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Jul 15, 2012 05:36 PM

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery? Any info

just walked by and saw sign announcing opening of above on Gerrard east in heart of east Chinatown....635 Gerrard, near Fu Yao Supermarket - anyone have any info on this place - just by looking at font used on the sign I'm thinking not a Chinese bakery! Been sad seeing the strip die so would be great to see some new places opening up!

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  1. If it's what I think it is, it's not Chinese, and it's a local woman's small indie business. But that is all I know, from neighbourhood sources :)

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    1. re: julesrules

      that sounds promising - looking forward to something different in the neighbourhood and have been hoping that some entrepreneur would take advantage of all those empty storefronts!

    2. The bakery is owned and operated by pastry chef Andrea Mut, who has previous experience working for local Toronto shops such as Circle&Squares and Belong at the Evergreen Brick Works (among others). It will be a western bakery and fine coffee shop open for business on Tuesday July 24th.

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      1. re: ipmcTO

        Went in today, beautiful little shop! Tonnes of pastries, cakes, muffins and sandwiches. Had the chicken, asparagus and brie cheese streetcar sandwich and the best butter tart ever! A perfect little gem in the middle of China Town and was certainly a long time coming

      2. we just enjoyed chocolate hazlenut and blueberry scones with our coffee - really great! Buttery like the ones we used to enjoy from St. John's Bakery, which i still like but find they've been getting progressively drier as the years go by.

        1. Went there this morning. Two friendly women were making what looked like mini-cheesecakes while Sarah Harmer played overhead.

          The menu is primarily sweet stuff - mini cakes, muffins, cookies, scones, brownies, tarts. They also have some nice-sounding sandwiches for about $6 The cheddar and ham scone was a disappointment, heavy and solid in the middle. The rhubarb muffin was OK moist and definitely not low-fat. More fruit would have been nice though. Better were the cookies, including a moist and zingy ginger one and the chill dark chocolate.

          So not quite a winner on first try, but I'm willing to let them get their sea legs and and will sample them again. The phone number is 416-465-4567. The website has nothing on it yet. They take VISA.

          1. Just wanted to bring this great bakery to others' attention. I posted asking where to get a great chocolate cake, and someone recommended Andrea's Gerrard Street Bakery. I live relatively close by, and picked up an $8 cake. Big enough for four, but perfect for two with leftovers. And just cute as anything. Plus it was dense, moist, and perfect! We also picked up a mini coconut cream pie that was divine. More like a thick coconut mousse atop a graham cracker crust. Scones are excellent, too. She's got some yummy sandwiches and empanadas, too - we left with a couple of vegetarian empanadas in hand for a quick breakfast on the road.