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Fromentier (Le)

1375, avenue Laurier Est, Montreal, QC, H2J 1H6


Known by connoisseurs as perhaps the finest bread-maker in town, this artisinal bakery uses only the finest organic flours to produce a dizzying array of masterful breads and pasteries.



Type de magasin | Alimentation et alcool
Paiement | Interac, Visa, Argent comptant

Quartier | Plateau Mont-Royal
Se rendre | Laurier Metro
Intersection | De Lanaudière


Tues-Wed: 7AM-7PM; Thurs-Fri: 7AM-8PM, Sat: 7AM-6PM, Sun: 7AM-5PM

Profil Dernière mise-à-jour: 10 juin 2008

Serious Bread
There is something sobering and religious about walking under the iron archway, along the alley and down the steps leading to the subterranean studio that serves as the bread-making church that is le Fromentier. The space is bright, clean and decorated in a humble yet tasteful manner. It is filled with various giant wood-burning and industrial ovens and row upon row of freshly-baked breads, a fine selection of cheeses and pastries. This is the serious work of bread-making and these are its dedicated practitioners.

The Liturgy
Describing the bakery’s selection of breads and pastries is like trying to nail gooey dough to the wall. There are simply too many and the bakery’s changing menu makes it hard to keep track of what loaves are baked on what day. That is why the bakery provides a bread menu. Imagine a cornucopia of breads made from every combination of grains and seeds from whole wheat to buckwheat and sunflower seeds to sesame seeds. Imagine breads flavoured with honey, corn, squash, tomatoes, nuts, olives and so many other delicious ingredients. Think of piping hot baguettes, raisin and cinnamon bread and a list of pastries that will make your toes curl. This is not simply a trip to the boulangerie – it is an exploration of the farthest reaches of bread-making. All products are made from only the finest organic flours.

Become a Believer
Come see why this small bread-maker, tucked away down a small flight of stairs on Laurier Avenue, has created such devoted followers. It bears noting that le Fromentier shares its basement location with a fine wine and cheese store called, le Maitre Corbeau and a charcuterie called, La Queue de Cochon. Can you say, “A match made in Heaven”?


Second Location: 2196 Ave. Mont-Royal

Fine Cheeses: The bakery offers a fine selection of artisan-made cheeses to go with your choice of bread.