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Oliver & Bonacini open in The Bay

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mrdtp Aug 18, 2011 02:02 PM

Oliver & Bonacini's new market cafe is open in the lower level of The Bay. Coffee & cappucino by illy machine. Gateau Basque, Muffins etc.
Lots of fine looking sandwiches, soups & breads. Hot plate is not open yet.
Bannock is coming soon!

  1. elvisahmed Aug 18, 2011 02:54 PM

    I hope they have good desserts. I am not expecting much on the food front after trying out Canteen.

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      ylsf Aug 18, 2011 06:47 PM

      Is the pricing for their pastries/etc the same as at Canteen? At Canteen counter they do one of the things that annoys me... or, I should say "what they don't do" annoys me.... The times I went there wasn't any pricing on their display items and I had to ask how much things were. I guess they are hoping to tempt people by the look of items and hope they aren't too shocked when they hear how much they are when they actually order it. I enjoyed the gateau basque I had at Canteen but it was the first time I had ever tried it so not much to compare it too.. And from what I recall the price was high for a take out pastry!

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        mrdtp Aug 18, 2011 09:56 PM

        Gateau Basque $3.25
        Muffin $2.29
        Med Cappuccino $4.26
        Med Coffee FREE with coupon - received day before
        10% discount given? Not sure why.
        and 400 Bay points earned
        I found the prices to be in line with what I pay in most places.
        They have a chocolate & sweet counter also.

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          bluefirefly Aug 19, 2011 04:23 AM

          Not sure about the pastries, but I thought the sandwiches/baguettes were steep - $7.99 for something boxed and having sat in the open freezer all day. They had sushi as well - close to $10 for a roll.

          There is also a sandwich/panini counter where you can have a fresh sandwich made to your liking (couldn't recall the price but think it was also close to $10.) The place does looks very nice compared to what the Bay used to look like previously.

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