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The Best Baked Treats in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 1, 2014

Baked Treats TorontoThe best baked treats in Toronto have risen out of bakeries, cafes and patisseries that boast pedigrees in Italian, French and even humble home-style baking traditions. Whether it's cookies or more delicate macarons, buttery puff pastries or tarts, these baked treats are sure to start a party on your taste buds, even if there's no reason to celebrate.

Here are the best baked treats in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Cookies in Toronto
The Best Cupcakes in Toronto
The Best Macarons in Toronto
The Best Donuts in Toronto
The Best Muffins in Toronto

SanRemo Bakery

SanRemo Bakery

The selection of traditional Italian baked goods at this bakery on Royal York includes sfogli cannoli, amaretti and seasonal cakes. Not to be missed are the zeppole, Italian donuts offered in whimsical flavours. More »

Bakerbots

Bakerbots

This Bloorcourt bakeshop does decorative custom cakes and sweet table essentials to order, but it's also become locally famous for ice cream sandwiches. The neighbourhood bakery does a brisk business in scoops of burnt toffee ice cream nestled between ginger molasses cookies. More »

Forno Cultura

Forno Cultura

Located on King West, this bakery is devoted to rustic Italian recipes, like their crunchy, nutty biscotti, and assorted pasticcini including beautiful weekend specials like ‪croqune bouche, eclair and pesca frolla. More »

Sud Forno

Sud Forno

The Terroni offshoot on West Queen West takes pride in upholding traditions of Italian pastry making. The selection of daily made sweets includes Sicilian cannoli rolled in crushed pistachio and finished with candied orange rind and puff pastries like conchiglie shells filled with Nutella or crema. More »

Bonjour Brioche

Bonjour Brioche

The scent of fresh baked goods wafting from this bakery cafe on Queen East is irresistible - and easily justifies the long lines on weekends. The niche here is classic French confections like delectable fruit flans and tarts, apple tart tatin and opera cakes. More »

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

Specializing in home-baked goodness, this East Chinatown bakeshop will satisfy nostalgic cravings. Mainstays at this sweet shop include a freshly baked assortment of buttery cookies, chocolate brownies and deliciously sweet butter tarts. More »

Clafouti

Clafouti

This French bakery across from Trinity Bellwoods will have you salivating over the display case, where you'll find buttery croissants, pain au chocolate and delectable fresh fruit and custard filled tarts. More »

Lamanna's Bakery

Lamanna's Bakery

In Scarborough, this Italian bakery cafe is a taste of la dolce vita. Order up an espresso and sample from an assortment of sfogliatelle, cannoli and mille foglie. More »

Bunner's Bakeshop

Bunner's Bakeshop

Now with two retail outlets, this bakery hits the sweet spot between being vegan, gluten-free, and supremely delicious. While selection varies at each location, the line-up features cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon buns, and creamies. More »

Nadege Patisserie

Nadege Patisserie

Francophiles flock to two locations of this sleek boutique pastry kitchen to indulge. The stark white shops house buttery flaky French viennoiserie, luxurious petit fours and delicate airy macarons in a rainbow of vibrant flavours. More »

Bobbette & Belle

Bobbette & Belle

This sweet little Leslieville cake shop is a top choice for custom orders. The showroom also serves as a cafe, with a well stocked display of perfectly piped cupcakes, delicate macarons and seasonal sweets, cookies and other confections. More »

The Rolling Pin

The Rolling Pin

Set in a '50s-themed diner at Yonge and Lawrence, this bakeshop was a recent winner on Donut Showdown. The proof is in the pudding (or, er, gourmet donuts) in flavours like the maple bacon, with extra pipette of maple syrup. Also noteworthy are the excellent pies, macarons and cupcakes. More »

Discussion

12 Comments

Pastry Queen / September 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
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Forno Cultura #1!! Every food item is baked to perfection - especially their zeppole and tiramisu. Well done, Andrea Mastrandrea.
jeffy / September 1, 2014 at 11:44 am
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San Remo is just ok. Much of their baked goods are flavorless and far from adventuress and they do not bake everything fresh daily.
Amber / September 1, 2014 at 02:35 pm
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Cakestar and Tatsu's on Lake Shore blvd. W are to die for. They both have such delicious items.
Barb C / September 1, 2014 at 02:37 pm
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I would add The Danish Pastry Shop on Pape at Cosburn. Family owned and run, neighbourhood feel, welcoming and delicious. In my opinion, the best butter tarts in the GTA.http://buttertartbliss.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/the-best-so-far-butter-tart-in-the-gta/
Amber / September 1, 2014 at 02:39 pm
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forgot to add the links!

http://www.cakestar.ca/

http://tatsusbread.com/

Emcee / September 1, 2014 at 02:43 pm
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Why is http://www.torisbakeshop.ca/products.html not on this list? I buy their vegan baked goods all the time and everyone is amazed!
Donatella / September 1, 2014 at 04:45 pm
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Thanks for putting Lamanna's on the list! Did not know about this but now it is an obvious place to go to, for grabbing a treat before/after a nice hike in the Rouge Valley. The trail head is so close by! Wahoo!

Comment on The Danish Pastry Shop: they have amazing custard-filled buns (I think they might be called Vanilla Buns). Also, they have things that are kind of like eclairs but are round and have custard in the middle and a dollop of chocolate on top. So, so, so, so, good! If I lived near Pape, I would be very fat!
r2d2 / September 1, 2014 at 05:34 pm
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When will the best chocolate cake post come up? Looking for a true cake, none of the flourless, fudge or decadent high brow stuff, but a honest to goodness cake where you can see the texture of the cake.
For reference, Vancouver Ferries used to have the best chocolate cake...how I miss thee. Future Bakery is not bad, but can be a bit dry sometimes. Any recommendations?
kn is half-baked / September 1, 2014 at 09:13 pm
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Olivia hates kn
Dre replying to a comment from kn is half-baked / September 2, 2014 at 12:27 am
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Don't bring Olivia into this! Its a holiday long weekend, spare the photo ops for day. Even if its just for one day.
Ray / September 2, 2014 at 01:34 pm
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Wanda's Pie In The Sky is pretty darn amazing. I go there when I want to treat myself or if I need a pie to bring somewhere. My mouth is watering as I type this.
hair salons toronto / September 13, 2014 at 08:32 am
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Definitely love Nadege! But also Daniel & Daniel which is not on the list it is good! Also there is a good bakery on Parliament and Wellesley called Absolute Bakery & Cafè Inc that has good stuff as well.

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