The Best Cookies in Montreal

Meilleurs biscuits à Montréal

A dessert with many possible variations, it appeals to everyone. With chocolate chips, raisins, gingerbread, or nuts, the possible variations leave room for creativity and indulgence.

While there are many kinds of industrially produced cookies, the artisanal version of these sweet delights transports us into a whole new world of flavour. Perfectly crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, made with quality ingredients and served fresh, cookies become truly irresistible when prepared by talented pastry chefs and bakers.

This list suggests many addresses, from bakeries and ready-to-eat counters, to some of Montreal’s staple restaurants.

Special mention to Cookie Stéfanie, who makes delicious gluten-free cookies!

Want to bake some yourself at home? We invite you to check out the decadent recipes below:

  1. Chocolate Pinoli Cookies by Marc-Olivier Frappier of Vin Mon Lapin
  2. Cocoa Hazelnut Cookies by Stefano Faita
  3. Chocolate and Fleur de Sel Cookies by Clément Tilly
  4. Molasses Sandwich Cookies from Cheryl Johnson of Montreal Plaza

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Bernice is a beautiful pastry shop in Saint-Henri. The specialties of the house are cakes and cookies. Chef-owner Jami trained in kitchens in Manhattan and Montreal and admits that his style of baking is quite Americanized, in a “back to the basics” mode. Bernice puts forth the kind of sweets that take you back to childhood.

5135 Notre-Dame Street West

Hof Kelsten

Hof Kelsten, located on St. Laurent Boulevard, offers delicious croissants, which are among the best in town. They also make delicious pastries and gourmet breads of the highest quality. And their cookies are simply delicious! You can choose from dark chocolate, oatmeal and raisin, and milk chocolate and walnut. There’s even a gluten-free option!  

4524 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Dépanneur le Pick-Up

Dépanneur Le Pick Up is an iconic Montreal address that embodies the unique, bohemian and creative side of the city so well. In addition to serving excellent homemade sandwiches, the Pick Up offers desserts that are worth trying. Among them, there is an absolutely delicious chocolate chip cookie, which is one of our favourites!  

7032 Rue Waverly

Café Névé

Café Neve serves excellent third wave coffee in a simple, warm and relaxed space. Beyond its delicious coffee, the address is known for its gigantic and absolutely decadent chocolate chip cookie! Café Névé now has several locations, including one on Saint-Viateur Street East and another on Mont-Royal Avenue East.  

151 Rue Rachel Est

Mlles Gâteaux

Mlles Gâteaux is a lovely pastry shop in Villeray. Isabelle and Fanny are the charming duo behind this gourmet project. The two pastry chefs offer several delicious cookies, including the raspberry ghost cookie, the white chocolate O’coeur sandwich cookie, the chocolate cookie and the oatmeal raisin cookie. You can also order personalized cookies for your special occasions.  

363 Rue Villeray

La Bête à Pain

La Bête à Pain is one of the city’s most popular bakeries and is also on our list of the best croissants and pastries in Montreal. The place is a café, an organic bakery, a small restaurant and a mini-caterer all in one. In addition to preparing delicious meals, the chef prepares all kinds of desserts, including excellent chocolate cookies.

195 Rue Young

Cocoa Locale

A little address straight out of another era, Cocoa Locale has been delighting Mile Enders for over 15 years. This pastry shop makes delicious cookies with its simple, original and tasty products. The menu changes almost every day, allowing you to taste a new flavour every time you visit.  

4807 Avenue du Parc

Automne Boulangerie

Oh, Automne! This is one of our favourite bakeries, and is located in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. Their cookies are, of course, just as delicious as everything else they make. Classic chocolate chip or ginger with large sugar crystals, these cookies are hard to beat for their perfect taste and perfectly chewy texture.  

1470 Rue Bélanger

Arthurs Nosh Bar

We love coming to Arthur’s. Located in Saint-Henri, you can enjoy delicious Jewish-inspired brunches and lunches that are very much appreciated by Montrealers. Arthur’s also sells beautiful shortbread style butter cookies with a delicious icing dipped in edible confetti: the perfect way to end a meal!

4621 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest


Located on the edge of the Mile-End and Outremont, this jewel on Bernard Street is one of the best bakeries in the area. Of course, the reputation of its chocolate Babka precedes it. Cheskies also has a large inventory of cookies displayed in its golden windows; all irresistible. It’s hard to choose between its black and white cookies, its chocolate cookies, or its confetti cookies — but nothing’s stopping you from trying one of each.  

359 Rue Bernard Ouest

Crèmerie Dalla Rose

Dalla Rose is an ice cream shop in Saint-Henri known for its decadent ice cream sandwiches made with homemade cookies. Although we normally drop by for a cone, we invite you to order a few cookies on the way. The blondie — one of our favourites — is a chocolate chip cookie and is simply scrumptious. Their double chocolate and butter cookies are also very good!

4609 Notre-Dame Street West


Not only is Mandy’s known for their generous gourmet salads, but also for their famous chocolate chip cookies, which strike the perfect balance between chewy and crunchy. You can enjoy them at any of their eight locations in Montreal, Laval and the West Island.

2067 Rue Crescent

Olive et Gourmando

Olive et Gourmando is the perfect place to spend a gourmet Sunday morning. The warm and friendly atmosphere welcomes you to stay for a coffee, a brunch or for a little treat. Several choices of pastries are available, including their delicious Belgian chocolate and pecan cookies. The recipe is also available in their cookbook so you can make them in the comfort of your own home!

351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest

Olive et Gourmando

Olive et Gourmando est l’endroit idéal pour passer un dimanche matin gourmand. C’est dans une ambiance chaleureuse et amicale que l’endroit vous accueil pour un café, un brunch ou bien pour une petite gâterie. Plusieurs choix de viennoiseries/pâtisseries s’offrent à vous, dont leurs délicieux biscuits au chocolat belge et pacanes. La recette est également disponible dans leur livre pour que vous puissiez les reproduire dans le confort de votre maison!

351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest
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