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Aug 12, 2009 02:35 PM

Good cookies or pastries near Yonge & Dundas (i.e. Eatons Centre)?

I know this area pretty well and I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" but I thought I'd ask. Mrs Fields isn't that appealing to me and the Rosie's down on the food court near Dundas is kind of annoying and only so-so.

Anything I might have missed? I'd love to find something tasty to bring home (i.e. not ice cream-related!).

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  1. Well, if a 5 min walk isn't a big deal for you, head over to Yonge/King to Petite Thuet! By far the best in the area.


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    1. re: lunchboy

      You must walk really fast to get from Dundas to King in 5 minutes!! King always seems a bit far for me to traverse within a lunch hour but I'll keep it in mind... What do you like besides the croissants?

      1. re: Ediblethoughts

        Yep, you're right! It's 0.8km and Google Maps puts the walking time at 9 mins. Guess I was just rounding down :).

        I've tried the plain and chocolate croissants, both are great. I've also tried the a couple sandwiches and salads. Sandwiches are outstanding. I hear the macaroons are good, but haven't tried them.


      2. re: lunchboy

        I got four amazing treats there for a girls night a few weeks back and they were wonderful! Not the most cost effective option but lovely nonetheless!

        Worth the walk if you have time.

      3. There is Sen5es at Yonge & Queen. I've been there three times and I really like their pastries and cakes.

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        1. re: TOchowgal

          Alas, the Yonge & Queen Sen5es closed a couple of months ago. The Soho Hotel location is still going, fortunately.

          1. re: TOchowgal

            They've closed that Sen5es location for a few months now.

          2. FFfresh at the Atrium on Bay has excellent biscotti. I think its bubbies biscotti. Yummy

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            1. re: derz

              I do go to FFfresh for coffee now but I usually ignore biscotti since I'm not a biscotti person for the most part (I like an... eh-hem... richer cookie). But I'll take a look at it.

              1. re: Ediblethoughts

                Ask for their belgian biscotti, totally rich and decadent.

                1. re: derz

                  I was looking at the biscotti today and couldn't see one that looked like what you're referring to. Did it have lines of some icing-like substance drizzled on it in two colours? A friend told me she'd tried one once and she said it was very soft--i.e. I think it was there quite awhile!

                  1. re: Ediblethoughts

                    Yes they have white and milk belgian chocolate drizzled on the top but they have a nice crunchy texture. I agree, they must have been there for quite sometime.

            2. Sen5es is gone.

              I second the FFfresh rec. Their cookie is pretty good. The candy store near the food court in Eaton Centre (Queen St side) sells Monsieur Félix & Mr. Norton Cookie but I haven't tried them so I am not sure how good they are.

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              1. re: tree25

                I've always found MF to be a bit too greasy for me. They always look good but...

                1. re: tree25

                  After passing by FFFresh many times I finally tired it for lunch. It is very good. I'm not sure if it's a destination spot but if you are in the area and want a tasty, healthy, cheap lunch you'll like it. I had their tandoori chicken wrap. It came with a small container of Red Thai Curry soup. Both were delish. The cookies and cake loaves are all housemade. I did not try those today though but will shortly! They look darn good.

                  $5.25 for a nice fresh interesting wrap and lovely curry soup is a great deal! Glad I finally tried them.

                  Sorry this did not have much to do with cookies.

                  1. re: magic

                    Where is this place in the Atrium? I was looking for it today but no luck. Maybe it's closed weekends.

                    1. re: julesrules

                      It's very small, blink and you miss it. It's right at the TTC subway entrance. Across from the LCBO, and next door to GUESS.

                      Not sure if it is closed weekends, sorry.

                      Also, cash only I believe. Definitely no debit.

                    2. re: magic

                      I go by this place all the time but I've never tried first course stuff. I don't like the cookies. They do look good but they are super greasy. Now and then I give in to the way they look and I regret it. The loafs aren't bad but they're not "dessert" to me. I'll keep the curry soup in mind--never would have thought of going there for that.

                      1. re: Ediblethoughts

                        I would not have thought of soup either. I actually went for the chicken tandoori wrap, which always intrigued me and fit the bill for a light lunch I was in the mood for. The soup just came with the wrap, which was a nice surprise (they gave me a choice of a drink or soup). I liked both very much.

                        Thanks for the report on the cookies. I'll still try the loaves as I'm in to that kind of dessert and am curious :)

                  2. Belgian waffles at Wanda's Yonge and Dundas - it's semi in that category if you're looking for treats. Don't do the choco dipped one though it completely overpowers the flavour of the waffle which you don't want to miss.

                    Definitely try Petite Thuet - try the raisin bun :)

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                    1. re: hippotatomus

                      It's strange that I have no idea where Wanda's is! I spend a ton of time at Y & D too... do you mean a soft waffle like at Cafe Demetre's? Or a cookie waffle?

                      1. re: Ediblethoughts

                        I believe it's on the North-East corner of Yonge - a tiiiny storefront. Somewhere North of the Futureshop... I didn't love their waffles though. I think they're supposed to be that way, so it's just not my thing. I like light, fluffy waffles, not the dense kind.

               -- food. is. love.

                        1. re: jlunar

                          Thumbs down - they were not cooked enough, mushy-ish. If I went back I'd ask them to leave it in the iron a bit longer