The Best Slice of Cake in Toronto
The best slice of cake in Toronto is reason enough to celebrate whether sweetening an afternoon solo or adding a little icing to the end of a date. There are plenty of bakeries, cafes and patisseries all across the city that offer whole cakes to take home but where can you go when all you want is a single slice of cake to eat on the spot?
Here's a list of best places to get a slice of cake in Toronto.
Tucked into a side street off Bloor (west of Ossington), this tiny shop with very limited seating serves up small ($4) and regular ($5) sized slices of chocolate frosted banana cake and carrot cake on the weekends. During the week there is typically one option available on a rotating basis. More »
This Leslieville retail location specializes in artisanal pastries and makes for a lovely backdrop to sit back and lose a couple hours over coffee and confections. Regularly, there are three beautiful cakes on offer by the slice ($4.50) like chocolate hazelnut ganache, carrot cake and a coconut cake filled with pineapple buttercream. More »
La Bamboche on Avenue Road offers Japanese-inspired French desserts in inventive seasonal flavours. In addition to all sorts of individual sized pastries, there are also eight cakes offered by the slice in artful varieties including a gluten free chocolate cake or lemon basil white chocolate mousse cake for $5.25-$6.50 a serving. More »
Phipps Bakery Cafe is known for homestyle baking made with love. The Eglinton West cafe offers one or two daily selections available in thick wedges like their top selling, double layered Mom's Chocolate Cake. Prices range from $4 to $5 apiece. More »
Dufflet’s three retail cafes typically offer six or seven varieties available by the slice for $4.95 apiece. On Wednesdays, happy hour runs from 2-6pm and offers a two-for-one special at all locations. While my personal favourite is the chocolate frosted banana cake, I’ve heard high praise for both the carrot cake and pink velvet recipes. More »
This Queen East cafe has been a Leslieville institution for twenty years. It offers three or four types of cake daily, and while the flavours switch up weekly, the ever popular carrot cake studded with raisins, coconut and pineapple is a staple. Slices go for $6.95 apiece. More »
Future Bakery in the Annex does 40 different cakes but only 24 fit in the fridge at a time. Sold for $6 a slice, there's lots to choose from but the cheesecakes topped with fruit or crushed candies are easy favourites. There is also plenty of seating in the cafeteria style cafe and it’s open late (until at least 1am) for when a late-night craving strikes. More »
This Yorkville cafe stocks 20 or so cakes (15 of which are cheesecake varieties) that are available by the slice each day. Prices hover around $7 a slice for delectable slabs of dulce de leche or caramel brownie covered cheesecakes. To get slices direct from the source the factory outlet on Castlefield Avenue has a cafe too. More »
This dedicated desserterie at Shops at Don Mills offers a variable roster of cakes ($8) and cheesecakes ($7) by the slice, with a minimum of 10-15 varieties available at all times. The Godiva Temptation featuring alternating layers of chocolate and hazelnut cake wrapped in dark chocolate is the ultimate chocoholic indulgence. More »