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The Best Cheesecake in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / July 7, 2011

cheesecake torontoThe 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.

Carole's Cheesecake

Carole's Cheesecake

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 »

Wanda's Pie in the Sky

Wanda's Pie in the Sky

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

Phipps Bakery Cafe

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 »

Dufflet

Dufflet

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

OMG Baked Goodness

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 »

Leah's

Leah's

Most everything about Leah's is homey and classic, so fitting that its cheesecake seems to be the perfect comfort food. Baked on location at St. Clair and Wychwood, the Dulce de Leche cheesecake is a best seller, perhaps only overshadowed by Leah's famous biscotti. More »

Discussion

9 Comments

Brittney / July 10, 2011 at 08:32 pm
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You totally skipped Barberian's Steak House's cheese cake; the most incredible cheesecake I've ever had in my entire life. Ever.
BrianR / July 25, 2011 at 05:03 pm
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Bear with me here as this is a rather round about trip. Yes I was born a couple of blocks from Kensington. Yes I call Toronto my home. Yes I have searched out the locations for cheesecake in my hometown.

Ottawa is the best place to get cheesecake!! Just ask me. I am willing to make the trip just to get my fix. There is this place in the market that serves up the best deserts. I have been going there for years just to get this stuff.

A couple of years ago the Dufflet Company started imprinting the cake plates. This is when I found to my complete surprise that Oh So Good in Ottawa not only serves up the best cheesecake, it is the frozen stuff they ship in from Toronto. Dufflet cheesecake tastes better in Ottawa than on Queen Street.
sweetaddict / January 11, 2013 at 11:54 am
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had such high hopes going into Carole's one night and left completely disappointed. honestly, futures bakery has much better cakes than Caroles, and cheaper too!
Came from vancouver, im surprised to a place like Carole's on the "best cheesecake" list....maybe ppl arnt as picky as back home.
Maria / September 6, 2014 at 09:58 pm
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My personal favourite is La Rocca's cheesecake. Their vanilla cheesecake topped with strawberries and strawberry culis is my favourite guilty pleasure. Creamy and the crust is heavenly.
Anne / September 6, 2014 at 11:43 pm
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+1 for La Rocca's and another +1 for Future's
sem / September 7, 2014 at 08:31 am
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U totally missed cheese cake factory. I know we do not have it in toronto buuuuuutttt you can get it from a supplier. Hos place is called ''coveted cakes'' and he supplies cheese cake factory cheese cakes to restaurants all over toronto. So some of these places u mentioned might have his cakes.
Marty / September 7, 2014 at 08:44 am
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You guys totally forgot about LaRocca's Brownie caramel cheesecake. THATS THE BEST!
Arti Patel / September 7, 2014 at 11:57 am
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Toronto's best slice of cheese cake is 7 West's dulce de leche cheesecake
Wandering / September 7, 2014 at 02:58 pm
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Not sure about the other places, but I don't know what ll the fuss around "wanda" is about. Overpriced, overrated food, often times dry and tastes just sweet. I'm really sorry for those who consider this place so good, since that is a clearly that they have never known a real baked good. I'm sorry for you, folks.

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