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Phipps Bakery Cafe

Posted by Lisa Pasold / Posted on July 1, 2008

Phipps cake displaySome mornings, a person just needs a muffin. And Phipps Bakery happens to make the best cornmeal muffins I've ever found - plus, Phipps is a satisfying holdout against the coffee chains that line Eglinton en route to Yonge.

Phipps has scones, cakes and all manner of danish-like treats (there's also a great lunch buffet, if you're planning to eat between 11:30am and 3pm). For people who like to bake, there's a whole selection of cookie dough for sale in the open freezer near the cash. But for my money, no one can beat Phipps' cornmeal muffins for breakfast - I wish they sold those in freezer bags.

On Friday, I decided I'd finally tackle the pile of bills and mail that I'd been avoiding for three weeks; I knew I'd need cheering up, so I dragged all my envelopes down to Phipps. I lingered for a while at the counter, drooling (discretely) at the cakes, before finally ordering a giant cinnamon-raisin rugelach, along with my standard cornmeal muffin.

With my muffin, and my extra rugelach, I considered sitting on the sunny patio, but the traffic on Eglinton was getting me down, so I stayed inside and sorted through my mail...mostly bills, with a magazine I didn't know I subscribed to thrown in for good measure.

Phipps Bakery rugelachWhenever a bill made me grouchy, the cinnamon raisin rugelach restored my faith in humanity. Which is a lot to ask of a common pastry, especially when rugelach are often dry and depressing.

But this one...ahhh....sticky and chewy and flaky, all at once, as rugelach is meant to be. So fine that I nearly bought another on my way out.

Phipps Bakery on Eglinton



Caesar / April 12, 2010 at 11:46 am
The most amazing cornmeal muffins I have ever had. I go in there just to inhale, it always smells amazing inside.
Sarah / May 27, 2013 at 09:28 pm
Their butter tarts are to die for!

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