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Jul 28, 2009 09:06 AM

Europa Pastries - Danforth (e) of Pape

Was driving west on the Danforth this morning and noticed this place on the south side of the street east of Pape. Anyone know anything about it?? Is it worth looking for a scarce parking spot to give it a try?

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  1. It's owned by a Portuguese man (unless things have changed recently), but they sell Greek pastries, breads and cakes, as well as Portuguese pastries.

    Good pasteis d nata aka custard tarts, but they cost a little more than most Portuguese bakeries in the west end. And for some reason, in Taste of the Danforth's past, the price of the natas go up to $2 (IIRC) from the usual price that's somewhere around $1.50. Haven't tried anything else.

    1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318

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    1. re: phoenikia

      I haven't been there in about a year. As of then, the Portuguese style pastries (sweet and savoury) were quite good. The Greek pastries were not, with most of them containing weird artificial-tasting flavourings. They also have French and various other Euro-style pastries, about which I can't remember anything.

    2. I second what others have said - the custard tarts are very good but I would buy nothing else there; having tried a lot of their stuff and not liked any of it to date. But those tarts...mmmm!

      1. Thanks folks...guess I'll try them when I'm in the neighbourhood but not worth a special trip...

        1. I've visited this bakery a few times when I go to the Eton, across the street, on Tuesdays for the free comedy show 'Standing on the Danforth.' I've had the tarts, very good I must say and I've also had the chocolate-coated baklava. Also very good. Everything else didn't really impress me, including the Greek fare.

          Now, across the street beside the Eton Tavern is another little Greek place that has very good Greek food and the pastries, while not as plenty as Eurpa, are much better quality.

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          1. re: zeva

            I think that might be Akropolis Bakery you're talking about. Great lunch specials, too!

            3280 Peactree road suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30305

            1. re: phoenikia

              Sweet Gotta try that next time I'm down there during the day.

              1. re: zeva

                ps. just wanted to mention- when I mentioned Akropolis has great lunch specials-, meaning good food for a reasonable price- not something that's going to be the best you've ever tasted, and not something worth crossing town to eat, just a good deal if you live/work/happen to be in the neighbourhood. Similar quality level to eating at a deli's hot table.

              2. re: phoenikia

                I also think that you may be talking about Akropolis Bakery. That place is AMAZING!! Best Greek bakery in Toronto IMO.

                1. re: Shushiqueen

                  Nope...I know the original post was about Europa Pastries not Akropolis...