St Viateur and Fairmount are 2 of Montreal’s famous bagel shops. Since St Viateur had opened at another location (in the West Island area), I decided to pop by. This was located at the corner of Boulevard Brunswick and Avenue Tecumseh.
To my surprise, there were a lot of seating spaces and a large parking lot. As you enter the door, there is a counter where they sell bagels (and other products) to go. The cafe was on the right far end of the shop.
I ordered the “Traditional” bagel (smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, capers and lemon) and my friend ordered the “Wow!” (spicy marinated eggplant, lettuce, goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto). Both were served with fruits.
Both the bagels were really good and filling. The only slight complaint was that the bagel wasn’t that hot; perhaps because the filling was cold. However, the bagels were toasted in front of us.
We both ordered cappuccino and it was really good! Service was very fast too.
At a total cost of around $26 for 2 people (2 special filling bagels and coffee), I’d say it was worth it. It’s a nice place to hang out in a calm area with lots of natural sunlight! We need more places like this in the West Island of Montreal!