4825 Rue Sherbrooke
Pricing: Cheap – Average
During a long road trip back to Toronto from Fredericton, me and my uncle stopped in Montreal to visit some old family friends. While driving on the road, we stopped by one of their favourite cafes. Montreal cafes are probably the closest thing to French cafes and I never say no to dessert.
I’m not a Coffee drinker but after three cubes of sugar and two milks, it becomes smooth and even thick. If all coffee tasted this great, I’d drink it everyday.
Creme Brulee is one of my favourite desserts so saying that Gascogne had the best one I’ve ever had says a lot. Something that a lot of people do is focus too much on the top layer because they think it’s the most important part. But there’s was so creamy and indulgent, it melted my taste buds.
What attracted me initially was the pack of colourful Mini Macrons. The strawberry (pink) was too sweet and the chocolate (dark brown) was too bitter. Everything else from the caramel to the butterscotch was divine though. The shell was crunchy and the filling was the perfect texture, not too creamy or jelly-like.
The Apple Turnover sounded promising but alas, it wasn’t. The only thing that was unsatisfying about it was the filling. Instead of using sliced apples, they used something similar to apple sauce. The taste was lost and it was just mush in my mouth.
Because the cafe is in Montreal, some of the staff spoke very little French. But the cashier did and was very accommodating, he even gave me free coffee!