Brioche Dorée - King/Bathurst - Now open
Chain from France, now open at King/Bathurst area according to Blogto:
Anyone been? Looks like they also opened a location at Pearson terminal 3 (not sure how long it has been there?).
My husband brought home some pastries from there over the weekend, can't remember which ones. I guess that says it all, i.e. not great, not terrible. I think their dine-in options will better, which I hope to try.
The one at Pearson has been open for at least a few months. I had a decent sandwich when I flew in October.
So, stopped by again last night to take a closer look and actually order something.
I ended up getting a Parmesan Leek croissant and then when at the counter I noticed they had some donuts so picked up one as well (raspberry filled).
So, the parmesan leek croissant thing was actually pretty decent all things considered (i.e. they don't make anything from scratch in the store from what I understand. Most things come in frozen). That might explain why the staff is a bit clueless about what is in things. Another customer asked what was in that croissant that I ordered and the lady just identified the cheese in it without telling her about the leek. It was obvious to me that the customer didn't know what leek was so I said "there is leek in there too" and she asked me what it was and I explained it to her. There was another issue when I asked about the salads but it might have been just this one staff member vs. a lack of training in general.
Anyway, I would probably pick it over a Tim Horton's if I was faced with the two options (I understand they are putting Brioche Doree in some Ontario rest stop locations off the 401/etc) but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. The food all "looks" good but I prefer my pastries from scratch otherwise I mine as well buy some frozen grocery store items and re-heat those.
Having said all of that, I will probably try other things in the future :)
They are doing free crepe and baguettes on July 12 (Bastille Day itself is on the 14th) in exchange for a donation or money or non-perishable food items for theGood Shepherd
Brioche Dorée will also be providing free baguettes throughout the weekend in exchange for donations or non-perishable food items to the Good Shepherd Centre.
WHAT: Crêpes for the Community
Free crêpes for the public
WHERE: Brioche Dorée
648 King St W Toronto, ON M5V 1M7
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.