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7th Sister Bakery

Posted by Staff / Posted on December 27, 2010

7th Sister BakeryThe 7th Sister Bakery, a sugar oasis, has emerged amongst the asphalt labyrinth of Roncesvalles, marked with a yellow striped awning. Since it's recent opening on Labour Day weekend, the bakery has packed its small but mighty store with an abundance of delectable bake sale style treats.

7th Sister BakeryOwner Elisabeth Lang, a long-time resident of the Roncesvalles/High Park neighbourhood, spent the last seven years as an employee of Chapters/Indigo - engaging her passion for baked goods by selling them at the local video store, The Film Buff, and at various bake sales.

7th Sister BakeryI walked in with my colleagues - who I had successfully convinced to take a post-lunch break to come indulge (a hard sell) - and stepped into this small bakery filled (almost literally) floor to ceiling with baked goods. Best known for her Nova Scotia Oatcakes ($1.50) - delicious bars of oats, bran, and cinnamon - 7th Sister Bakery offers some unusual treats including Bacon and Gruyere Muffins ($1.70) and Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing ($2.75). They also sell a variety of lunch options, including Montreal-style bagels (complete with St. Urbain Bagel Cream Cheese) and a selection of delectable looking sandwiches.

As we sit down to sample our sweet treats, a flurry of what seems like regular customers are coming through the doors, chatting with Elisabeth, and getting "the usual".

7th Sister BakeryWe endeavor to try three of her staples. The Nova Scotia Oatcake, the Triple Chocolate Pecan Brownie ($1.75), and the Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Peanut Butter ($1.70) After a few bites, we quickly realize that what we have is the dessert equivalent of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

7th Sister BakeryThe Oatcake, dense, and packed with cinnamon accompanies a morning coffee; the Banana Muffin, moist, fluffy, and perfectly filled with chocolate and peanut butter is the 3 pm snack; finally, the dense, luxurious Triple Chocolate Pecan Brownie is a post-dinner indulgence - chewy and rich.

7th Sister BakeryOne of the most fascinating parts of the whole bakery is that Elisabeth bakes everything - with the exception of the danishes and bagels, which are supplied by the previous owner - in a modest countertop convection oven.

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Discussion

17 Comments

emart / December 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm
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This place is great! The first time I went in the owner let me take home some bagels on an IOU since I'd forgotten my wallet at home. When I went back a few days later, I had to buy some more because we'd already eaten the others all up.

Great addition to the neighbourhood!
Kate J / December 30, 2010 at 06:11 pm
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Can't wait to read more of your reviews! They make me hungry (and a little bit sad to live outside of the GTA).
Alison / March 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm
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Try the veggie sandwich and the buttertarts, (raisins invited)!
Delicious!!
Pat / July 12, 2011 at 03:30 pm
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Can't believe this is the first I've heard of her! I can't wait to try the goods.
Annika / August 28, 2011 at 09:48 am
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Liz didn't an incredible job of catering sweet treats for my recent party. EVERYBODY raved about them!! Thank you, Liz!
Megan / September 16, 2011 at 11:43 am
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Dropped in while househunting and was served not only a delicious deli-turkey sandwich with avacados (good call on not toasting the bread, too --soft and fresh!) but some advice on available apartments nearby! Friendly, tasty, homey. Hopefully it will be one of our neighbours, soon!
Hanna / October 15, 2011 at 06:46 pm
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baked goods so DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hanna / December 14, 2011 at 06:33 pm
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Hello? this place is so good why is nobody commenting it????
Hanna / December 14, 2011 at 06:35 pm
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except for like 7 people
Anne Marie / January 5, 2012 at 08:45 pm
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Had the fruit crumble today. YUM...and a bargain too! I will go back for that dessert again. Thank-you Sister 7!
madzilla / January 24, 2012 at 05:10 pm
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I love the 7th sister bakery everyone should go there and try there fantastic bagels and treats! once again i love the 7th sister bakery!!!!!! anyone you says otherwise is crazy!
hello! / January 24, 2012 at 05:13 pm
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i love the bagels! i love the treats! i love the 7th sister bakery! good job 7th sister!
Brooke / February 1, 2012 at 03:53 pm
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I adore the owner; and the veggie sandwich!
Stan / February 23, 2012 at 09:01 pm
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I really like this place. My favorite is chocolate cupcake with marscapone icing. Bagels are the only thing I really don't love.
Murray / June 29, 2012 at 05:24 pm
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I've been a regular since "Day 1". Great stuff, great staff-and she makes up really nice "care packages" for my out-of -town trips. Newfoundland tomorrow, with a carry-on shoulder bag full of the good stuff. Not trusting that stuff to the baggage handlers!
for serial / November 18, 2012 at 07:26 pm
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I swear to god they have the best butter tarts in the world. And I know butter tarts.
Julie / December 15, 2012 at 04:24 pm
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a great place to stop for a home cooked feel. Julie

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