The Best Cheesecake in Toronto
The best cheesecake in Toronto is always preceded by its reputation. Just as everyone seems to know this great little place off the beaten path in the city, everyone also seems to have a recommendation for where to get the very best slice of cheesecake. Most of the bakeries and restaurants that have made it on this list are no surprise to me, seeing as their names are always on my friends' lips when anyone mentions they could go for a coffee and a slice. These cheesecakes are always freshly prepared, are incredibly rich and moist, and usually have you salivating even before they're removed from the display counter.
Here's where to get the best cheesecake in Toronto.
No surprise here. Carole's Cheesecake makes mouthwatering cheesecakes in every variety imaginable including Dulce de Leche, Taffy Apple, Rocky Road, and my personal favourite, New York Cherry. Not many options if you're a crust fan, but the Yorkville and Castlefield cafes do offer the choice of mini cup cheesecakes or regular slices, as well as lower-sugar cheesecake options. More »
While its reputation (and name) is clearly all about the pie, Wanda's cheesecakes have their own dairy-loving following. While you might have to wait until the weekend for a decent selection of slices, you can order up a full cake anytime if you're pining for some Mango Chiffon or Cappucino. Slices are $5.35, and cheesecake minis are $3.25. More »
Phipps Bakery Cafe offers a great combination of Caramel cheesecake and people watching (if you can snag the little bistro table outside the shop on Eglinton). All of the cheesecakes are made with natural, fresh ingredients, and come in varieties such as Chocolate Fudge, Fruit, and Coffee. More »
Perhaps the opposite of Carole's, many of Dufflet's cheesecakes come with a rich and crumbly crust. I'm pretty sure angels died to make the Toffee Apple, though the Grand Marnier also hints at some divine intervention. Cheesecake slices are typically $4.95. More »
OMG Baked Goodness typically changes up its in-store cheesecake offering seasonally. Right now it's Ginger Lemon with a cookie crumb crust, available in a little individual-sized cake. Each mini cheesecake is $4.50. More »