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Apr 5, 2004 11:23 PM

Excellent patisserie and bakeries with decent prices?

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Excellent patisserie and bakeries with decent prices?

Shopping around for good pattisseries. Any ideas.

I like dufflet, but I am wondering if there are others like it or cheaper as well.



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  1. I know your pain for the search for the perfect croissant, the tastiest brioche, the best eclair and so on and so forth. My personal favourite is Rahier for their croissants. Perfectly light, crisp, and buttery.. but I am getting off topic.

    Not to downplay all of the information available on Chowhound. But if you go to Yummy (see Link)it will give an almost complete list of the more popular bakeries and patisseries in Toronto, and some info on other cities.

    Yummy Baguette gives each shop a rating in terms of price, quality, and service. As well as the address and phone info. The problem I have with Yummy Baguette is that the staff only post those places they like, and therefore the reviews are a tad one-sided and should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Hope this helps.


    4 Replies
    1. re: Lazar

      If you are near the Beaches, there is a new pastry shop called Zane Patisserie. I had a croissant that was buttery and flakey without being greasy. The pastries looked good (I haven't tasted them yet).

      The now defunct Patisserie Tournayre has been replaced by Kaffeehaus Konditor, a Viennese coffee house. I sampled their apple strudle, shape-8 danish and some other flaky square with custard inside, and they were all very good. Unfortunately, their croissant was disappointing.

      Zane Patisserie is at 1852 Queen St. E., 416-690-2813; Kaffeehaus Konditor is at 1856 Queen St. E., 416-693-7997.

      1. re: Dee-Ann

        The bread pudding at Konditor is unbelievably good. They serve it hot, with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
        highly recommended.

        1. re: chowkitty

          I would also try cheese boutique. they make their own brioche there and they also make apple strudel which is very nice. They have quite an assortment of pastries and cakes and the best ambrosia pie you ever tasted.

          45 Ripley avenue

          1. re: chowkitty

            I agree about Zane's croissants. And damn, I was down near Konditor today at lunchtime and I couldn't talk my husband into eating there. Next week, I will go back and get bread pudding.

      2. West End, Kingsway area - Patisserie Saint Honore 2945 Bloor St.