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May 2, 2011 06:59 AM

Brick Street Bakery in FCP is open (finally)!

I know this was mentioned in the PATH thread, but I think it deserves a special mention on its own. I walked past this morning, and BSB in FCP was finally open! It appears to be pretty fully stocked with breads, pastries, and treats.

Bought a banana muffin and blueberry scones to celebrate! Just as good as ever.

Brick Street Bakery
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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  1. Great news...are they making sandwiches?

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    1. re: grandgourmand

      Just for those not familiar with downtown, FCP = First Canadian Place

      1. re: ylsf

        Ok, just answered my own question. Yes, they make sandwiches. Saw pulled pork, braised lamb and a few others posted. Great to have this as an option.

        Also for breakfast, should be good.

          1. re: EarlyDrive

            It's opposite the Timothy's on the lower level.

    2. They need to get their opening hours right. Walked by this morning (2nd day open, mind you) and it was still closed. Gotta be open at 7am in the underground.

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      1. re: grandgourmand

        Agreed. Sometimes a lady needs an eccles cake pre-8am :-)

        1. re: grandgourmand

          I agree as well! Walked by there at 7:30am and they were still closed while Longo's, Furama Bakery and The Great Canadian Bagel were all open!

        2. Thanks for letting us know it's up and running, I love that I'm having olive fougasse for breakfast! Great space and well stocked with goodies.

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          1. re: fickle

            Just had it for lunch, crunchy and yummy !

            Asked about opening hours and they said they are open since 7.30 and soon to start at 7.

          2. Thanks so much for the heads up AJ, this is terrific news and I can't wait to get over there!

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            1. re: Breadcrumbs

              You're welcome!

              I can tell already my wallet and waistline are going to suffer from BSB's presence, just an elevator ride away from my office. I've been there every day this week...

              1. re: AverageJo

                I'm guessing you won't be alone AJ!! Look on the bright side . . . at least they don't deliver!!!

            2. So what are the favourite lunch options? Tried the lamb kofta wrap, which was very nice, but I didn't enjoy the plain white flour tortilla.

              The bread is good, as was the cheese twist. However, I was disappointed with the chocolate croissant, which I found mediocre.

              Would like to try the pies, sausage rolls and the chili as well.

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              1. re: SMOG

                I just tried the lamb kofta wrap for the first time. I like it t a lot! The wrap itself was delish I thought. No issues at all. Would definitely buy again.

                Also, I must say, I’ve been going every Friday for about a month now and the service is always fantastic! They have like 7 girls, all of them sweet, enthusiastic and very customer-oriented. I wish all service in Toronto could take a page from their book. Well done!

                Next up, Boxing Day turkey sandwich. Looks great (stuffing and everything)…….

                1. re: magic

                  So I tried the Boxing Day sandwich today at FCP. I really wanted to like it. But alas, it gets a fail. For me at least. After really enjoying both the braised lamb sandwich and lamb kofta wrap I was expecting another winner.

                  The turkey is plentiful and comes in beautiful huge chunks and strips. But it’s dead cold. And dry. It could really REALLY benefit by some sort of moist reheating. It was also very plain tasting, no apparent seasoning. The stuffing was nice enough and warm but not life-changing and all I came away with was cold, dry, plain-tasting turkey.

                  Not sure why this was considered a hot sandwich since the protein was cold. I guess cuz the stuffing is warm. Tricky to classify I suppose.

                  Anyhoo, will absolutely be returning to try more sandwiches. But of the 3 I’ve tried so far this was the only miss. For me at least. Their prepared foods and desserts look just gorgeous as an aside.

                  Staff still super-nice...

                  1. re: magic

                    I felt exactly the same way about the sandwich! It's advertised as a warm sandwich but the turkey is refrigerator cold. I think they'd have to be careful about how they heat it though since (for me anyway) the stuffing was on the verge of being too moist and mushy.

                    I do still love it though, and like you, I think this has been the only miss for me.

                    1. re: Manybears

                      Turkey reheats very well if you do it with some sort of moist method like reheating in some jus, stock, or even water (I’ve even had success doing this carefully using a microwave – gasp!). I’m surprised they don’t do this.

                      It’s good to know I’m not alone or going crazy, Manybears : )

                      Still love it too. Going back soon.