Just tried this new place downtown and wow... I think I found one of my new favorite spot in the city AND a reason to go in this neighbourhood.
The place is beautifully decorated, parisian-style new pâtisserie I'd say. Pastries are high-end, presentation and taste wise. Just had the Paris-Brest, which is one of my favourite pâtisserie, and it was absolutely delicious. I also bought a beautiful éclair au chocolat which I will try later tonight.
Was kinda disappointed at first to see that the bread was not made by them, but it's from Le pain dans les voiles (St-Hilaire), so it's cool to have access to this GREAT bread in Montréal. They have these giant loafs of le pain du peuple which you can cut and buy by weight. Delicious caramelized crust for a unique bread. This bakery could teach cooking lessons to a lot of bakeries in Montréal that likes their bread white and soft. Also, it's probably because it's the opening week, but you can taste most of the bread.
I think they also had sandwich, soup and salad in the back but I didn't needed that (because bread+Paris Brest is already a perfect lunch) so I didn't take a look.
Will go back soon for sure.
1490 Sherbrooke Ouest