The Best French Bakeries in Toronto
The best French bakeries in Toronto showcase time-honoured techniques and high-quality ingredients to create some of the city's finest desserts and most crave-worthy carbs. Look no further when trying to locate fresh baguettes, flakey croissants and artful pastries.
Here are the best French bakeries in Toronto.
Cafe au lait served in a bowl and a splendid selection of buttery croissants, brioches, fruit tarts and claufoutis are what's in store at this bakery-cafe in Riverside. Expect to find lines snaking out the door at brunch-time on weekends. Bonjour Brioche also does catering and take out.
This bakery boasts locations in Rosedale and on King East where Toronto's most famous Alsatian chef crafts French pastries and breads along with prepared foods and an array of baguette sandwiches at lunchtime. It's hard to go wrong, whether you're ordering a flakey croissant or delectable macaron.
With addresses on The Danforth and in Leaside, this bakery doles out traditional French desserts and viennoiseries along with a complete menu of sumptuous French fare. Display cases here are artfully arranged with opera cakes and pear sabayon. Other standouts include the croissants aux amandes and fresh baguettes.
This bakery-cafe in the Financial District deals in family-inspired recipes from the South of France. Weekday business caters to office crowds with an ever-evolving menu of sandwiches and sweets, while brunch, served on Saturday, includes indulgent selections such as chouquettes, madeleines and financier.
Fans flock to this venerable Parisian-style bakery in Leaside for pistachio danishes, fruit tarts and an abundance of miniature desserts. The daily selection of baguettes and walnut loaves and an expanded weekend selection, including brioche buns, are a big draw in addition to its menu of prepared foods.
Japanese flavours and French techniques mingle on the menu at this patisserie on Avenue Road. The selection ranges from traditional treats like madeleines and pain au chocolate to inventive creations including green tea sesame rolls, domes of matcha mousse and macarons in flavours such as taro and black sesame.
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