Eat in dessert near Yonge and Eglinton
I'm looking for a good place within walking distance (we're willing to walk 30 mins) near Yonge and Eglington for a friend and I to grab dessert:(think ice cream, cake, etc. more than fancy pastries) this afternoon. Anyone have any suggestions?
If you're willing to walk over to Bayview and Manor, you have several options. You could hit Hollywood Gelato and have some very yummy gelato (best in T.O. IMO). They also carry a few desserts to go with the gelato (from Dufflets, I believe). Darn good espressos/lattes/cappucinos, too.
On the fancy pastries side, there is Rahier and Patissiere du Cigogne within a block of Hollywood Gelato, as well.
On Mount Pleasant there's Jules and Celestin. The cakes in Celestin are divine! And nearer Y and E, there's Cafe Dmitri. Not exactly stellar, but they have a huge selection of ice cream based desserts.
There are two places that are not gourmet but in a pinch, they may do.
There's a Caffe Demetre at 188 Eglinton east -- about 5 min east of Yonge. Ice cream, sundaes, waffles, crepes, cakes, etc.
Otherwise, there's Sweet Gallery on Mt Pleasant, south of Eg. for cakes.
However, certainly not in the leagues of Rahier or Patisserie La Cigogne.
For fine patisseries that's a bit closer, there's La Bamboche on Manor just south of Eglington off of Yonge -- they just added tables, so you can sit and nosh...but not a lot of atmosphere. Fleurdelys Patisseries is across the street but they are closed on Mon...but again, not really warm and fuzzy for sitting around.
There's a couple seats at the Dufflets north of Yonge and Eg. No ice cream, but they've got more than just pastries, and they serve nice espresso.
Grano has gelato and several desserts on their menu, too.