These top bakeries in Toronto are sure to get your taste buds tingling the minute you walk through the door!
Bobbette & Belle
This is the sister artisanal pastry shop of the first location in the heart of Leslieville. Located a few blocks north of Lawrence, this upscale cozy vintage French inspired patisserie specializes in handcrafted custom wedding cakes, macarons, and cupcakes as well as baked-from-scratch goods. The chefs use only the finest ingredients including Lindt chocolate, Boiron fruit purees imported from France, and Nielsen-Massey’s pure Madagascar vanilla. They also cater wholesalers like McEwan and Olivier & Bonacini, and recently began doing custom cakes for Air Canada Centre’s performers like Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull! To complement grandma’s recipes enjoy the best coffee in town, “Balzac’s”. For tea-lovers, the bakery offers a variety of the high-end British “Sloane” teas.
Butter Avenue is located just south of the Loblaws on Yonge Street, north of Lawrence. You can tell from the giant macaron tower window display that they specialize in decadent macarons. They are very creative with Asian-inspired macaron flavours like wasabi & custard, sesame & sriracha or watermelon & basil! The chocolate for their dark chocolate macarons comes from France, and the matcha powder comes from Japan. Even though the main focus is on French pastries and desserts, they also serve a variety of sandwiches. The store offers a selection of loose leaf teas including Earl Grey, Organic China Sencha, and Almond, as well as espresso drinks made with Social Coffee beans.
The Rolling Pin
Located across the street from the famous Wildfire Steakhouse, the bakery has a pin-up girl logo that is hard to miss. This Italian vintage themed bakery is uptown’s favourite gourmet “made from scratch” donut destination. It was the winner of the Food Network’s hit TV show “Donut Showdown”. They are innovative with their exciting new donut flavours, cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies and bars as well. The novelty is their “injectable doughnuts”, each hole-in-the-middle treat is accompanied by a mini syringe filled with syrup, including maple, salted caramel or espresso. It’s up to the you to poke, drizzle or infuse to your taste bud’s pleasure. They were one of the first spots in the city to do gourmet Pop Tarts and Flakies.
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About Ann Choltida:
Ann Choltida is a salesperson at Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage. Real Estate has been her passion since she moved to Canada 6 years ago. She is an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity and volunteers at Kadampa temple. She loves to travel and has worked in the jewellery industry for several years before becoming involved in real estate. To find out more please visit www.Property416.com