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Circus Living presents De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche

A quaint and charming patisserie located on Amherst in Gay Village (Montreal)

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche patisserie

July 16, 2016 - In my last post, I made it a mission to explore Montreal a bit more and come out of my shell. I also declared that I would love to hear from fellow Montreal'ers what it is about Montreal they love most. I need you to tell me about YOUR Montreal. How do you contact me you ask? Shoot me an e-mail to cat@circusliving.com or comment below (whichever is easiest for you!). Give the places you love most in Montreal a shout-out and I will gladly help spread the word!

"Speaking" of shout-outs, on our (Ronan and I) way to get Seamus' stroller wheel fixed at a nearby bike shop on Amherst (in Gay Village), we decided to pay the patisserie De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche a little visit. Having read some stellar reviews about the place, I figured it would give me a chance to caffeine-up on a Friday morning and for Ronan to have his long-awaited treat. His sister follows a special diet so in terms of treats, we very rarely keep any at home. Each time we venture downtown, Ronan has come to expect that he will be sampling some new cuisine, snack, or treat he normally cannot in front of his sister.

We were might pleased with De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche and its scrumptious offerings. I can't say I didn't enjoy my latte. Admittedly, it was not the best latte I ever had. I have to emphasize though that I am very picky. I will have to tell you about the best one I have had some other time which has made every other latte pale in comparison.

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche patisserie
Yah, not the most flattering photo of Ronan but he wouldn't stop eating for the picture, lol.

I had an almond biscotti which hit the spot. It was delicious dipped into my latte. Ronan ended up eating half of it plus a sugar beignet, and then an adorable cookie in the shape of a cat. Ronan has a hollow leg when it comes to treats. Okay, I admit that It was difficult to take a look at De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche's treats without wanting any.

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche
Aaaah, how can one resist??

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche
The cat cookie with the cute red bow was calling out Ronan's name and it didn't stop there

We were both impressed and loved the decor of the place (yes, even Ronan noted he liked how the place looked) from the custom-made wooden tables bearing the engraving DF + EF to the adorably designed mini-cakes displayed at the front of the shop.

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche
Adorably decorated mini-cakes on display

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche
Lovely and calming atmosphere. We loved the overall vibe of the place - vintage and rustic.

De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche
For kombucha and tea lovers, they have quite a selection. I forgot to point it out to Ronan who loves tea.

Suffice to say, we will be coming back again. We often visit Gay Village and have decided stopping by at De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche to taste the rest of their treats is a must.

For more info about the shop, visit their website and like their page on facebook.

Disclosure: We did not in any way let the shop know ahead of time we were dropping by for a visit. It was a completely impromptu visit. For what its worth, I thought to emphasize that aspect of this feature to reassure our readers we visited the shop just as any other visitor would and did not receive special treatment as a blogger or part of media. We have conducted reviews of places in the past who have offered complementary or discounted services/products. It has not in any way influenced our overall review - hey, we always tell it like it is! Nevertheless, I thought it was essential to emphasize when a shop or restaurant knows ahead of time of our visit and when they do not for those of you who want full disclosure. I then leave it up to you to derive your own conclusions.

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About the Author

Cat (me)


Cat is the Founder and Senior Editor for the Circus Living and Getting Primal websites. Her family moved to Montreal, Quebec on July of 2015 and ever since Circus Living has been covering events and attractions in their new hometown. Since her family loves monsters, the paranormal, and the unexplained, Circus Living also covers these subjects as well as feature macabre artists from time to time. Before their move, Cat was the Marketing Director for a legal firm and as of 2016 has been in the marketing field for 12+ years. Her recent efforts have been on growing the Circus Living and Getting Primal brands, as well as occasionally assisting start-up companies and artists with the development of their marketing strategies. Feel free to contact her at cat@circusliving.com with any post ideas or events/attractions you wish Circus Living to cover.