The perfect ending to any meal: Montreal's best desserts

Trying to find the best desserts and coffee in Montréal? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Fous desserts, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Le Montréalais. We also help you find areas where desserts and coffee are prominent so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Montréal's best.

The selections here cover a wide range of options to appease doughnut lovers, chocolate addicts and/ or fans of premium handmade ice cream and gelatos. Popular neighborhood spots as well as favorite Montreal and/or Quebec chains figure prominently in the list. In a city that cares deeply about food, it's hard to find a bad dessert in Montreal.



Montreal has no shortage of patisseries, gelato makers and chocolatiers, but Fous Desserts is at the top of everyone's list of favorites. The variety alone is astounding and changes with the seasons. Some things to try: le Pheonix (brownie base...  Read More



Home made desserts created from innovative recipes served in a quaint sweet-smelling shop insure the continued success of this popular bakery that specializes in cupcakes. Their traditional chocolate cupcake is made with less sugar than...  Read More

Le Montréalais


This popular bistro, located on the premises of the Fairmont Hotel Queen Elizabeth, makes for a popular diversion any time of the day but is a particular favorite for afternoon high tea. For one price, guests can sample a variety of decadent...  Read More

Brulerie Saint-Denis


This chic, contemporary spot done in red, white and black is a Montreal favorite and not just for the selection of coffee from around the world but also for the multitude of desserts and pastries that pair perfectly with their world-renowned...  Read More



Highlights of this popular sweet shop focus on doughnuts including a new vegan citrus offering called grapefruit burst. Other popular doughnut flavors here include the lime coconut,caramel maple bacon- a real Canadian treat, milk chocolate...  Read More

la Maison Cakao


Follow your nose to the east end of the Plateau for a pure, unadulterated chocolate experience. Proprietress of pleasure, Edith Gagnon, is a master chocolatier who imports her goods from the French Maison Barry-Caillebeau, and mixes them with an...  Read More



When the line stretches down the block virtually year round, you know the place has something special to offer. In this case, it's the ice cream. Made in-house, the ice cream varieties are often unusual, depending on what sorts of fruits are in...  Read More



The next big thing is the chocolate lounge, a place similar in style and trendiness to a chic cocktail bar, but with a plethora of high quality chocolate treats instead of fruity mixed drinks. The concept has been popular in big cities like New...  Read More

Boulangerie Première Moisson


Presenting 40 artisan breads many with dessert-friendly ingredients and an eye-popping array of gorgeous pastries, not to mention the coffee, this boulangerie is as much a delight for the nose as it is for the stomach. Light lunch options...  Read More



For all things chocolate head to one of four Montreal locations for over the top - large portion sizes of everything from chocolate pizza to Mexican hot chocolate, kicked up with a touch of cayenne pepper. The best dishes for sharing - perfect...  Read More


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