Located right by the Distillery District’s front gates, the Brick Street Bakery has been wooing Torontonians since 2001. Known for its selection of baked treats, the homey space is filled with the scent of just-out-of-the-oven bread, which includes picks such as warm croissants and basil and parsley loaves. Although there are now four locations around
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.
With pink walls, chalkboard paint, and a colourful garland made from shredded paper, Bunner’s Bake Shop fits right into the bright and lively Kensington Market neighbourhood. The fact that their menu is entirely vegan and gluten-free certainly helps, too. Every single sweet treat that enters their ovens is completely plant-based and made with ingredients that
Butter Avenue offers an evolving selection of pastries and desserts created with French confectionary techniques. Products are made with natural ingredients without artificial flavours or preservatives. Butter Avenue also offers afternoon tea on the weekends, where you can taste eight kinds of delicate mini desserts and pastries presented on a custom designed two-tier tea stand,
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
Carousel Bakery is one of Toronto’s most iconic vendors in the St. Lawrence Market. Located on the second level and posted up under a huge yellow, red and blue sign that’s reminiscent of a country far, it’s pretty hard to miss. This famed bakery has been serving up Canada’s best peameal bacon sandwiches for over
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
Ready fresh hot all the time is the motto at this Italian bakery. Founded in 1957, Commisso Bakery offers traditional Italian breads that are baked daily, as well as a variety of deli meats, cheeses and pastries. Hot food is also available, such as pastas, soups and pizzas. They are open 24 hours a day,
Craig’s Cookies is the one place in the city where cookie monsters everywhere are welcome and even encouraged. This tiny Parkdale bakery is doing one thing and doing it right. In 2013, Craig’s Cookies opened with owner Craig Pike’s mom’s masterful chocolate chip cookie recipe, and that’s all. The bakery makes dozens of chocolate chip
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
From a kitchen that’s free of gluten, nuts, soy and corn emerges de Floured! You may recognize its delicious g-free products from farmers markets across Toronto or from a catered event, or maybe you’ve even stepped inside the Brockton Village locale. A celiac’s heaven, de Floured makes everything from sweet treats to savoury tarts, vegan
Offering an origin-based approach to coffee, De Mello Palheta is one of Toronto’s favourite coffee shops plus roastery. The industrial chic space in midtown welcomes guests in with a colourful mural on the exterior and is adorned with a cluster of umbrellas inside, on the ceiling. There is no bad luck here, though, as the
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
This Yorkville bakery has been turning out some of the city’s most luxurious and over-the-top wedding cakes since 2005. At Dessert Lady, you can feel the whimsical energy when you walk through the front door. The Wow 3D cakes that sit in the display case are a spectacle, and the rest of the glass casing
You just might miss Dipped Donuts in Kensington Market if you’re not on the lookout. The tiny donut shop on Baldwin has enough space barely for you to stand and place your order. Most of the real estate is reserved for production. On a nice day, bet on a queue snaking its way outside; on
The Drake has gone and done it again. Remember when the original Drake Hotel first stepped out on West Queen West, breathing a gigantic culture-y breath into the once-shabby strip? Hard to imagine but true. Well now cometh the Drake Commissary to the Junction Triangle, an up-and-comer of a ‘hood that’s drawing buckets of cool cats thanks to art galleries, breweries and the incoming Museum of Contemporary Art.
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
Fast friends since first working together some seven years ago, Rachel Pellett and Heather Mee had long dreamt of opening up their own eatery. The duo officially opened Emma’s Country Kitchen today as something of an ode to Pellett’s grandmother, who ran a restaurant of the same name near Caledon. Keeping things homey and simple, the kitchen serves up fresh baked goods in addition to frozen meals and a weekend brunch.
Fleur du Jour is an artisanal patisserie serving up classic and inventive takes on icons of French baked goods. The space is minimalist yet affable, making for a perfect midday break to eat a pastry and sip on some tea or coffee. Everything is made from hand, fresh every day, ensuring a high standard of