Since 1979, Bagel Plus has been serving all Torontonians classic Jewish comfort food from its location at Bathurst and Sheppard. They will always have you covered for when that bagel and schmear craving hits, but the menu also includes options such as eggplant Parmesan and fish and chips, branching outside the shtetl world of blintzes, pickled herring and rugelach.
Bobbette & Belle is a female-founded-and-owned, upscale bakery that began with a fateful macaron. After Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell had won a national award for wedding cake design and worked as the pastry chef at Canoe, respectively, they collaborated on a magazine shoot (featuring macarons) and knew they could make their love and skills,
At artisanal pastry shop Bobbette and Belle, Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell create an array of wedding cakes, cupcakes and pastries. The wedding cakes are designed to be chic and elegant, whereas the macarons, cupcakes, cookies and other confections can be enjoyed with a coffee at a table or can be bought packaged for use
Torontonians may not be familiar with Brioche Dorée, but Parisians certainly are. Dishing out goods since 1976, the successful French café-bakery is taking baby steps into the Canuck market. After opening at kiosk at Pearson Airport, the chain has just opened its first downtown Toronto location (with more to come), offering brioche, baguettes, pastries and more.
Calling all sweet tooths! Thornhill café and bakery Cafe Login is serving espresso drinks, teas and cakes from Rahier Patisserie, as well as a macaron selection that changes every day, from its huge space. For exciting macaron flavours, think double cheese and red wine fig, and Cafe Login sells the discarded macaron cookie scraps in
Taste a mother’s love in every bite of a treat from Charmaine Sweets. Owner Teresa Ho and her daughter are baking cookies, cakes and other sweet pastries from their Leaside locale. Trained in the classic French techniques of pastry baking, Ho not only shares her love and expertise of all baked goods through her menu
This old-school North York bakery is known for its European-style baked goods and desserts. Chocolada makes over sixty different kinds of cakes, including classically decorated wedding and special occasion confections. The bakery also offers a variety of baked goods and savoury pastries, such as éclairs, tarts, mousses and quiches. It’s mainly a takeout operation, but
This Scarborough Chinese bakery is making some of the most beautiful cakes in all of the GTA. DaanGo Cake Lab is the brainchild of Master Chef Canada contestant Christopher Siu. His sweet shop is a confectionary dream with a heaven-like white interior and wafts of freshly baked desserts coming from the kitchen. With a tiny
There’s no doubt that the macaron is an extremely popular dessert in Toronto. Bite-sized treats in a variety of pastel colours are filled with flavoured cream and decorated sometimes in a variety of colours, sparkles, you name it. But at Dainties Macaron in Chinatown, instead of decorating the exterior, these bakers are filling their pastries
Baking some of the most extravagant and visually stunning desserts in the city, Delysées knows how to impress. Focused on creating perfect product with the best ingredients and on top of that being completely unique from the other bakeries in the city, Delysées is doing everything right. Well-known for its incredible product, stunning presentation and
Dineen Coffee Co. sits pretty at the corner of Yonge and Temperance. On the street level of the Dineen building, which was once the famous W. and F. Dineen Co., this coffee shop takes us far from the era of thousand dollar T-shirts and back to a time where regal luxury reigned supreme. Marble covered
Dufflet has always been a destination for divine and delectable pastries in Toronto. Dufflet Rosenberg began baking in the Cow Cafe and opened her first shop on Queen Street West in 1982. Since then, people have been coming from all over the country to indulge in some of her tasty treats. In 2002, the uptown
Authentic French goods, both sweet and savoury, come aplenty at this Avenue Road bakery. Flatbreads and small but flavourful toasties join simple yet delicious pizzas on the savoury portion of the menu, and out-of-this-world croissants in many flavours meet fruit tarts and chocolate eclairs in this homey bakery. All of the pastries are made daily,
La Bohème is a café and patisserie serving up the best in artisanal coffee and baked goods. With coffee made using the beans from Pilot Coffee and sweets from Jules Café Patisserie, La Bohème’s focus is to offer only the highest quality products. Along with a range of caffeine drinks and smoothies, La Bohème serves
Dreaming of Paris? Wish that Gossip Girl were still on the air? Are pastels your favourite type of hue? Well, the iconic Ladurée patisserie and macaron-erie has opened up its third Canadian location inside of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre — definitely a far cry from its origins as a small Parisian bakery that opened in
Lisa Sanguedolce — whose surname, fittingly, translates into Italian as “sweet blood” — has big plans in the works. As of today, she officially opened a new and improved location of Le Dolci, her cupcake-centric “foodie studio,” relocating it from a loft at King and Portland to a much larger space on Dundas West. But the address change is merely one of many pillars that comprise Sanguedolce’s expansive culinary vision.
Saturday afternoons are meant for brunch at The County General, then a stroll through Trinity Bellwoods Park — or at least past it to pick up some goodies, whether it’s a coffee stop at White Squirrel, a croissant stop (if you’re lucky) at Clafouti or over to Nadège Patisserie for fine French pastries and a colourful display of macarons fitting for the hues of fall.
In 2009, Nadège Nourian, a fourth-generation pastry chef from France, boldly set up an eponymous bakery and café in the immediate vicinity of Dufflet and Clafouti on Queen West. Now thriving with four locations and an ice cream shop, Nadège is really taking over the city’s pastry scene. The focus here is less on sit-down