There's something about the flaky, sweet, creamy pastry that gets me - and I'm pretty sure everyone else in the world, TBH - every single time. Thankfully, Montreal has tons of spots to go and enjoy this treat; but a select few stand out from the bunch.
Famous in the city for its above and beyond awesome natas, Notre Dame Du Rosaire is pretty much an institution in the city at this point. And one bite into their beyond delicious pastries will tell you exactly why, TBH.
Located in the Plateau, Seraphin serves up some of the most delicious treats you'll ever get to taste. Bonus points for their deliviously sweet, crisp pastel de nata, which will hit the spot every single time.
An adorable bakery specializing in delicious Portuguese delights, Notre Maison has a wide variety of awesome fare for you to choose from. Their most delicious delight, though? Their flaky, delicious natas.
True, this restaurant might be best known for their amazing Portuguese chicken and poutines; but trust, you need to keep yourself some room for dessert. They've got tons of sweets for you to choose from, but go for the pastel de nata - it's perfectly sweet, flaky, and all-around delicious.
If you're a fan of Portuguese baked goods, then I've got some great news for you. This Plateau restaurant serves up some of the best Portuguese goodies you can get your hands on - including their delicious natas.
Alright, friends, if there's one spot that's made specifically for legit lovers of food... this is it. Serving up an impressive lunch and breakfast menu, Cantinho de Lisboa doubles as a bakery and boutique; and their natas just happen to be out of this world.
*Disclaimer: All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog’s “Best Of” lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.