Andre's Gerrard Street Bakery

Gerrard St. Bakery

635 Gerrard St E,
Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2
About the Restaurant

Sitting pretty amidst the hustle and bustle of Chinatown East, Gerrard St. Bakery is a welcome reprieve from the street-side chaos. Outfitted in a baby blue paint job and finished with a sumptuous chandelier, the space has seats for six, though folks are mostly getting the goods to go. The star attraction is the aforementioned cheesecake ($6), flavoured with chèvre from Montforte Dairy — which gives a bit of a kick while preventing overt sweetness — and topped with the likes of wild blueberry or lemon.

Other baked treats have a bit of retro flair. Mom’s recipe for carrot cake ($7) sits alongside grandma’s butter tarts ($3), though the corn syrup from that recipe has been replaced with maple syrup. Savory sandwiches ($6) come with a roster of fillings — including curried veg and goat cheese — which are baked into the dough, making the sandwiches mess-free for that TTC trek.

In terms of coffee, the espresso beans hail from Rufino; the drip stuff comes from ChocoSol (as does the chocolate).

With two growing boys at home, Mut has a lot on her platter. The kids however, “definitely like to do taste testing!”

Published on: Aug 1, 2012