Eat: St-Viateur Bagel & Café (Mont-Royal location)

Another landmark in Montreal and a must-go to bring home the best Montreal bagels the province can offer, is St-Viateur Bagel.

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Since 1957, St-Viateur Bagel has been hand-rolling, shaping, boiling in a honey and water mixture and baking them in wood ovens. The tradition still has not changed to this day. The original and most popular location is at St-Viateur Ouest where you can only pick up bagels, spreads etc., but they do have several location throughout Montreal, some of which are also cafés where you can order a bagel with all the fixings, sit and enjoy.

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But the best part of going inside the store is the smell of bagel. The smell of freshly baked bread just gets me.

Now funny enough, I’m not really a bagel person. At work, we used to get bagels every Wednesday when we have our meeting and I would rarely take a bagel. There is something about these bagels though: thinner than the commercial variety, slight crispy exterior, soft and chewy interior, and subtle sweetness from the honey bath. Their sesame bagels are the most popular (they make a lot of it), but they have poppy seeds, all dressed, cinnamon and raisins, etc.

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After our brunch at Cornichon, we stopped by their cafe location on Mont-Royal. I bought home half a dozen (3 sesame and 3 poppy). I love their sesame and wished I bought more home (they ship throughout Canada and USA!).

It is the best souvenir you can buy when in Montreal.

St-Viateur Bagel & Café
1127 Mont-Royal E.
Montréal, Quebec
H2J 1X9

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2 thoughts on “Eat: St-Viateur Bagel & Café (Mont-Royal location)

    • Haha it is like cheering for sports team! I heard that Fairmont is good too, going to try them when I am back in Montreal.
      No, we didn’t go to Wilensky’s, but I am going to add it to the list to visit, it’s rare to find places like these. Thank you!! 🙂

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