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The Best Cheesecake in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 8, 2015

cheesecake torontoThe best cheesecake in Toronto can be had at bakeries and cafes where the indulgent dairy-lovers treat is put on a pedestal (or at least displayed prominently in the pastry case). These cakes are rich and moist, some served perfectly plain while others are made even more decadent with the addition of fruit, chocolate or candy pieces.

Here are the best cheesecakes in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Slice of Cake in Toronto
The Best Cupcakes in Toronto

Wanda's Pie in the Sky

Wanda's Pie in the Sky

Wanda's may have earned her reputation for pies, but her cheesecakes are equally delicious. Rich, creamy cheesecakes come in flavours like cappuccino, cherry chocolate, chocolate peanut butter mousse, chocolate truffle and seasonal varieties. Slices are $5.35 while whole cakes are available for order. More »

Carole's Cheesecake

Carole's Cheesecake

This cheesecake specialist offers a multitude of regular and seasonal cheesecakes on continuous rotation. The selection of thick slices hover around $7 and are available in classics like New York cherry cheesecake, as well as low sugar chocolate marble, and, over the top indulgences like caramel brownie and rocky road. More »

Dufflet

Dufflet

Rich cheesecakes boast crumbling crusts at in flavours like blueberry lemon, caramel pecan fudge, chocolate grand marnier, hot chocolate, sour cherry, toffee apple, and New York style au natural or raspberry. More »

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

The bakeshop on Gerrard offers wee little New York cheesecakes ($4-$10) dripping with cherries and made with a gluten-free ground almond crust. Custom order larger cakes with 48 hours notice. More »

Uncle Tetsu

Uncle Tetsu

Japanese cheesecakes ($8.88) have arrived in Toronto and are attracting long lines at its single Bay and Dundas location. Light fluffy cheesecakes here need by rely on any bells and whistles, these plain cheesecakes are made with top quality ingredients and are just lightly browned. More »

Mabel's Bakery

Mabel's Bakery

Two locations offer delectable dense, rich and tangy cheesecakes available in flavours like vanilla bean, chocolate, cherry, peanut butter, pumpkin and more. More »

Phipps Bakery Cafe

Phipps Bakery Cafe

This cozy bakery cafe on Eglinton West offers perfect plain cheesecakes and decadent versions with caramel, chocolate fudge, apple, or rocky road. More »

Wagamama

Wagamama

The patisserie and cafe on King West serves up delicious, creamy cheesecakes in strawberry or chocolate flavours. Order by the slice ($5.25) or entire cakes starting at $21. More »

Bakery Nakamura

Bakery Nakamura

The souffle cheesecake at this Japanese bakery in Markham starts with a base of white sponge cake layered with lemony homemade cheese and decorated with fresh fruits. Order by the slice ($4.25-$4.80) or the whole cake ($25-$54). More »

Discussion

16 Comments

Every BlogTO commenter / April 8, 2015 at 01:31 pm
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"Why wasn't my favourite place on this list?!"
MrP / April 8, 2015 at 01:37 pm
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Why would I pay $6 for a slice of cheesecake when i can make a whole one at home and save money?
Dip$hit / April 8, 2015 at 01:38 pm
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Bakery Nakamura in Marham,I thought this was BlogTO not BlogMiddleOfNowhere!
SKozlow / April 8, 2015 at 02:47 pm
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Number two on the list is Carole's Cheesecake. After three visits to this place with horrible customer service, I would never suggest this cafe to anyone. Even though the cheesecakes themselves taste fine, they are not worth the awkward and uncomfortable feelings you get from dining in. The main server who is there each time I went (an LGBT spanish man?) is so rude and inattentive. If you only order cheesecake without any speciality drinks or a meal beforehand prepare to not be talked to again until you go up to pay.

Top suggestion if you want cheesecake from here: get it to go.
TokyoTuds / April 8, 2015 at 04:11 pm
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True, Bakery Nakamura is technically in Markham, but it is on the north side of Steele's Avenue whereas the south side is Toronto. My wife and I go up there every other month for Japanese pantry items, and frozen fish in special Japanese cuts and marinades. Actually haven't tried the bakery.
TokyoTuds / April 8, 2015 at 04:12 pm
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It is interesting to see 3 of 9 are Japanese too .... Wagamama is near my office and I can attest to the amazing cheesecake.
The Chekan replying to a comment from SKozlow / April 8, 2015 at 08:33 pm
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If you want to eat cheesecake in the manner mentioned by you, don't eat at a cheesecake restaurant; buy cheesecake from a store, take it home, and eat it.
Joe / April 8, 2015 at 08:49 pm
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Although its just outside TO Villa Sorrento on Lakeshore rd east in Mississauga makes an incredible B-52 cheesecake. By far the best I've ever had!!! Highly recommend!
Daniel the Hopeful / April 8, 2015 at 10:14 pm
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I never liked cheesecakes. They're so heavy and dense. One bite of it makes me gag. And then I found out there are asian style cheese cakes. Too bad 90% of the list here is the western style ones. I'd like to see a compliation of asian style cheesecakes later on?

I usually get ones at T&T supermarket. They're really good for $6.99. Their "American" cheesecake in the display case is really good too, but it's still light compared to actual american cheesecake. And then I tried Uncle Tetsu, that cake was like marshmellow. Soft and fluffy, but I liked it even more after it was in the fridge. The flavour is a lot stronger.

I'ved tried Bakery Nakamura too. All their cakes acutally. They've been there for 10+ years and they're all delicious. Cheesecake is good, but I'd still choose Uncle Tetsu. There's an unique small one person bakery/cakeshop up on 16th Avenue and Leslie. This guy makes the most interesting cakes like Tofu cheesecake. He's constantly making new creations all the time.

So hey admin, maybe, hopefully there will be an asian style cheesecake list so I can visit and try out more places?
slammy / April 9, 2015 at 12:19 am
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Karelia Kitchen has the best goddamn cheesecake in the city, hands down.
TObruiser replying to a comment from slammy / April 9, 2015 at 12:55 am
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Yes! Karelia Kitchen is amazing!
Asian Sheep / April 9, 2015 at 06:37 am
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Uncle Tetsu! The lineups don't lie.
lgbt spanish man? / April 9, 2015 at 06:52 am
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Is he lesbian gay bi or transgendered? Or is that code for you being offended by a homo? Trying to be pc while slamming someone is the worst best example of passive aggressivness i have ever seen
Tony / April 9, 2015 at 09:35 am
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Frangipane (Dupont & Spadina) makes an INCREDIBLE salted caramel cheesecake that will blow your lid off!
MichaelaM / April 9, 2015 at 11:33 pm
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Japanese cheesecake should be in it's own category considering it took up 3 spots. Personally I don't like the texture at all, doesn't taste as all similar to real cheesecake. I was hoping to get more insight on more places to go for traditional cheesecake.
kbella / April 12, 2015 at 11:17 am
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Has anyone noticed that some of the reviews linked to the this list as in the case of Wanda's Pie in the Sky date date back to 2009! before Blogto publishes a best of list some recent reviews are needed. This is just lazy.

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