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Café Florentin, Leslieville

lightbulb May 10, 2010 12:46 PM

Is now open at 948 Queen St E. almost opposite Mercury and same block as Ed's Real Scoop.

Currently selling pastries and pies baked at their main Beach location, with plans to offer Panini sandwiches shortly.

Ed's Real Scoop
2224 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E1E9, CA

Café Florentin
2010 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

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  1. jlunar RE: lightbulb May 10, 2010 12:58 PM

    I saw that this morning, but didn't have a chance to go in. I look forward to the sandwiches! Has anyone tried the pastries? TEA. PASTRIES. YES. EXCITED.

    Also, added the new location into the DB.

    http://www.foodpr0n.com/ -- food. is. love.

    Café Florentin
    948 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

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      TOveggie RE: lightbulb May 10, 2010 05:47 PM

      I had a chocolate croissant on Sunday. Not impressed. It was more like a brioche. It wasn't flaky or buttery and had just a bit of chocolate in it. I'll make the trek to Bonjour Brioche for chocolate croissants.

      1. jlunar RE: lightbulb May 11, 2010 08:07 AM

        Less excited now. Like TOveggie, I found the croissants to be bready. No flaky crust, no shatter. Avoid the flaky things. Even if we attribute to weather, you can tell quickly by just looking that they're just not right.

        I liked the custard of their Portuguese tart, though it needs more black/blistering. Pastry of it was meh.

        I did enjoy their cake things - had a raspberry blood orange and would consider one of those again!

        I have a steak pie that I'll report on later. That's for lunch.

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          jlunar RE: jlunar May 11, 2010 06:48 PM

          steak pie. tasty filling, pastry shell needs more time in the oven. The insides were still doughy.

          Overall, their custard (not so portuguese) tart is tasty and at least one of their sponge cakes are worth repeating.

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          jayzie1 RE: lightbulb May 11, 2010 05:18 PM

          Martiniboys reported the Leslieville location opened today - but when I went by this evening (6pm), the blinds were closed and it certainly didn't look open. Did they actually open today? Curious as the posted hours are 8am-8pm.

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            jlunar RE: jayzie1 May 11, 2010 06:46 PM

            They're definitely open at least as early as yesterday judging by the posts here, but I don't know their hours. Their sign was still out at 5pm on Monday and I was in the shop around 10am today if that helps any.

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              jayzie1 RE: jlunar May 12, 2010 07:08 AM

              Thanks jlunar. They were open this morning...maybe they're just closing a little earlier this opening week.

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