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Where can I find really good brioche in Toronto?

chefhound Aug 4, 2009 03:06 PM

I need some brioche for a dinner I'm hosting on the weekend. Does anyone know where I can get the best brioche in the city?

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  1. TorontoJo RE: chefhound Aug 4, 2009 03:21 PM

    It's not something I buy often, but the brioche at Bonjour Brioche has always done the trick for me.

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      hippotatomus RE: TorontoJo Aug 4, 2009 07:46 PM

      I haven't had too many brioches to compare... but I bought a double brioche at Bonjour Brioche a while back after my meal and found it somewhat lacking in flavour and a bit dry

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        Yum2MyTum RE: hippotatomus Aug 7, 2009 12:43 PM

        I have to agree with hippotatomus. I ordered one (lemon raspberry) with brunch the last time I was there and it was dry. The only flavour came from the filling. The croissant and baguette were really great though...

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      Abbeshay RE: chefhound Aug 4, 2009 04:16 PM

      I don't know if it's the "best" but Rahier's was featured in Martha Stewart's magazine once and I've bought it occasionally as I live in the neighborhood. I find it perfectly respectable...

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        balthazar RE: Abbeshay Aug 8, 2009 02:35 PM

        I'm a bit late to this thread. Rahier makes a lovely brioche. So does Jules and Thobor's (the 2 posts immediately below). If you can get to the Mt. Pleasant/Bayview area, between the 3 of these you have will no problem finding nice brioche (or any other French baked good for that matter).

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        Cat123 RE: chefhound Aug 4, 2009 04:22 PM

        I like Jules on Mt. Pleasant.

        1. Splendid Wine Snob RE: chefhound Aug 4, 2009 08:26 PM

          I've always enjoyed Marc's brioche at Thobors.

          SWS

          1. TOchowgal RE: chefhound Aug 5, 2009 04:03 PM

            Ma Maison is good. My sis in law grew up in France and she loved the brioches there. She also said that the Pain au Chocolats were excellent.

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              Splendid Wine Snob RE: TOchowgal Aug 5, 2009 07:48 PM

              Did she try any other patisseries other than Ma Maison when she visited?

              SWS

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                TOchowgal RE: Splendid Wine Snob Aug 7, 2009 10:16 AM

                We had the apple tart, apricot tart, croissant and pain au chocolat and she said that they were all good. She was impressed with the pain au chocolat, brioche and tarts.

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              phoenikia RE: chefhound Aug 5, 2009 08:47 PM

              I've had good brioche at La Bamboche.

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              La Bamboche
              4 Manor Rd E, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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                chefhound RE: phoenikia Aug 7, 2009 10:09 AM

                Thanks for all the suggestions - I'll see where I end up on Saturday morning.

                FYI - I went to La Bamboche yesterday and they told me they no longer make brioche. On the up side, the cakes are wonderful. I particularly liked the mango yuzu.

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                  phoenikia RE: chefhound Aug 7, 2009 01:14 PM

                  Oh, too bad. Sorry for the misinformation.Thanks for the update:)

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