UPDATE, December 2021: With a long winter ahead of us, we were thinking it would be a good time to take another look at the best bakeries and pastry shops in Montreal. After all, what could be better when it's cold out than bringing home warm croissants or expertly-crafted bread? What's better than bringing home a cake and sharing it with loved ones? Happiness is warm carbs.
The inventories of the best bakeries and pastry shops in Montreal—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 (like the best donuts!) one by one? This carefully prepared list of the city's best will guide the way.
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