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.

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