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The Best Slice of Cake in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 6, 2013

Cake Slice TorontoThe 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.

See also:

The Best Cupcakes in Toronto
The Best Custom (and Wedding) Cakes in Toronto
The Best Cheesecake in Toronto
7 places to take cake decorating classes in Toronto

Bakerbots

Bakerbots

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 »

Bobbette & Belle

Bobbette & Belle

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

La Bamboche

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

Phipps Bakery Cafe

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

Dufflet

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 »

Tango Palace Coffee Company

Tango Palace Coffee Company

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

Future Bakery

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 »

Carole's Cheesecake

Carole's Cheesecake

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 »

Ice 'n Cake

Ice 'n Cake

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 »

Discussion

20 Comments

jj larks / May 6, 2013 at 02:09 pm
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BUNNERS! it HAPPENS to be vegan and gluten-free... but it's darn delicious... and I'm not even vegan. Or gluten-free. (that's how good)
Marco / May 6, 2013 at 02:30 pm
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How is DT Bistro not here?
gg / May 6, 2013 at 03:39 pm
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Bakerbots is overrated and they have horrible customer service.
johnsonstarfish / May 6, 2013 at 03:51 pm
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I agree about Bakerbots customer service. My friends call them Bitchybots.
Natasha / May 6, 2013 at 06:55 pm
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Seems Toronto doesn't go east of Leslieville?

Gerhards in Scarborough. The best. Excellent german bakery, quaint, quiet and unpretentious. Friendly service. The cakes are GOOD - not the overly sweet sugar-rush cash you seem to like from Dufflets so much - but cakes with actual FLAVOUR beyond sugar.
jb / May 6, 2013 at 06:56 pm
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Dufflet??? PLEASE!
Amy / May 6, 2013 at 08:31 pm
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Did you know that ice n cakes doesn't actually make the Godiva temptation? They order it from another bakery.
Best slice I've ever had? / May 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm
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That would be your mother

Now THAT was some moist and delicious cake.
Mandrille / May 7, 2013 at 01:10 pm
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The best cake (and frosting) is, of course, made with real butter but few use it anymore. A) it is more expensive and B) many bakers are afraid to use it. Shame, because vegetable oil is a poor substitute and quite flavourless.
Sabrina replying to a comment from Natasha / May 7, 2013 at 02:33 pm
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Agreed! The pastries are also fantastic, and to move away from cake for a minute, so are the quiche!
Sabrina replying to a comment from Sabrina / May 7, 2013 at 02:34 pm
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This was in reply to Natasha re: Gerhards!
Meg / May 8, 2013 at 06:34 am
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Natasha, even leslieville's eastness is kind of a coup for BlogTO to acknowledge - baby steps, baby steps!
Hassan / May 8, 2013 at 07:44 am
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I'm surprised no one mentioned Futures on Bloor West and Brunswick! By far the best I've had and I've taken many people for years from across the GTA as well and they agreed!
km / May 8, 2013 at 08:39 am
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The BEST slice (to go) is at Stubbe Chocolate - Dupont & Christie- they rotate about 6 cakes/ day- euro goodness
Marco / May 18, 2013 at 06:32 pm
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Hassan, its mentioned at # 7 on the list you jackass!
natalia / July 31, 2013 at 12:56 am
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the best cakes and unique walnuts macaroons i had at Eva Christina Cakes on St Clair Ave w.How come you don't have this cake shop listed??They opened about a year ago but the rock...the taste of Europe on St Clair.
jimmy / January 5, 2014 at 09:20 pm
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How do they come up with this list?
Half these places offer cakes that are mass produced off assembly lines with more additives and preservatives than you can ever imagine. With an average shelf life of 2 weeks....

OMG.
Andtey / January 31, 2014 at 08:40 am
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Chocolada at Steels ave is the best in Canada
Chrissy / January 31, 2014 at 11:36 am
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Dufflet cakes are awful. They should not be on the list! Stop freezing your cakes and trying to pass them off as fresh! Total crap.
Moreen Murray / May 31, 2014 at 11:09 pm
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I recommend Wagamama at King and Tecumseh - it's not a bakery but a great little cafe where they do all their own baking including bread for sandwiches. The Earl Grey Mousse cake is to die for...lovely cakes and not overly sweet.

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