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Restaurant type

  • Sandwich Shop,

Cuisine type

  • Regional,


  • Sandwich,


  • Take-out,

Products and Services

  • Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant,
  • Coffee Shop,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
4524 boul St Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R3
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,
  • < $10,

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Meet the owner

Born and raised in Montreal, Jeffrey Finkelstein headed to New York to study at the International Culinary School at age 24. With the hopes of perfecting his craft, he spent time as a chef in top Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, England, Denmark and the USA. With his taste for high-end cuisine satiated, he took a position at a pastry and chocolate shop in Barcelona and discovered a unique interest in baking.

When he returned to Montreal, he began baking bread - just a few loaves a day - and giving them to friends. More serious demand grew, and landmark Montreal restaurants began turning to him for their bread. Soon he was supplying a long-list of Montreal establishments such as Dominion Square Tavern and Joe Beef. "I worked in restaurants for over 20 years and the bread was always an issue," says Jeffrey. "I decided to specialize in creating the best restaurant bread in the city."

When 2014 arrived, it was time to open to the public and make the delicious breads enjoyed in the city's favourite restaurants available every day. "The icing on the cake was to have a place where people in the neighbourhood could stop by and get the bread the pickiest chefs in the city rely on," explains Jeffrey. He moved the bakery to a new location just off of Mont-Royal Avenue on St. Laurent Street, adding a front-end café with tables, individual products and a menu à la carte.

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    Khaled M

    One of the best b...

    One of the best bakeries in the city, great place for a sunday brunch too!

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    One of Montreal's Finest...

    One of my favourite bakeries in Montreal. Bread, gourmet coffee and delicious treats. They also serve an amazing brunch on the weekends and have fantastic lunch options. A must try for anyone who loves good food.

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    Perfect treats from Montreal bakeries

    Perfect treats from Montreal bakeries

    Chef Jeffrey Finkelstein’s Hof Kelsten on Boulevard St. Laurent wears a couple of hats – it’s both a Jewish-French bakery and a brunch spot. Come for a loaf of the bakery’s well-known sourdough or challah breads, and then come back again for Saturday morning brunch, where the dish to have is shakshuka.

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    Take a bite out of these crazy good sandwiches in Montreal

    Hof Kelsten is right in the heart of the Plateau and holds its own among other famous Montreal sandwich establishments. These guys stand out for their bread. Baker Jeffrey Finkelstein makes a rye and caraway bread that goes quite well with his own smoked gravlax topped with cream cheese, fennel and cucumbers. He's also no slouch when it comes to traditional breads like the French baguette. The chopped liver and brisket are also popular items.

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