Pâtisserie Au Kouign Amann
This tiny bakery tucked away on Avenue du Mont-Royal hides one of the city’s most decadent secrets: the kouign amann, a Breton pastry creation that can only be tasted to be believed. Picture an eggy, pie-shaped croissant, then smother that in butter and caramel that crisps up around the edges. It’s a morsel of insanity, that’s what it is, and this place is its originator in Montreal
. They also bake regular delights, like baguettes, loaves, blueberry tartlets stuffed with almond paste and chocolate croissants. Stop in for a perch at one of the two and a half tables and a quick sandwich on your way to or from the mountain.