At 7 Baker, European and Asian flavours come together to create totally unique and delectable baked goods. With traditional European bread and pastry recipes infused with Asian flavours, this bakery is unlike anything you’ve ever laid eyes on. The shiny space features gold finishings that make the bakery gleam from the outside. If the shiny
Every dessert made at Adamson Bakery is surely made with love. The bakery opened up as a passion project by the same staff of Adamson Barbecue following prep cook Daniel Rios’s development of bread and bun recipes for Adamson’s authentic central Texas barbecue style. After another cook, Matthew Rushworth, made southern-style pies for the lunch
Aney Gesualdi Macarons offers a wide selection of French macarons, from signature flavours to limited edition seasonal ones. All macarons are made from fresh ingredients and with the utmost care. AG macarons has two locations, on Dupont and on the Queensway, and also supplies more than 200 retailers, so it must be doing something right.
When visiting the Danforth, it is imperative to enjoy some loukoumades. The humble honey puff might not be fancy, but at Athens Pastries, the surface-fried, honey-soaked, cinnamon-dusted dough balls are proof that simplicity is addictive. Try to eat just one. We dare you.
Save yourself the five-hour drive and stop in to one of Bagel House's various locations for an authentic, wood oven, Montreal-style bagel. As opposed to the large and fluffy bagels that dominate the Toronto scene, these bagels are somewhat smaller and denser and sweeter, care of the honey water they are initially boiled in.
Bagel World has been baking bagels (obviously), pastries and breads for over 50 years in the heart of the Bathurst and Wilson and Thornhill areas. Expect New York‒style bagels, with their tender interiors covered by a nice skin as the go-to bagel here, but what they're really famous for are their flat bagels and giant twister bagels, which are twisted before the loop is closed.
At Bake Shoppe, they're serving up some sweet nostalgia in the form of a Pop-Tart. Pop-Tarts were the ultimate sugary treat, but as adults they don't always taste as good as we remember. Well, Bake Shoppe wants to change that. Imitating the shape and style of everyone's favourite breakfast treat, they're is putting a spin on the classic by using fresh ingredients to make the jams and jellies that fill the light and flaky pastries.
Baker and Scone is wholly dedicated to the numerous ways in which the scone can become a beacon of sweet, tender goodness or savoury, rich nourishment. The scone menu boasts nearly 50 flavours, including exciting options like orange, cardamon and date and pear hazelnut. There is also a small café menu that includes a few pre-made salads, seasonal soups and savoury tartines.
Just a quick hop, skip, and a jump away from Ossington station, Bakerbots Baking is serving up some of Toronto’s coolest (and sweetest) baked goods. The space is minimal, simple and low-key, which puts its inventive flavours at the focal point of the establishment. And we mean inventive flavours: there’s a Beer ’n’ Brown Bread
Finding the perfect balance between a culturally preserved and modern café, BB Café is the Persian bakery making a name for itself in North York. The cosy and cool interior is inviting, and the glass cases filled with treats galore will make you want to stay. BB serves a combination of Persian favourites and more
Step into Bean and Baker Malt Shop and instantly be taken back to the 1950s in all of their kitschy glory. The mom-and-pop-style shop, owned by the husband-and-wife team of Brennan and Liezel Anderson, is serving up good and honest food and drink, all made from top-quality ingredients. The open concept kitchen allows for diners
Blackbird Baking Co. is the resident bakery in Kensington known for its delectable bread and artisanal baked goods. For generations Blackbird has been using quality ingredients to create some of the best bread in the city and has made quite a name for itself among Torontonians. When it opened in 2011, Simon Blackwell drew inspiration
Bloom Cafe is the latest iteration of the Tsujiri matcha cafe. Although this is a separate entity from the Japanese matcha empire, the baked goods here are brought to us by chef Tomoyuki Rikuta, who oversees all the Tsujiri pastries. As chef Tomo’s first step out from the Tsujiri umbrella, Bloom Cafe is serving a
Be a vegan and eat your donut too! Bloomers is just one place where vegans can get their sugar fix, worry-free. The homey bake shop and cafe offers up soups, salads and sandwiches alongside its assortment of baked goods such as bagels, cookies, and muffins. Cakes are available in 6, 8 and 10-inch sizes and available through order-ahead
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
In an effort to enjoy the last few weeks of beautiful biking weather (when it’s just warm enough to ride, but not so cold that your hands need mittens), we made a brunch stop out on Queen East. Riding down the extravagant Sherbourne bike lanes (can we take a second to just say how sad it is that there are so few of these in the city?), our destination, like many brunching east-enders’, was Bonjour Brioche.
Dundas West is dotted with oodles of eateries, many of which heavy-handedly populate the blogosphere. Others, like the creatively named Brazil Bakery and Pastry, are overlooked, perhaps for lacking the neighbourhood’s hipster trappings. Sitting on the corner of Dundas and Sheridan, this bakery is an unpretentious place to grab a quick bite. Housed in a