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where to find the BEST cinnamon bun?

KAREN Jan 28, 2007 07:37 PM

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

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  1. deelicious RE: KAREN Jan 28, 2007 09:12 PM

    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!

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      kinkyfunk RE: deelicious Jan 29, 2007 01:20 PM

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

    2. Herb RE: KAREN Jan 29, 2007 03:22 AM

      Cinnamon Girls?

      1. orangewasabi RE: KAREN Jan 29, 2007 05:31 AM

        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.

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          pinstripeprincess RE: orangewasabi Jan 29, 2007 05:52 AM

          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?

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            orangewasabi RE: pinstripeprincess Jan 29, 2007 05:59 AM

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

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          FlavoursGal RE: KAREN Jan 29, 2007 06:43 AM

          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

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            orangewasabi RE: FlavoursGal Jan 29, 2007 07:37 AM

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

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

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              FlavoursGal RE: orangewasabi Jan 29, 2007 07:53 AM

              The moved across the street, near Sette Mezzo.

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                orangewasabi RE: FlavoursGal Jan 29, 2007 08:04 AM

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

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                  FlavoursGal RE: orangewasabi Jan 29, 2007 08:24 AM

                  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. thenurse RE: KAREN Jan 29, 2007 06:54 AM

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

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              pinstripeprincess RE: thenurse Jan 29, 2007 07:07 AM

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

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              courgette RE: KAREN Jan 30, 2007 06:22 PM

              My favourite is from Altitude Bakery on Queen street East. Their sticky buns are awesome. I prefer mine with walnuts and theirs is perfect. They sell out quickly so go early.

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                vorpal RE: courgette Mar 28, 2007 11:10 AM

                I headed down there this morning to try one, since they're near my place. I got some muffins, a cinnamon bun, and a cupcake, and they were all divine!

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                Yongeman RE: KAREN Jan 31, 2007 05:19 AM

                Epi Bread makes 2 nice varieties: one with raisins and one with pecans. It's on Bayview at Millwood.

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