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Montreal Restaurants

St-Viateur Bagel & Café

Updated 07/30/2014

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Even expatriate New Yorkers have been known to prefer Montréal's light, crispy, and slightly sweet bagel to its heavier Manhattan cousin. (The secret? The dough is boiled in honey-sweetened water before baking in a wood-burning oven.) With coffee and smoked salmon, these bagels make a great breakfast, or a snack at any time of the day. The wood-fired brick ovens at the original location—at 263 rue St-Viateur Ouest, in Mile End—have been operating since 1957. Keep

in mind that although that location is open 24/7, it just serves bagels to go; there are no tables for dining in.

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1127 av. Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, Québec, H2G 1X9, Canada

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Updated 07/30/2014


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By carsls

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Dec 21, 2010

St-Viateur Bagel & Café Review

I love bagels like no other and not to put this place down, but they aren't Montreal's absolute best as most think. My favorite Montreal bagel shop, Mount Royal Bagel Bakery isn't that well known, but they are truly home to Montreal's best bagel.

By Josh

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Aug 25, 2005

Have You Ever Had a Real Bagel?

If so, you won't be pleased. If Pepperidge Farm opened a bagel shop, this would be it. White-bread crusty on the outside like an overcooked breadstick, with a sickening sweet flavor that makes H&H Bagels seem like pure sourdough, these glorified pretzels are a big disappointment. Some expat New Yorkers like them says Fodors? Yeah, well, some people love Red Lobster too. On the plus side, the staff were very pleasant.

By Donna

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Apr 24, 2005

A Necessary Stop!!

If you like bagels you must stop here. Get a dozen to go and a package of cream cheese to eat on the ride home (like we did on the ride back to Philly.) Just ask for some plastic bags to keep them fresh, the workers are very accommodating.

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