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La Boheme at yonge and eglinton

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They're a new cafe patisserie. I tried the chocolate croissant the other day and it was good stuff. The owner is the same dude from Jules on Mt. Pleasant and their coffee is from the Te Aro guys in Leslieville.

Bonus: Jedd's Frozen Custard under construction across the street :)

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  1. I know this area pretty well and I'm having a hard time figuring out where this is even with the picture. A hint? Where is it close to?

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    1. re: Ediblethoughts

      2481 Yonge Street

      tried to add a placemark but i failed :D

      1. re: Ediblethoughts

        It's north of Erskine on the east side, just beside the Afif hair salon. It's almost opposite of Centro. Good Bites is just a few stores south and Agostinos is just a few stores north. It used to be the Varello shoe store.

        Good Bite
        2463 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2H6, CA

        2472 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2F5, CA

        1. re: Degustation

          Thanks! Will definitely check it out. Too bad it's not open today.

          1. re: Ediblethoughts

            It was open today (only until 3 i think); I picked up a blueberry danish this morning. It's a blessing and a curse - it's great that I don't have to go all the way to Mt Pleasant if I crave a great croissant or baguette, but dangerous for the waistline because it is now so close to be able to grab one every day.

            1. re: Degustation

              I was there around 5pm and closed. Oh well. I'll try to fit them in tomorrow morning.

      2. Marc's croissants are, in my opinion, the best in the city. It's a great addition to the neighbourhood.

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        1. re: sloweater

          I walked in, but didn't buy anything, a few days ago to check it out. The croissants and danish pastries looked amazing!!
          There didn't seem to be any bread, though.
          Please tell me this guy makes amazing baguettes too...that's all I really want.

          1. re: illy

            I have never been disappointed with any of is product, including brioche and baguettes. For me, it's the croissants.

            1. re: sloweater

              I was meaning to post about this place but never got the name--glad to see it's already being talked about. Happened upon it the second day they opened and had a lovely time there (had some time to kill and a book to read for a review). Started with an excellent machiatto (beans from Te Aro, apparently the guys there gave the staff an intense training session and it shows) and a mango danish. For lunch had another espresso and the ham and veggie 'pizza' which was wonderful, full of good veggies, meaty chunks of ham and a multigrain crust. Took home some little choux profiterole things (one with custard, the other chocolate ganache--loved that the custard was just that and not a tasteless creme patissiere) as well as some little tarts (the lemon one was best) and a multigrain baguette (I don't usually go for the wheat baguettes but this one was amazing). Service was great, in French and English and the staff was very kind, despite the fact that I lingered for hours. A real winner--highly recommended!!

              La Boheme
              2481 Yonge St, Toronto, ON , CA

              Te Aro
              983 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1K2, CA

          2. re: sloweater

            I agree wholeheartedly. They ARE by far the best croissants in the city!!

          3. Tried it today; had a custard pastry that was lovely---very light, flakey pastry with gobs of tasty custard (it could have had a little more flavour of... something to it---maybe vanilla? but still very good). The sour cherry pastry was Ok but not great to me but then, I'm not usually that impressed by pastries like that. The mochacino was pretty bland. I wish I'd tried the little plate of mini tarts. They looked very enticing.

            1. I'm also interested in the 2nd part of sleep's original post, the part about Jedd's Frozen Custard across the street. It's actually pictured in the 2nd photo. I found this website: http://jeddsfrozencustard.com/, but no additional info yet. The sign on the front, indicates that it's the first 'Frozen Custard' in Ontario, I think.
              I really like Anderson's Frozen Custard in Buffalo, and look forward to this place opening soon.

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              1. re: Yongeman

                The frozen custard @ Jedd's is so wonderful it's addictive!!

                1. re: kwass

                  Believe it or not, I haven't tried Jedd's frozen custard yet. Thanks for the motivation, kwass.

              2. Had lunch there 2x and loved it. the sandwiches are good and the quiches are...what can I say they are from Jule's on Mt. Pleasant, the best place for quiches and croissants in Toronto. Did not know it was the same owner...
                Coffee was excellent and the ambiance good. It was extremely busy but the satff manager a good service with a smile!

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                1. re: sabra1

                  awesome addition to the neighborhood.. now i can just pop off the subway on my way home and grab one.. much btr .. mt pleassant is so inaccessible to commuters.. i wish they had one downtown!!!! i need more treats aside from petite thuet..

                2. I visited La Boheme today for lunch. There weren't too many people and the atmosphere was quite nice and bright, although the background music was a bit loud. The staff were very nice and accomodating. This is definitely a great place to sit back and linger.

                  However, the vegetarian sandwich that I ordered was somewhat of a miss. It was served cold on a foccacia bun and thus the cheeses were fridge-temperature, not ideal. I found the grilled vegetables too overwhelmingly sweet as well, overpowering the flavours of the delicate brie and swiss cheeses. And for almost $9, the portion size wasn't very well justified. Too bad I didn't order one of their tarts; will do so next time.

                  La Boheme
                  2481 Yonge St, Toronto, ON , CA

                  1. The food is good, no doubt about it., and the coffee's fine. Staff is pleasant enough BUT -- there are not enough people working there. Sometimes, you have to wait a long time for service, the tables aren't bussed , so you have to sit down at a table with dirty dishes, the owner feels her job is to chat everyone up, but wouldn't remove an empty cup if her life depended on it. So, there are many other places, like Jedd's across Yonge Street, that actually want your business, and welcome you the minute you walk in, and the food's great there too. I've given them at least 7 chances to get their act together, but I won't be going back.

                    La Boheme
                    2481 Yonge St, Toronto, ON , CA

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                    1. re: AESLSK

                      It's a shame that your experiences there have been so bad, because the pastries truly are wonderful!

                      1. re: AESLSK

                        I was at Boheme last evening before attending a function at North44. The place was not too busy however what Aeslsk said rang true for us. The service was disorganized at the counter and we had to ask for the tables and chairs to be cleaned before we could sit at them. Also, there was a spill near the table that the staff were oblivious to until we pointed it out. If in the area, I will try them again as it appeared they have a lot of things to offer and one visit , unless outstanding or horrible, does not make or break it for me.