Nothing Nutty About Cho’cola Bakeshop

Cho'Cola Bakery Cupcakes. Photo Annie Shreeve. Cho'Cola Bakery Cupcakes. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Nuts about nuts!? Well, if thats the case then perhaps this isn’t the best article for you. But if you are one of the many people here in Montreal who suffer from a nut allergy or intolerance, do yourself a favour – keep reading and pay this lovely cafe a visit!

Cho'Cola Bakery Cupcakes. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakery Cupcakes. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakeshop is about to become your new best friend. Completely nut-free, the cafe offers a wonderful array of sweet and savoury delights. And to be honest, really, even without an allergy, this bakeshop has many wonderful treats waiting to be discovered. Specialising in cupcakes, there are daily specials, regular favourites and even weekend “savoury” cupcakes to try! And this is only the beginning…

Cho'Cola Bakery. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakery. Photo Annie Shreeve.

The original Cho’Cola Bakeshop is a cute corner shop located on Monkland street in NDG. The cafe was opened seven years ago by Gloria Kakon after she was inspired by her son’s intolerance to nuts. Since he was young, Kakon was constantly looking for new ways and ideas to make as many nut-free treats for her son and his friends as possible. A passionate baker and cake decorator, she was encouraged to take her passions to the next level.

Cho'Cola Bakery. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakery. Photo Annie Shreeve.

“I wanted to create an environment where anyone with a nut allergy could feel welcome and safe,” Kakon says. She says that from the beginning of this venture, people have thanked her for creating a cafe where everyone can find something delicious to enjoy! In December 2012, Cho’Cola’s second store on Laurier was opened.

Cho'Cola Bakery Salad. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakery Salad. Photo Annie Shreeve.

The Monkland store has a huge range of dessert options with a few savoury delights on offer. However the store is about to launch its new salad bar just in time for the spring season! Laurier however, is more focussed on customers sitting and enjoying the atmosphere. With a more extensive savory menu, it’s a lovely place to stop for a work lunch or afternoon tea! And for anyone interested in catering or specialty cake orders, there are all possible options imaginable! I hope you have the chance to pay this specially bakeshop a visit.

Cho'Cola Bakery. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakery. Photo Annie Shreeve.

Cho’Cola Bakeshop is located at 5601 Monkland Ave, Montreal open Sunday to Wednesday from 9am to 9pm, Thursday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm or 1075 Laurier West, Montreal open from 8am to 7pm Sunday to Wednesday, 8am to 8pm Thursday to Saturday.

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