Here’s where the time-honored pairing of coffee and donuts gets taken up a notch, with impeccably pulled shots and brilliant brews of beans sourced directly from the Canadian Roasting Society—a central hub for Montreal’s all-star indie coffee roasting scene— that are served alongside gobsmackingly good fried biscuit and brioche donuts you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Together, 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.
From North American rings and puffy and fully-stuffed pastries to international varieties like churros, bomboloni, paczkis, beignets and more, the best donuts in Montreal contain a more-than-satisfying variety. Whether it's starting your days with the best brunch or breakfast in Montreal or ending it with the best dessert in Montreal, you can't go wrong with some deliciously sweet and fried dough. While shopping around the glass cases of a Tim Hortons is a time-honoured Canadian tradition, pastry wizards from the best bakeries in Montreal have not been afraid to add their own touch to the classic dish with innovative takes that stand head and shoulders above chain varities. The shade's thrown, and no apology's necessary.
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