Coming Soon: Butter Avenue, Toronto’s newest source of macarons, cakes and coffee

From FedEx to French macarons: it may not seem like the most natural career transition, but for Calvin Su, it was a temptation he couldn’t resist. Su felt that Toronto didn’t have quite enough quality macaron options to meet demand. Sprinkle in a pastry chef for a sister, and he may just have a recipe for success.

They are hoping to open their creation, Butter Avenue, in the Yonge and Lawrence area as soon as next weekend. The café and pâtisserie will specialize in French macarons ($2.25 ea.) that come in a range of flavours, including chocolate hazelnut, green tea and salted caramel.

According to Su, they’ve sought out the finest of ingredients, sourcing chocolate from France and organic matcha powder from Japan.

His sister Tina, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, will also be making a selection of cakes, chocolates, cookies and tarts. Unique house blends of coffee, espresso and teas will be on hand to accompany the treats.

The 20-seat cafe is adorned in whites, with some birch wood to strike a nice and clean look, says Su.

Butter Avenue, 3467 Yonge St., 647-341-8686

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