Written by Lexa Naguib on 28.01.14

Cupcake lovers know that it is quite difficult to come across a perfect cupcake. In order to be flawless, it must be moist and flavourful, its frosting rich and creamy, and of course, the two must complement each other. Truly, this is easier said than done. Some, however, have clearly mastered the art of cupcake making. Check out our top picks for best cupcakes in the city.


CHO’COLA is a 100% nut-free establishment that offers delicious (and kosher) desserts. CHO’COLA serves an assortment of ten cupcakes every day of the week, five of which are always available and another five that change daily. Go on a Saturday and try the Dulce de Leche; it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. All their cupcakes are stunningly decorated with colorful fondant. Sit and enjoy your cupcakes in the cozy café area or take them to go, the choice is yours!

5601 Avenue de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E4
(514) 485-2652

Les Glaçeurs 

With 30 unique flavors to choose from, don’t be surprised if you feel the need to try more than one of the cupcakes at Les Glaçeurs. The Red Velvet is by far their most popular cupcakeMade with Cacao Barry and vanilla and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, it is simply to die for. In addition to their extensive menu, Les Glaçeurs also offer a unique “flavor of the month”. Try the Lait de poule et pain d’épice cupcake before it’s too late!

1245 University St, Montreal, QC H3B 3A8
(514) 508-9928

453 St Sulpice St, Montreal, QC H2Y 2V8
(514) 504-1469

4864 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount, QC H3Z 1H1
(514) 369-1118

Cocoa Locale 

Cocoa Locale is a sweet little pastry shop that offers three amazing cupcake flavors: Lemon CoconutStrawberry Vanilla and Chocolate Chai. The fact that Cocoa Locale only serves 3 flavors speaks volumes of its reputation. Sometimes choice is overrated.  Their cupcakes are moist, lightly frosted and baked fresh daily. Make sure you go early, as the cupcakes sell out rather quickly every day.

807 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7
(514) 271-7162

D Liche 

D Liche is a fabulous cupcake shop downtown that has managed to muster up over 50 recipes. They serve eight cupcake flavors every day and the assortment changes constantly. At D Liche, you’ll find all the traditional cupcakes you love as well as others that have an edge. Some of their more curious cupcakes include the Maple Bacon and the Zucchini, flavors that you definitely won’t find anywhere else!

3964 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2W 2M2
(514) 500-2505

Les Délices Lafrenaie 

For cupcakes that make a wonderful party pleaser, Lafrenaie is sure to impress. Their Red VelvetVanilla and Chocolate cupcakes are beautifully frosted with vibrant colors. Ask them to create a customized style of cupcakes or a cupcake tower for your next event; you will not be disappointed and everyone will be asking you where got such lovely cupcakes.

8405 Rue Lafrenaie, St Leonard, QC H1P 2B3
(514) 324-8039

8245 Taschereau Local B12, Brossard, QC J4Y 1A4
(450) 462-4000

199F Boulevard Labelle, Rosemère, QC J7A 2H2
(450) 430-4222

58 Brunswick Blvd, Pointe-Claire, QC H9B 2L3
(514) 542-4242

Crème Fraîche 

Much like other cupcake shops, Crème Fraîche serves different cupcakes every day of the week. Their famous Guinness & Baileys cupcake is available on Thursdays and Saturdays; it is a must-try. They also offer a “flavor of the month”, available Friday through Sunday.  Moreover, Crème Fraîche is one of the first bakeries in the city to offer gluten-freelactose-free and vegan cupcakes.

60, av Donegani, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 2V4
(514) 505-3222

Itsi Bitsi 

Itsi Bitsi was the first cupcake shop to ever open in both the city of Montreal as well as in the entire province. Since opening in 2006, they have excelled in serving their four classic flavors as well as an additional two flavors that change every day. Itsi Bitsi makes fun and delicious cocktail flavored cupcakes such as the Mojito and the Shirley Temple. In their adorable cupcake boxes, they are perfect for any occasion.

2507 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N6
(514) 509-3926

Petits Gâteaux 

Petits Gâteaux offers an array of lovely cupcakes in classic as well as unique flavors. The Bananes et sucre à la crème is simply amazing. At Petits Gâteaux, the cupcakes are less heavy on the stomach than that of most bakeries and cupcake shops. A lighter cake and frosting that isn’t too sweet makes for a wonderful snack or dessert that won’t have you feeling guilty!

783 Avenue Mont-Royal, Montréal, H2J 1W8
(514) 510-5488

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