Where to cure your cupcake cravings in Montreal

We won’t put our heads in the sand: the cupcake now rules over all the other desserts in town. Specialty shops can be found all over Montreal, all aiming at one specific point: serving you the best cupcake in town. You be the judge. What say you? Here is a list of where you can sample those exquisite “baby cakes”. Please enjoy!

Sweet Isabelle

1584 Rue Fleury Est, Montréal, QC H2C 1S6

Sweet Isabelle doesn’t skimp on quality. The pure butter award-winning cupcakes are made daily with premium quality ingredients including the best chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The “everyday cupcakes” come in 10 cake flavours and 7 flavours of buttercream icing and are topped with beautiful marshmallow fondant decorations. Special occasion themed cupcakes are also available and you can even learn how to make your own at one of Sweet Isabelle’s popular workshops.

Dolce Et Gateaux

800, rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H5A 1K6

Founded in 2012, Dolce & Gâteaux now has three boutiques around Montreal. They offer a daily variety of cupcakes in some classic flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and red velvet as well as many more from an impressive rotating menu of 50 flavours. A special cupcake of the month, personalized fondant decorations, mini cupcakes and special occasion cakes and cupcakes for births, showers, corporate events and more are also available.

Sophie Sucrée

167, av des Pins E, Montréal, QC H2W 1N9

This Old Montreal spot is perfect for those looking for some vegan treats. The 10 flavours of cupcakes are all made with 100% plant-based ingredients and many are nut-free and/or gluten-free. The resulting cakes are a little bit healthier than your mainstream treats, but just as delicious.

Cocoa Locale

4807, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7

Often lauded as one of the best pâtisseries in Montreal, Reema Singh’s cakes are all sprinkled with a little dusting of vintage magic and old-fashioned fairy dust. The diminutive store’s 1950s-inspired décor dishes out homemade cakes inspired by the seasons and the baker’s mood. Flavours such as chocolate and lavender have become classics here and the shop has become a favourite among Montrealers since it opened 10 years ago.

Pâtisserie Petit Lapin

342A, av Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2M8

If you have food allergies or intolerances, it can be hard to find great pastries. But fret not, because Petit Lapin makes products that are gluten-free, lactose-free and “free of the 10 priority food allergens” such as peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, soy, wheat and more. They also happen to be vegan and absolutely delicious. Moist and rich, their cupcakes come in several flavours – cookie dough, anyone? – and are topped with a light and smooth cream that will have you asking for more.

D Liche Cupcakes

3964, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M2

Located in the heart of the Plateau, D Liche specializes in cakes of all sizes, including a delicious array of cupcakes. An assortment of 12 flavours are available daily and inspired by their list of over 50 recipes as well as by the seasons. Themed cupcakes, personalized cakes and sweet tables are also on the menu at this popular spot.

Les Délices Lafrenaie inc

8415 rue Lafrenaie, Saint-Léonard, QC H1P 2B3

Lafrenaie is a family-run business that’s been operating for many decades and now has three retail locations. They’ve become an institution among dessert lovers in Montreal for their cakes for all occasions and their many flavours of cupcakes.

Boulangerie Pâtisserie Yuki

5211, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1T7

After attending pastry school in Tokyo and San Francisco and working as a pastry chef in California, Yukiko Sekiya moved to Montreal and opened Yuki Bakery where she specializes in gorgeously decorated and award-winning cakes and cupcakes.

Les Glaceurs-Glaces et Cupcakes

453, rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 2V8

Close to 30 flavours of cupcakes are available at this specialty store, and that doesn’t even include the extra seasonal flavours. The cakes are made in-house every day using the best ingredients and clever combinations of cake and icing in order to create balanced flavours and the perfect sweet bite. Corporate and custom-made cupcakes are also available as well as a printing service using edible paper.

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