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May 31, 2008 11:37 PM

Flaky Tart - new on Mt Pleasant

Just noticed that Flaky Tart just opened on Mt Pleasant, a couple of storefronts up from Culinarium...opposite Sobeys.

Website says: "The Flaky Tart is the creative expression of Madelaine
Sperry, former pastry chef of The Rosedale Golf Club."

Anyone been yet?

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  1. I was there for the Grand Opening on Saturday. Delicious muffins, scones, brownies, tarts and pies. Loved the passion fruit tarts. They had a lineup. They will be a big hit once the word gets around. If you're wanting a specialty cake -ask for a vodka lemon mousse - so yummy!

    I have been a fan for over a year and a half so I was glad they got a TO location. Check them out!

    Madelaine, the chef and owner is a delight! You'll be treated well and their product is top notch!

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    1. re: Crusty Chef

      how is the vodka lemon mousse? i hope it's not made with huge heapings of icing and butter cream!! would you have a picture of the cake ?
      hopefully i can drop by soon depending on schedule but definitely added to my must try list!

    2. I was there! The baked goods are so different from most of the patisseries on Mt. Pleasant/Bayview. Home baking style as opposed to French. I sampled an excellent lemon cheesecake--light and lemony. And I'm not really a cheesecake fan. I was a little skeptical about the butter tarts, though. My mom is a great butter tart creator, but the Flaky Tart variety was excellent. Large, deep and very runny.

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      1. re: Yongeman

        Yes, I have to agree with the butter tart recommendation; on first sight, there seemed to be too much pastry, but it was just right for the runny filling, which is reminiscent of my favourite butter tarts from Humble Pie Bakery in Baysville, about 10 years ago. For butter tarts, Flaky Tart is my destination. And, in case you want to know, they're made with raisins--at least the ones I saw were.

        1. re: Full tummy

          You are so right about the pastry, ft. I had been thinking, ''Way too much pastry", but when I bit into the tart, there was so much oozy, gooey, delicious filling, that the extra pastry was perfect. And I am completely onside about the raisins. That's how mom always makes them. Oh yeah...$2 each.

          1. re: Yongeman

            i have a sweet tooth ( i take 5 sweetner in my tea) and i found the butter tarts toooo sweet. well maybe not to sweet. but oh, so good.

            1. re: LemonLauren

              I agree about the sweetness, LL, but they are also scrumptious. The abundant pastry helps to absorb the sweetness, too.

            2. re: Yongeman

              Do they make them without rat turds....uh, I mean raisins in them??



            3. re: Full tummy

              I stopped by today and had one of the butter tarts. Totally out of this world! I'm afraid I'll want to go back every day to buy them.

              Also the lady who was working the counter (not sure if she's the owner or what) was INCREDIBLY nice and really made the experience fun. Flaky Tart will for sure be in my regular rotation.

              1. re: wontonfm

                Might as well echo the sentiments about the butter tarts: The best I've ever had.

          2. went by there today. i called at 3:55 to see when they close. the person on the phone said "4 o'clock....but we can stay open if you want to come by!"

            whaa??? a Toronto food establishment HAPPY to have you spend your money there?

            my girlfriend and i rushed over and, since it was the end of a weekend rush, their selection was understandably quite sparse.

            we bought an assiago cheese and herb scone and ate it immediately. incredibly light and very tasty. we also bought some date squares and they were excellent as well.

            we have some berry and citrus muffins that we'll snack on during the week.

            prices are VERY reasonable. a really good place to visit

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            1. re: atomeyes

              the owners are two of the nicest food-loving folk you'll ever meet!

            2. So, I don't have anything particularly useful to add to this discussion, except that I think that ranks up there as one of the best names for an establishment ever.

              1. I had a raspberry crumble muffin from Flaky Tart today. And it was the absolute best muffin I've had in a long, long time. There were loads of raspberries in it, and the cake itself was not overly heavy but had a nice light texture. (Let's not kid ourselves; these things really are mini-cakes). And it cost just as much as a mediocre Second Cup muffin/paper weight. Let's hope Flaky Tart is successful!

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                1. re: merlot143

                  my wife and i were driving down mt pleasant today and saw flaky tart. we did a quick pull over and dashed inside despite the rain.

                  oh what a surprise! absolutely beautiful display of lemon meringues, raspberry muffins, cingin buns and caramelised pecan brownies. we got a lemon meringe tart - it was the perfect balance between sweet and tart, and the meringue was so light and fluffy - just beautiful. we also had a brownie - it was absolutely one of the best brownies i've had.

                  the real star though was a cookie we received as a sample. now just yesterday, there was a chocolate chip cookie throwdown on bobbly flay. naturally, i spent the morning googling 'best cookies in toronto' and 'how to get cookies fluffy and chewy'. now i know - just go to flaky tart. perfect, perfect, perfect milk/white chocolate chunky cookies. they were cooled, yet the chocolate was still melty and delicious. best cookie of my life (tops le gourmand on a good day!)

                  i can't wait to go back --- oh wait, i have a cupcake order coming in tomorrow!

                  1. re: ssainani

                    Cupcakes from the flaky tart, SSainani? Could you let us know how they are?

                    1. re: ssainani

                      Did they have chocolate chunk cookies with dark or semi-sweet chocolate? I'm always looking for chocolate chunk cookies---but they have to be dark or semi-sweet!

                      1. re: Ediblethoughts

                        yup. they have regular chocolate chip cookies too.
                        unfortunately they're closed Monday and Tuesday.

                        1. re: merlot143

                          Thanks for both pieces of info. Can't wait to try them.