Beat the Heat With Montreal’s Best Ice Cream & Gelato Shops

August 12, 2014

Staying in Montreal this summer? If you are staying in a hotel suite downtown Montreal, you’ve probably noticed that the days in the city can be hot and sticky! One of Montreal’s favorite ways to beat the summer heat is to head out for some ice-cold ice cream or gelato. With little shops located everywhere, it can be tricky to find exactly what you’re looking for.
So we’ve put together a quick list of some extra-delicious ice cream/gelato shops you can visit in while staying at Montreal hotel suites downtown:

Resto Végo (formerly called Dr. Frost)
Located on Saint Denis Street, just south of Ontario St., Resto Végo the list for their funky and fantastic flavours. If you love macarons, this is the shop for you as they take them to a whole new level. Try their ice cream sandwiches made from a variety of delicious ice cream flavours squished between two macarons. You can choose from their pre-made selection or make up your own. They also have slab-style ice cream, shakes and frozen yogurts.

Fusion Montreal
Located at1000 Rue De La Gauchetière West, this is a great place to drop in for ice cream or gelato. Choose from their many flavours or stay for a delicious breakfast or lunch…whatever you choose, it will be good!

FCO di Fiumicino
If you’re in the mood for some authentic Italian gelato then this is a great choice! Located at 451 Viger West, this little Italian pizzeria features some of Montreal’s most amazing artisan gelato flavours.

Kem CoBa
From amazing gelato to their soft ice cream and sorbet combo of the week, this delicious shop is one you won’t want to miss! Tucked away in Mile-End at 60 Fairmont St. West; Kem CoBa will surpass your expectations on ice cream and gelato. Make sure you try their combo of the week; it’s one of the best ways to cool down and fire up your taste buds.

One of Montreal’s favourite summertime snacks would be Frogurt…and with shops popping up all over the city catering to this trend, you’ll have no trouble getting a taste. You can find one located at 1651 Saint Catherine St. West, where you can serve up yourself. Choose your flavour, add your toppings and weigh in at the counter to find out how much you’ll pay. Then sit back and enjoy your creation.

This gelato shop kicks butt big-time! There are actually two locations: one in the Jean-Talon market, and one in the Atwater Market in St. Henri. Staff are super helpful and more than happy to let you have a little taste before you buy, so be sure and get in line for some of their fabulous flavours. They also make custom ice-cream cakes for all occasions.


If you’re planning to visit Montreal and are looking for a Montreal suite downtown, take a look at our hotels located nearby. Featuring comfortable rooms with suites and kitchenettes, you’ll be very comfortable in our affordable hotels. We hope you enjoy your stay in Montreal!


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