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Your favourite and least favourite cinnamon buns

Just thought it would be nice to compile a list of best places to go for cinnamon buns.

I love the cinnamon buns @ Hey! On Roncy, although I hear they don't make baked goods anymore. They have more of a bread consistency, than a super cinnamon-y sticky bun.

I also love the cinnamon buns (although they're not cinnamon buns in the true sense....more of a cinnamon pastry) from Sud Forno.

Wasn't impressed with the Cinnamon buns from Mabel's bakery or Epi. Mabel's had way too much cinnamon and was sickeningly sweet.

Just wondering what other people's favourites are.

P.S. Fika in Kensington makes cinnamon buns that I'm dying to try!

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  1. Cobb's is one of my faves - I like that it doesn't have raisins :)

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    1. re: FresserGuy

      I haven't tried Cobbs. Is it more of a sticky bun or does it have a bread-like consistency?

    2. Sticky bun style at wagamama is insane.

      I forget if you've tried the CB at The Saint but they used to be fantastic.

      About 8 months ago I tried the cinnamon bun at Second Cup and was surprised how good it was. I remember it being less sticky bun and more bready.

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      1. re: justsayn

        I tried to try the wagamama cinnamon bun, but they didn't have any the day I was there.

        And the Saint is still on my list. I'm actually going to make a point of getting there within the next few weeks.

      2. Surprisingly the cinnamon bun at Tori's Bakeshop is excellent. I say surprisingly because Tori's is vegan. But, in my opinion, they have some pretty yummy baked goods there. I liked the combo of fresh, soft bun, crisp, chewy caramelized bits, and the frosting.

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        1. re: Full tummy

          Mmmmm....i might have to try Tori's CB :)

          Through Being Cool is also supposed to make a good cinnamon bun. I mention it, because it's a vegan bake shop as well.

        2. The Saint serves a good version at brunch, which is more of a sticky bun.

          1. My favourite of all time in Toronto was from Cake Master on Cumberland. Unfortunately they closed several years ago after decades in business. If I ever find cinnamon buns like theirs again (more like danishes there, really) I will be a happy magic.

            I know I will get killed for this but my fave is Cinnabon classic roll. Passing through Eglinton subway station is killer. Anyone who has will know what I'm talking about. The smell of cinnamon buns there is narcotic.

            Harbord Bakery does a lovely one, as does Bagel World (but that's more of a Buffalo/Babka).

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            1. re: magic

              I picked up a couple from Harbord last week. They come in pairs. They were very good.

              1. re: acd123

                I've had the sticky buns from Harbord Bakery. They are really delicious!!

              2. re: magic

                Magic, I have to agree...cinnabon cinnamon buns are the best!!

                  1. re: kwass

                    Me too! Hard to just walk by a Cinnabon.

                  2. re: magic

                    For all those who love Cinnabon, they have some pretty good deals on their facebook right now. In order to see the coupons, just 'like' their page and you'll get the following 3

                    - 50% Off a 15 ct Minibon Roll Cinnapack (Savings of $8.25)
                    - 50% Off a 6 ct Classic Roll Cinnapack (Savings of $7.75)
                    - Buy 1 Get 1 Classic Centre of the Roll (Savings of $3.39)

                      1. re: kwass

                        I'm not the enabler of the donuts or awesome downtown baked goods but GTA outskirts items, I got those!