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May 30, 2003 12:33 PM

Dessert in Yonge/Bloor area

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I'll be staying in a hotel near the intersection of Yonge/Bloor next month, and am looking for places to get good desserts. I will be car-less, so walking distance or easy public transportation access, please. I've written down Greg's Ice Cream as one place to visit. I'd love other suggestions; I especially love chocolate dishes. Thanks!

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  1. Just up Yonge Street (about 3 minutes) on the West side, there is a street called Yorkville (on the corner of Yorkville and Yonge is a store called the Cookbook Store), go west on Yorkville about 3 stores and you will find Wanda's Pie in the Sky. Homemade pies, squares and cookies. They also have a limited soup and sandwich menu. Wanda published her first cook book earlier this year.

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    1. re: MorseCat

      Just wanted to say ditto to Wanda's Pie in the Sky. Very close to Yonge/Bloor, fabulous desserts, casual environment, and friendly service. It's a tiny spot, so seating is limited, but if it's full you could always get dessert to go. Strongly recommended.

    2. You can also check out Holt Renfrew Gourmet (50 Bloor St. W) at the bottom/concourse level of their flagship store. They carry a good selection of desserts and treats from some of Toronto's finest patisseries and bakeries. It's a good place for a mid-afternoon coffee--casual (for Holt's), cafeteria-style line-up with limited seating.

      1. If you are in the mood for an excellent breakfast Danish, Cakemaster on Cumberland makes them fresh every morning. If you go at about 9 A.M. they are still warm. The poppy seed is especially good, but they also have cheese, apple and cherry. They are very buttery so you have to like that.

        1. 7 west is a 24-hour cafe on Charles St: One block south of Bloor, 7 doors West of Yonge (hence the name). Attracts a young & hip crowd, but a has relaxing ambience. Along with coffee, sandwiches and bar, they carry an excellent selection of cakes and pies of good quality - not a dessert destination per se, but since you're in the neighborhood.... the people watching is good and the Chocolate Banana Cake (alternating layers) is yummy.

          1. Patachou is a great pastry shop at 1095 Yonge Street. It may be a little further that you want. 3/4 of a mile north of Yonge and Bloor, it's on the NE corner of Price and Yonge, halfway between the Summerhill and Rosedale subway stations. It's a nice place to stop for a coffee and some great french pastries.