Padoca Patisserie Brasilienne Opens Its Doors

Spiced Honey Cake. Photo by Annie Shreeve Spiced Honey Cake. Padoca Patisserie. Photo by Annie Shreeve

I am beyond excited to announce the opening of another gorgeous cafe in downtown Montreal. Once only available online, Padoca Patisserie Bresilenne has opened its doors (we talked about it pre opening HERE) and the people of Montreal are absolutely spoiled for choice, with a decadent range of beautiful freshly baked sweets! And coffee too, of course.

Padoca Patisserie Bresilienne. Photo by Annie Shreeve

Padoca Patisserie Bresilienne. Photo by Annie Shreeve

Padoca is a small bakery shop with an old and loving Brazilian soul. Filled with love, passion and delicious desserts, there is no way you can walk by this place without sneaking a peek inside and taking a deep breath as the open doors and delicious smells lure you in from the cold outdoors.

Quindim. A coconut and egg yolk flan. Photo by Annie Shreeve

Quindim. A coconut and egg yolk flan. Padoca Patisserie. Photo by Annie Shreeve

It all started as a big dream for Brazilian baker, now Montreal local, Gabrielle Casara Pellin. Stemming from her passion and persistence, this dream has become a much loved and well earned reality. Starting as a dessert catering business 12 months ago, Padoca has blossomed as the business has beautifully grown to become one of Montreal’s greatly loved bakeries. We are so happy to have this little shop as part of our community.

Conveniently located in the heart of the city by Berri UQAM metro, Padoca is open every day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. That means there is plenty of time to pick out some desserts! It’s perfect for an ‘on-the-go’ morning rush take-away. Alternatly, why not go there and enjoy the beautiful space? Padoca is gorgeous. It’s bright and welcoming. Wooden tables and chairs, fresh flowers, a stunning cake display and the aromas of freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked cakes fill the air. An absolute delight to visit, Padoca’s cakes are stunning in both presentation and flavour and there is nothing better than enjoying these goodies as you gaze out the giant front windows watching the world pass you by.

For Gabrielle, this journey has been a whirlwind of emotion, passion and dedication. Despite the long hours and tremendous work, Gabrielle says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “Creating my business has been such a great adventure. Hard, hard work! But so rewarding,” she says. “I am so happy with all that Padoca has become.”

And so far, the team has received nothing but positive reviews! Having tried many of the desserts myself, I don’t think I can come close to choosing a favourite. Word on the street is, the cakes are heavenly.

Gabrielle and the team at Padoca Patisserie Bresilienne hope you enjoy the sweets as much as they love making them. There are take-away, dine-in and catering options available every day of the week.

Padoca Patisserie Bresilenne is located at 1440 Amherst Street, Montreal. It is open from 7am – 7pm every day. More information can be seen on their Facebook page, here.