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St-Viateur Bagel

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263 St. Viateur West, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1Y1, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The Montreal bagel is handmade and wood-fired baked bagel. Compare to the New York-style bagel the Montreal bagel is smaller, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole, and is always baked in a wood-fired oven. It contains malt, egg, and no salt and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Montreal bagel is handmade and wood-fired baked bagel. Compare to the New York-style bagel the Montreal bagel is smaller, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole, and is always baked in a wood-fired oven. It contains malt, egg, and no salt and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked in a wood-fired All bagels are still produced by... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Love St-Viateur Bagel. Make a special visit to sit in one of the cafes to have a wonderful bagel right out of the fired oven (you can see in the back) and bring home the best sesame (a few other flavors but not a lot) bagels you'll ever have. A bit different from the bagels in the US but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We trekked over after a full morning of walking on Mont Royal, very hungry for those famous Montreal bagels. Even at 1:30 pm there was a line at the door. Bagels were being churned out from the wood-fired oven, and though crowded the line moved quickly enough. The shop sells only bagels, take-out only. Fixings are available for DIY sandwich... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

St-Viateur Bagel, open 24 hours a day has some of the best bagels in Montreal. You get to see them making them in the shop and, as expected, they're very fresh and taste great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Yum! I went to the Mont Royal location on Easter Sunday. It's a great place to sit and visit or read the morning paper with quite an extensive coffee and breakfast menu! Of course the sesame bagel is a must, excellent with plain or flavored cream cheese.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you are looking for a fix of 'Montreal style" bagels - that is not the fat, doughy, US style ones, but the slightly sour, chewy, flavorful Montreal bagels - pick up half a dozen at St Viateur, off St. Lawrence in the heart of Mile End, one of the liveliest mixed ethnic neighborhoods in Mtl full of fun bars,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There are a few cafes of the same name but the original bagel bakery is on 263 Saint Viateur. You can watch them roll the dough and bake the bagels in the large wood burning ovens. The bagels you buy are fresh and hot. They are also better than any American bagel I have ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Dropped by this place upon our return to Toronto. This place is opened 24 hrs and parking is available across the street (easy at 0730 hrs on a Saturday). Fresh bagel right out of the oven. Nice photo op as well very authentic and landmark place to try Montreal bagels. Sorry but Montreal bagels are waaaaayyyyy better than NYC. They... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It may sound weird to say that a bagel factory is worth the detour, but it is! There, you'll find fresh, warm, and tasty, bagels any time of the day, but also a friendly place with local people and warm staff. Furthermore, St-Viateur street is amazing, with plenty of bistros and vintage shops! If you're looking how to spend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A Montreal institution and must visit for locals and travelers alike who enjoy bagels. This is not a restaurant nor bistro, there are no tables to sit down, but it is a bagel factory where where the bagels are made on the spot and hot out of the oven good. Take 2 minutes to observe as the workers produce the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 263 St. Viateur West, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Outremont
  • Neighborhood: Outremont

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget

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Staying in Outremont

Neighborhood Profile
Outremont
Outremont, a quaint residential district just north of Downtown, is a peaceful, low-key setting known for its mod cafes and bistros, and some of the best walking territory Montreal has to offer. Visitors can explore the flowering parks and manor estates of Maplewood Street, then window-shop the popular bakeries and coffeehouses on main arteries of Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Rue Van Horne. The modern granola feel is complemented by contemporary art exhibitions, rotating theater productions, and a welcoming public library. Also a nexus for the city's Hasidic Jewish culture, Outremont's diversity resounds in its cuisine and in its architecture. Visit the colorful neighborhood to take advantage of boutique shopping on Avenue Laurier, or to test the artisanal flavors of Avenue Bernard, braving a salmon burger on a squid-ink bun or accommodating your sweet tooth with a provincial chômeur pudding. A visit to Outremont is a relaxing day.