HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >


Where can I find a good Yule Log for Christmas Eve dessert?

We're looking forward to a traditional French Canadian meal of Tortière for a main course, but wanted to follow with a Bûche de Noël - a traditional French dessert.

Any suggestions of the best place in town to place an order?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I don't know if it's THE best as I haven't tried theirs, but Dessert Lady in Cumberland offers it as part of their Christmas menu. I like their cookies and pies so I'm hoping their Yule Log will be good, too.

    1. You may want to try www.yummystuff.ca a try... they make amazing desserts.

      1. Le Comptoir de Celestin on Mount Pleasant makes the most beautiful and delicious Buche de Noel in Toronto. I place an order every year-although I worry that you may be out of luck this close to Christmas.

        By the way, we have the same tradition in our family.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Splendid Wine Snob

          Also check out Patachou. We've been on christmas eve to pick up other items from them, and those logs are flying out the door. You must order ahead though.

        2. Rahier. We get theirs every year and it is always delicious, they usually have a few different flavours.

          1. Pusateri's on Ave. Road on Bathurst, North of Lawrence. They have a very nice selection of "bûche de Noël' by Thuet, etc. Very good, but they do not look like like the French bûche you would find in French pastries from France.

            1. Thanks to everyone who posted. I phoned around and did a comparison of the Yule Logs made at 6 great places recommended (in case anyone else is interested!).

              All can be ordered up to a few days before except for the three marked in Caps below. Also Pusateris carries a variety from the various bakeries below and has most in stock for $25-$56.

              After much consideration, we decided for this year to try the Verité (Chocolate Mousse)
              12-person Bûche de Noël at Patachou.

              Happy Holidays!

              1. Pain Perdu (St. Clair West):
              3 kinds of Yule logs: Chocolate, Raspberry or Chestnut Crunch; 8 servings: $43.95; 6 servings: $36.95

              2. Dufflet (Queen West):
              3 different kinds: Hazelnut (sponge cake), White chocolate Pistachio,
              Chocolate Caramel with bittersweet chocolate Large- 10-15 servings: $42.00; Small 6 (6-8) 7.5 inches long x 4 inches: $24.00

              3. Le Comptoir de Celestin- Mount Pleasant
              6 different types: Red fruit mousse; Grand Marnier; Classic Coffee; Royale- Hazelnut and Chocolate (very dense); Chocolate Mousse; Chestnut Pear
              12 people $60.90; 8 people $42.00; 6 people= $31.50
              NB ORDER BY DEC. 16

              4. Patachou (St. Clair West)
              3 kinds: Hazelnut;Mocha;Verité (Chocolate Mousse)
              $38.00 for 8 people;$48.00 for 12 people.
              NB ORDER BY DEC. 16

              5. Dessert Lady (Cumberland)
              3 kinds:Vanilla; Chocolate;Chestnut
              one size- 9 inches- $23.00

              6. Rahier (Bayview)
              4 different kinds, but only the tri-chocolate comes in three sizes:
              Dark chocolate, milk chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge cake- 4,6 or 8
              ($18.50;$27.00 for 6 and $35.00 for 8);
              Mocha Buttercream(for 6);Chestnut Mousse with Walnut and rum crème brule (for 6);
              Raspberry mousse with white choclate cream and berry soaked sponge cake. (for 6)
              N.B. BY DEC. 20

              7. Phipps Bakery (Eglinton)
              One kind, but it sounds amazing!
              Coffee mousse in chocolate roulade and glazed in bittersweet chocolate.
              Small 6-8= $31.99; Large 10-12 people $49.99

              8. Daniel et Daniel (Carlton)
              3 kinds: Hazelnut; Mocha; Chocolate
              $37.10 for 10 servings

              4 Replies
              1. re: Hungry Canadian

                I think you will be very happy with your decision. Please report back and let us know. I've had many other christmas goodies from Patachou and they've all been wonderful but have not tried the Yule Log. BTW, I had read on your earlier thread about your father. I hope your dinner goes well and best of the season to you, and your family.

                1. re: millygirl

                  Thank you so much! This is going to be a different kind of Christmas for all of us, and we are trying to make the best of it.

                  Thanks for all of your great suggestions and support.

                2. re: Hungry Canadian

                  Wow! Thanks for the detailed report.

                  1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

                  623 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9, CA

                  787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

                  Pain Perdu
                  736 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C, CA

                  1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

                  Dessert Lady
                  12 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M4W 1J5, CA

                  420 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N, CA

                  Daniel et Daniel
                  248 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

                  1. re: JamieK

                    It sounded so good, we decided to order one for New Year's Eve. We're getting the hazelnut rum log...can't wait....sounds yummy. Thanks for the tip HC.