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eyeroller Dec 28, 2009 07:59 PM

Hi there,

I need to know where to get good rum baba in Toronto. It's my dad's birthday on Wednesday and he goes on and on about rum baba... HELP!!!

Thanks!!

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    pavlova Dec 29, 2009 07:06 PM

    I've had babas au rhum from La Cigogne and I can vouch for them--they were very good. I've never had a problem with too sweet/flavourless cakes. Pick your dad up some breakfast pastries while you're there--yum!

    1. Rabbit Dec 29, 2009 05:27 AM

      If you're looking for a restaurant that serves baba au rum, they have a great version at Le Select.

      They bring out a little pitcher of run and they're not afraid to let you really booze up your gateau. Fab!

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        embee Dec 28, 2009 09:04 PM

        Patachou had good ones in the past, and very well might still have them. Amadeus in Thornhill is another possibility.

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          toveggiegirl Dec 28, 2009 08:35 PM

          They have Baba au Rhum at Patisserie La Cigogne.
          I haven't tried it, but all the other pastries I've purchased from them have been excellent (and beautiful!).
          http://www.patisserielacigogne.com/

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          Cigogne
          1626 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

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            Atahualpa Dec 29, 2009 12:47 PM

            I have had pastries from Patisseries La Cigogne in the past and they have been goreously beautiful – some of the most beautiful deserts I've seen. However, the three little cakes I had were horridly flavourless and too, too sweet. I have been unimpressed by their pain au chocolat and their macarons were very sweet as well.

            I have given up on getting tasty items there.

            Just FYI.

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