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Patisserie St. Honore

Posted by Staff / Posted on June 18, 2011

Patisserie St. Honore TorontoPatisserie St. Honore is a French bakery and restaurant on the Kingsway.



Mark Donaldson / January 27, 2012 at 02:24 pm
Locals refer to this bakery simply as Jean-Jacque's, after the irascible Frenchman who owns it. Sure, there are hand-written 'rules' everywhere and he annually closes shop for extended returns to France, but; from his subterranean ovens come some of the best baguettes and croissants in the GTA. This is the real deal - there are some wonderful fruit tarts as well. There are a handful of small, cozy tables where you can eat and watch Jean-Jacques harangue his customers. He only takes cash and will 'sell' you something extra instead of giving you change. Expect the worst and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Leo Smith III / April 3, 2013 at 11:06 am
GO NOW before it closes this summer.

If you buy only one thing, buy a danish, with custard and fresh fruit. It will make you weep, when you realise that in a few months this place will be gone.
Cate M / June 12, 2013 at 10:55 am
We used to live in that area and, since we moved, we've gone back quite a few times to buy Jean-Jacques excellent croissants and other dainties. I'm desolate to say that my daughter and I made the trip out to Etobicoke yesterday, only to find that it is now closed. We will miss it, since we have yet to find another patisserie that even comes close. Good luck to you, Jean-Jacques, wherever you may go!
Louise / June 16, 2013 at 06:51 pm
I, too, went back to see Jean-Jacques and what a shock to find the place all closed up. Did he relocate? I miss the croissants. They were the best in the city. The eggplant parmesan was wonderful. If anyone knows what happened to him, can you please post and let us know?
Ron / July 24, 2013 at 10:28 am
We went back last week and were sadly surprised. This is the best French Pastry shop I found in GTA after many years of searching. I have been a big fan of Patisserie Dumas in NYC, and was in search of similar products and finally found this gem, but now they're closed. Please let me know if Jacque, the eccentric owner, has relocated or opened up a new place. Thanks.
John / April 5, 2015 at 08:28 am
I was looking for some St. Honore Cake for my wife's party. I found a few over the top French bakeries. I decided to go on and I was right. The cake wasn't too sweet like it usually is, it wasn't too caramelized or sticky, just right. Guy is also a very funny person and delivered the cake himself. If you live in Vaughan or Toronto, I highly recommend him!
Roger / May 21, 2015 at 06:03 pm
Jean-Jacques apparently relocated to London, Ontario where he thought that the university folk would pay more for his heavenly baking. I tried to trace him last year because it would be worth the drive to have a few of his almond croissants.
If anyone finds him, let us know.

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