Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Nov 25, 2013 07:05 PM

Updated list of places - Portugues custard tarts

Looking for places where they bake them fresh during the week. If we have time, I'd like to pick them up for DH's coworkers.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I have no idea what their baking schedule is like, but my preferences are Doce Minho on Dufferin, Seara on Keele or any Caldense, though I find the last to be variable depending on date and location. The first two are more reliably good.

    7 Replies
    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Thanks; Caldense was my go to but the last few times they've been stale. I'll look for the others.

      1. re: Jacquilynne

        Someone brought some from R Bakery to a get together and I found them better than the ones I tried in the city.

          1. re: itryalot

            I found their tarts less sweet so not sure if that's what you are looking for.

        1. re: Jacquilynne

          I feel Doce Minho are the best.

          There is a little place on Davenport I thnk that someone once told me made the best tarts. Even better than DM. I don't remember the name and have not been in.


          1. re: Davwud

            Alcoa Bakery on Davenport. I love google.

        2. My vote goes to Venezia Bakery (, two locations along Ossington.

          1. By far the best I have found is at the Brazilian Bakery on the N side of Dundas just W of Brock.

            7 Replies
            1. re: Bigtigger

              Agreed, but, much as I have right-left confusion, I had to think about the location for Brasil Bakery--it's east of Brock. West of Brock on the north side of Dundas, virtually no retail.

              1. re: pearl3

                Nope it's definitely west of Brock. And you can cross the street and get focaccia at omg!

                1. re: LexiFirefly

                  omg is East of Brock -- it's just west of Sheridan.

                  Is it Brasil Bakery at 1566 Dundas St W that we're talking about?

                  1. re: Jacquilynne

                    You're right, sorry I always get Brock and Sheridan mixed up! Sheridan is the bakery then down Brock for the beer store. D'uh! :)

                    1. re: LexiFirefly

                      As someone who routinely gets East and West mixed up when providing directions to my own home, I have felt your pain.

                    2. re: Jacquilynne

                      That's the one, and I was starting to feel seriously delusional--I drive through there nearly every day. Perhaps Pete's NoFrills on Lansdowne might be exerting a reverse gravitational force and changing directions around...

                      1. re: Jacquilynne

                        Also note that these are the "buttery" tarts as opposed to the "lemony" ones. I love them!