There’s nothing like having a scrumptious donut with a cup of coffee. But Russian donuts? This I had to try. In Montreal, Chez Boris is the place to go to for these delicious delights. Located in the trendy Miles End neighbourhood, Chez Boris is one of my most memorable foodie experiences from Montreal.
So what makes a Russiant donut different? According to one source, they’re yeast-based and double-raised, unlike cake donuts. Furthermore, they’re smaller and less sweet. At Chez Boris, donuts are made-in-house and made-to-order – nothing has ever been frozen. Furthermore, I found out that they are made with organic ingredients.
Chez Boris Menu
At the time of my visit, donuts at Chez Boris were priced $0.90 each, 6 for $4.50 and 12 for $8.00 – all including tax. There three flavours available were chocolate, sugar, and cinnamon & sugar. They also serve espresso-based drinks and offers a small tea selection. Also available is the Soviétique or drop coffee with sweetened condensed milk.
Chez Boris Interior
The interior of Chez Boris is rather minimal but still has a bit of Russian charm. There are quite a few tables and two little “nooks” by the windows.
What I Tried
I went with a latte ($3.75) and 6 donuts ($4.50), but retrospectively I should have ordered 12. The donuts were just so good!
To start, they were freshly deep-fried so they were piping hot when I received them. The size was very nice and good to handle. The flavours were outstanding – more natural tasting and not too sweet.
The chocolate is made with just a smear of pure, organic cocoa and had just the right amount of chocolate flavour. Super tasty and a nice contrast from over-the-top chocolaty donuts. Chez Boris didn’t go too crazy with the sugar donut either – it had just a subtle sweetness. The cinnamon had a sharp cinnamon taste which I gladly enjoyed.
Overall Impression of Chez Boris
Having these cute, fresh, and hot Russian donuts was one of the highlights of my trip to Montreal. I would recommend them for anyone visiting Montreal. Rating: 5/5