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Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery? Any info

pippineast Jul 15, 2012 05:36 PM

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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    julesrules RE: pippineast Jul 15, 2012 05:53 PM

    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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      pippineast RE: julesrules Jul 16, 2012 12:29 PM

      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!

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      ipmcTO RE: pippineast Jul 16, 2012 10:32 PM

      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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        josielass RE: ipmcTO Jul 26, 2012 01:35 PM

        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

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        pippineast RE: pippineast Jul 27, 2012 06:15 AM

        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. Dr. John RE: pippineast Jul 28, 2012 07:16 AM

          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. Full tummy RE: pippineast Mar 14, 2013 06:23 PM

            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.

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