Au Pain Doré is born
In its early days, the bakery’s golden-crusted baguettes and French breads attracted restaurant owners. It was only in 1983 that the first Au Pain Doré bakery opened in a converted former garage, finally giving local residents the opportunity to also enjoy the quality of genuine French bread.
The Marquette Street bakery was such a success that it wasn’t long before Au Pain Doré’s quality began to spread across the city. A location opened on St-Denis Street in 1991, followed by Peel Street downtown and Laurier Street in 1992. Three more addresses joined the family in 1995: McGill Street, Mont-Royal Avenue and Côte-des-Neiges. The growing demand for breads, pastries, sandwiches, desserts and other delicacies also meant a growing challenge with regard to production and multiple daily deliveries. To overcome the
challenge, the Atelier Boulanger rue de Rouen was opened in 1997. Here, bread is handmade under ideal conditions and continuously fine-tuned by a desire to blend expertise and technology. Proud of its success, the thriving family-owned company continued its expansion by opening six more locations in Montreal and Laval.