We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fairmount Bagel

74 Fairmount, Montreal, Quebec H2T2M2, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
514-272-0667
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #37 of 4,473 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bagels
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Write a Review

466 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    299
    116
    38
    4
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What's there to say? We walked about an hour to get to this hole in a wall bagel shop to buy 2 dozen delicious fresh Montreal bagels plus two with cream cheese and smoked salmon to go. These are the bagels that would be served on a breakfast buffet in heaven. Chewy, on the inside perfectly crisp on the outside... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was a bit disappointed after going to St Viateur Bagels and almost decided no more bagels for this trip. However, I got a last minute request to bring some bagels home so decided to try Fairmount. I am so glad that I did; it was exactly as everyone said, crispy on the outside, chewy with a hint of sweetness... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the most famous bagel places in Montreal so I had to check it out. The place is small and they do one thing and do it amazing: Bagel, You can find a lot of types from plain to salty to sweet and they are all extremely good. If you are a bagel person you need to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Island, NY
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Okay, as a born and bred New Yorker who does bagels every Sunday like religion, I had to try Montreal's much touted bagels. And from what I heard, Fairmount was like the original. Sure enough - real old store, old ovens, charming neighborhood. This is old school bagel store - nothing BUT bagels and lots of 'em coming out fresh... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great bagels from a fire brick oven. Go late after bar hopping and have a take home breakfast. Bagels are usually too hot to put in a plastic bag. A Montreal landmark.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

To clarify the bagels themselves are truly excellent with numerous bread types available to please all, would easily give them a 4.5/5 based on taste. However there are drawbacks with this place that lower my overall rating. Firstly, there is no where to sit inside, you buy your bagel and go. Secondly, the location is not the most central or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I like to declare this bagel the best bagel in the world. You may think its lonely at the top but it must be very crowded for second place

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, B.C.
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were on our first trip to Montreal and of course had to try the best bagels possible - thankfully this bagel shop was recommended several times over so we knew where to go. Wow! Is all I can say - I tried several varieties and they were all fabulous (especially the pretzels) - what made them unique is that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forest Hills, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm not a native New Yorker, but I've lived in NYC for the last 7 years and my wife is a native New Yorker (born and raised in Queens). We think these are hands down the best bagels. Especially when you get them fresh. They are smaller, so you don't get the feeling that you're getting a carb overload. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Metuchen, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just a bagel bakery, the bagels are airy and light. Really good. Luckily this neighborhood has colorful benches on which to sit and chow. The tiny storefront is PACKED with sleeved bagels.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fairmount Bagel also viewed

 

Been to Fairmount Bagel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fairmount Bagel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing