HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Discussion

where to find the BEST cinnamon bun?

  • k

TTC accessible would be preferred... West end would be perfect!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I hate to recommend something I haven't tasted, but The Drake has been making fabulous cakes and pies and cookies. I always see big plump fresh cinnamon buns with requisite icing on top but they are huge and I haven't tried one yet. Their house version of the Oreo Cookie is awesome as are their fresh made chocolate glazed donuts!

    1 Reply
    1. re: deelicious

      They're divine. I've never been disappointed at the cafe at the Drake.

      1. My personal favourite is the cinnamon bun at What-A-Bagel!

        It's not sticky, though there is a wee bit of icing on it.

        The thing that makes it so terrific to me is that it's pastry dough not bready -- so it's more like a like a heavier croissant than a dinner roll. Plus, the cinnamon goodness is quite bitey, not just sticky sweetness.

        yuummmm, I try to limit myself to having them on the weekends only, but sometimes I slip.

        2 Replies
        1. re: orangewasabi

          if that's your preference... i might suggest that the next time you're in leslieville to check out bliss bakery. they do a sticky bun that's absolutely fabulous. the dough isn't dense and bready but very moist and pocketed with holes to make it wonderfully chewy. they don't overload it with sugar, much of it crystallizes on the bottom, and has this great spice/sweet/rich ratio. i believe they're about $1.25?

          1. re: pinstripeprincess

            thanks for the tip, I will try bliss. that pocket of cinnamon at the bottom is my favourite bit

        2. Not quite a cinnamon bun, but the cinnamon pecan loaf at Health Bread on Eglinton west of Bathurst (I don't know if other Open Window/Health Bread bakeries carry it) is heavenly. Sticky/chewy on the outside, gooey on the inside, it's made with a traditonal dough, but it's lighter and fluffier (somewhat like their challah) than most.

          They usually have only one or two available daily, so call ahead. While you're there, try their traditional Jewish breads. The pumpernickel and seeded rye are great.

          Health Bread Bakery
          928 Eglinton Avenue West
          (416) 782-2891

          4 Replies
          1. re: FlavoursGal

            Is that the bakery that was next to the Swiss Chalet? (near Jerusalem?)

            if so, they're not there anymore :-(

            1. re: orangewasabi

              The moved across the street, near Sette Mezzo.

              1. re: FlavoursGal

                doh! thank you, I was wondering what happened to them. I can get my caraway fix again

                1. re: orangewasabi

                  I know how you feel. When I saw the old Open Window/Health Bread boarded up a few months ago, my heart skipped a beat. Their kimel bread IS the best.

          2. Sweet Bliss, Queen E at Alton. $1.50, big

            1 Reply
            1. re: thenurse

              my post was misleading... the bakery name seems to be sweet bliss and not just 'bliss'