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The Best New Bakeries in Toronto for 2016

The best new bakeries in Toronto teach us that good things come to those who wait. Tradition, patience, and most importantly, love are even more carefully measured than the flour and sugar in baked goods like Osaka roll cakes, cinnamon buns, cookies and more coming out of ovens all across Toronto.

Here are the best bakeries that opened in Toronto during 2016.


Rosen's Cinnamon Buns
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Rosen's Cinnamon Buns

Local food writer Amy Rosen got into the game of feeding people herself this year, focusing solely on the pinnacle of modern baking: the cinnamon bun. You might just swear off Cinnabon for life after tasting one of the flaky, moist, sweet rolls at her Little Italy bakery.

Simit & Chai
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Simit & Chai

This King West spot serves just what its name promises. This Turkish bakery specializes in simit, a type of street food bagel that’s rolled in molasses and seeds.


Sorelle and Co. (Saks Food Hall)
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Sorelle and Co. (Saks Food Hall)

With locations in Vaughan and the Saks Food Hall at Yonge and Queen, this gluten-free mecca uses preservative-free, non-GMO ingredients to make their equally non-allergenic and whimsical desserts.

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
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Cock-A-Doodle-Doo

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo in Bloorcourt is 100% gluten, dairy and soy free. The demand for their sourdough bread has gotten so high that you need to reserve a loaf.


CutiePie Cupcakes
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CutiePie Cupcakes

This cupcake operation in Chinatown gained attention for their Unicorn Latte but you can also regularly find cupcakes in such flavours as champagne, cotton candy, salty caramel and red velour here.


Love Me Sweet
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Love Me Sweet

Uncle Tetsu’s may have ruled the roost for a good long while, but North York bakery Love Me Sweet’s light, creamy Japanese cheesecakes are winning hearts now. Unlike Tetsu, you can get your cheesecake in flavours like coffee or chocolate.

OMG On the Park
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OMG On the Park

Nutella croissants and maple tarts are among the must-try items at this friendly cafe near Dufferin and Queen along with their vegan chocolate cupcakes and herb and garlic focaccia.


Charmaine Sweets
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Charmaine Sweets

Offering baking classes and goods using organic and locally sourced ingredients, this home baking joint in Leaside does it all. Freshly baked bread, gingerbread and shortbread are all out of this world here, along with sandwiches made to order.

Little Pebbles
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Little Pebbles

Just squeaking onto the list for good reason, Little Pebbles is a microscopic Japanese bakery in Kensington. Fluffy chiffon cakes, Osaka style roll cakes, dacquoise and macarons are the order of the day here, made with imported sugar and matcha.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Rosen's Cinnamon Buns

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