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a good bakery / dessert shop?

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Hi everyone,

i'm hoping for some good suggestions?
recently my friend told me about this place.. L/Lamonna ? I think it was called.
we drove for a long while to go there only to be disappointed that their cakes were just larocca's pushed off larocca trays onto their own silver trays ..
I was still content because larocca cakes are pretty darn good but he thought they were freshly made!
So i was just wondering if there's any bakeries around the Scarborough Area ( I live near STC) which offers cute desserts/cakes, So I can bring my friend...

ps: We've heard of Francesca's already!

We might go try the Pustari's (sp?) at Bayview Village...has anyone heard of that too??

THANKS

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  1. Pusateri carries items from a number of bakeries around the city, which makes it convenient if you want to sample from a wide range of items and don't want to drive around to all of them. However, I have occasionally had a less-than-fresh item from the Bay/Bloor location...understandable considering that there are logistical considerations associated with running this model...but at the same time, not understandable when I can go to the bakery directly and get it fresh at the same price. Not sure if others have had this experience?

    I'm unfamiliar with Scarborough in general, so sorry I can't be much help there.

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    1. In the Scarborough area there is Fabian's Cafe on Markham Rd near Painted Post (between Ellesmere and Lawrence).

      Haven't been there for 20+ years, but my parents used to LOVE this place. It has european-style cakes, which back then I didn't use to like because I didn't think (as a child) they were were sweet enough.
      FWIW, now I find La Rocca cakes VERY sweet, so even I have to check this place out now.

      1. You can try Gerhardt's, which is very close to STC. It's a European bakery, used to be run by a sweet German couple, but they retired and the new owners are now Chinese. They're also very nice and haven't really changed anything.

        http://www.gerhards.ca/

          1. thanks everyone.. yeah larocca is superr sweeet... esp the one we bought.. :s the one with all the marshmellows haha