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There is a coupon of the day for this shop, has anyone been there, is it worth it?

http://www.sweettoothpastry.com/

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  1. I live less than 5 minutes away and have never been. Shops that are doing well don't usually need coupons to bring in the customers.
    To me, all their stuff looks like something you would see at a kid's birthday party. I usually buy pastries from Roger Wils at the farmer's market in Withrow Park, you should try his chocolate or pear tarts. I am sure that any of his pastries and baked goods are better than what you will find in that store, unless you want something for a kid's party.

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    1. re: foodyDudey

      Hm, what else does Roger have??

      1. re: hungryabbey

        It varies each week. Recently he had some pastries made out of a dough like a cruler donut, with whipped cream inside. He always has a pastry with leeks, tomatoes, thyme etc on it. He has various other almond tarts and clafoutis, cookies, meat pies, soups etc and it's all very good. You just can't go wrong buying any of it.

        1. re: foodyDudey

          great! Im so excited. When does the farmers market end?

          1. re: hungryabbey

            It ends when the farming season is over. You can still get good tomatoes but this Saturday will probably be the peak week for them. Haystrom farms has great heirloom tomatoes.

            Check this link for more info on this weeks' Harvest fest

            http://www.withrowpark.ca/wiki/wiki.p...

             
          2. re: foodyDudey

            OMG doughnut with whipped cream inside. I am so there...

            1. re: Full tummy

              If you are coming this weekend, I'd suggest getting there around 9:30 am. Some vendors have sold out of certain products by 10:30

              1. re: foodyDudey

                Awesome FD-thanks for the heads up!

                1. re: Splendid Wine Snob

                  Yeah, looks great....thanks FD. I guess I'd better set the alarm clock LOL

      2. My experience there was terrible, and I generally love all baked goods - I have a massive um, sweet tooth.

        I had the worst macaron of my life there, it was hard like a brick, stale, sickeningly sweet. I couldn't finish it. Everything else I had was meh to bad. Overpriced and dry/stale. I remember a disappointing cookie, cupcake, and something else. This is based on one experience but enough to make me not ever want to return.

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        1. re: ms. cornbread

          +1.

          Been once or twice, had a look and walked out. Agree with FD, almost everything is covered in a thick slab of fondant and very unappealing at that. For me to walk out of a bakery without buying anything is unheard of. Speaks volumes.

          Don't bother with the coupon - it ain't worth it. Trust us!

          1. re: millygirl

            I passed, thanks for the warning!!

          2. re: ms. cornbread

            Stale is a good word. I have bought a few tarts and brownies there lately in a pinch and .. .. they're just... not worth the calories.

          3. I haven't been in a few years, because I have to agree that most items are stale and not that great to begin with. Also very overpriced - like $4 for a cupcake that was full-on stale. They apparently do have (had?) some association with Phipps which is mystifying. On Saturday mornings they did bring in croissants that were fresh and decent quality and muffins that seem ok, but anything else seemed guaranteed to be stale. And they are not baking anything there afaik, it is not an actual "bakery".

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            1. re: julesrules

              Thanks for all the quick and informative replies! Baking is my passion,and I'm always interested in trying other baked goods, but will truly pass on this one!

              Appreciate the feedback.

              1. re: red dragon

                If you live in the area, you should try the products I mentioned in my earlier post, from Roger Wils. He was the owner of Cafe Brussel.

                The article below indicates he was a baker before opening a restaurant.

                http://stevemunro.ca/?p=143

                My wife and I just love his products and usually spend $30 or $40 each Saturday at his table in Withrow park. (just telling you so you understand what I think of his goodies)

                1. re: foodyDudey

                  Big thank you to foodyDudey.

                  Just returned from the Withrow market and OMG, Roger's table is a wonderful surprise and best kept secret. Well, maybe only a secret to us because he had a huge lineup LOL.

                  It was funny because when we arrived at 9:30 the only bakery I could see was St. John's and another table selling cupcakes and a few other rather unappealing items. Lo and behold, Roger pulls up close to 10 am and a crowd begins to form. I notice the rather informal line up quickly starting and want to head over however Mr. MG (the polite one) says 'maybe we should give him some time to set up". Hell, no! I set the alarm for this!!!! I preceded to take my spot very close to the front and, well, 10 minutes later we dropped $56.

                  Everything looked fab: scones, chocolate tarts, quiche, pissaladiere, even picked up some mustards.

                  Thanks again FD! What a find......

                  1. re: millygirl

                    Aargh. I came at 9.00 a.m. and circled for quite a while, wondering where this table was.

                    1. re: millygirl

                      I'm glad you liked it millygirl.

                      They don't call me foodyDudey for nothing!

                      I never buy stuff from the cupcake table, it looks like stuff you would find at the Sweet Tooth store and honestly it seems overpriced.

                      I only got there around 10:45 as I barely slept after somehow getting conned into going to the new St Louis wings place. Don't go ther unless you are deaf, or want to go deaf. But that's another story...

                      1. re: foodyDudey

                        And by that time I'll bet Roger had sold out and closed up shop?

                        1. re: millygirl

                          No, he was still going strong and there was a lineup of 6 people ahead of me. When I went back at 12:55 to buy some tomatoes from the Haystrom Farms booth just to the east of him, he was packing up. He mentioned that a few people said they heard of him from this thread.

              2. been there a few times.
                cakes are nice to look at, but expensive. got one once and it definitely looked nicer than it tasted. tasted ordinary.
                they claim they have the best cupcakes in the city. so i bought one and they asked me "so, are they the best?" i said "frankly, no. they are ok".
                had the mini key lime pies and those were very good.
                but in all, its not amazing.

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                1. re: atomeyes

                  Since another deal for this place has re-emerged, I thought it high time to post this review of this wretched bakery. As posted on the deal site and now here for the Chowhounds of the world to know:

                  Extremely disappointed with previous deal from this place. The last group coupon purchase was for 2 desserts, 2 sides, 2 specialty coffees.

                  The desserts were fine (Not sure how one cake slice is the equivalent to a brownie or one cookie though). But for the sides, instead of choice of berries with mint or strawberries, they only had the berries (offering to pick out the strawberries does not count) and I would never ever consider whipped cream from a can to be "homemade cream". For the drinks they had a huge blackboard list... and as we chose 'em, they kept saying "don't have it today". Grrrr... then wipe it off the board. It got so bad that we ended up asking what WAS available. And settled with BAGGED teas. So much for speciality drinks.

                  I wish I got a refund.

                  1. re: Porkaroo

                    The only thing surprising is how this place manages to open it's door each morning.

                    1. re: millygirl

                      I believe Sweet Tooth has closed up shop.

                      1. re: millygirl

                        Finally! How they were even open as long as they were is a mystery to me, it's just proof that most people will eat almost any old garbage.

                        1. re: millygirl

                          I've never seen anyone actually in there eating sweets or pastries. I have only witnessed a woman with a nicely tied box from the shop on the subway. The Danforth really needs a Mill Street Bakery or something like that.

                          1. re: Zengarden

                            Update: It appears Sweet Tooth was only on vacation.

                            I noticed it open the other day and so stopped in and mentioned I had been trying their number and drove by a few times to no avail. I was informed rather nonchalently that :"oh yeah, we took a vacation after new year's....we had a sign on the door but it apparently fell down".

                            Sorry but who runs a business like this??? On a main street in mid town Toronto?? I mean really folks. The funny part is nobody cared or noticed. I actually knew about this about a week ago but wanted to see if anyone would chime in here and correct me. Apparently not.

                            Not only was the place empty early yesterday evening but so were the display cases.

                            My friend passed the coupon on to me because she is now out of town and quite frankly I don't even think I will bother.

                            1. re: millygirl

                              Maybe they are selling something else besides bad cakes? Someone else should go in and ask for the non-baked goods

                              1. re: millygirl

                                And today's sign on the shut door stated that they were closed due to low stock. Not good. Or is it?

                                1. re: Zengarden

                                  I think that is great. But does it mean everyone likes there stuff so much that they sold out prematurely?

                                  1. re: foodyDudey

                                    Somehow I doubt it. I will put me money on that this place will be closing it's doors before spring. If they are in fact selling out before the end of the day they should damn well make more so it doesn't happen.

                                    What time did you notice the sign Zengarden? I'm curious.

                                    1. re: millygirl

                                      I walked by yesterday right before 4 p.m.

                                      1. re: Zengarden

                                        Same sign was up today, around 6:15.

                                        1. re: dalton48

                                          Just doesn't sound like they are putting in any stock for customers. Sounds like there might be an issue with paying their suppliers if there are no goods available for customers.

                    2. I just saw this review of ST on the Toronto Life website:

                      Greektown lucked out when this charming shop opened on the Danforth. Front and centre is a stunning cake display that never fails to stop pedestrians in their tracks. The display includes the Ultimate Mousse Cake, adorned with white chocolate shavings, and an airy Marvellous Meringue Cake. Cupcakes are some of the best in town. Michael Stadtländer voted the apple pie number one in the city.

                      I should have read it earlier, I didn't know I was so lucky to live close to this fantastic place!
                      http://www.torontolife.com/guide/food...

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                      1. re: foodyDudey

                        Hahahaha! I wonder how long ago that one was written. Shame, because the Food Guide used to be written anew each year, but that has long gone by the wayside...

                        1. re: Full tummy

                          I wonder if they ever had any great products. I remember looking in when they first opened, and it didn't look stunning to me even then. I could walk into Sun Valley any day and get a better cake than from ST.

                          1. re: foodyDudey

                            Some of their stuff was supposed to be from Phipps, which people seem to like. My friend who is a pastry chef had mixed feelings about their stuff as well. I think

                            1. re: foodyDudey

                              It's not the same owners as when it first opened.

                              1. re: pescatarian

                                Is this place still open for business?

                                1. re: katbri

                                  It appears they are, but they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

                                  1. re: foodyDudey

                                    Walked by this evening and the place is papered up. Windows, doors and all. No sign or nothing, just paper.

                                    Hmmmm.

                                    1. re: millygirl

                                      i will admit that i'll miss their key lime mini-pie things.

                                      1. re: millygirl

                                        If anyone has a group buy coupon, they should just contact the company and explain that the establishment is no more so that they can receive credit for use on something else.