Laduree Toronto

Laduree Toronto

Laduree, a French cafe established in 1862, is known for their macarons. In fact, their Paris tea room is where they were invented by Pierre Desfontaines - second cousin to Ernet Louis Laduree, who opened the original bakery.

Laduree Toronto

The bakery cafe is something out of a little girl’s fantasy, a doll house come to life decked out in shades of teal, pink, white and pistachio. A glitzy wall behind a case of macarons and chocolates displays Laduree’s opulent packaging and other products.

Laduree Toronto

Macarons, if you’re not familiar, are two shells made from almond, egg and sugar adjoined by ganache filling in the middle.

Laduree Toronto

Laduree’s crazily airy, light, barely chewable cookies retail at a flat rate of $3.30 a piece, a little extra boxed up due to the luxurious trappings.

laduree yorkdaleA tower is capable of holding 54 of the beauties. They come in basic but beautiful flavours like maple, lemon, coffee, pistachio and chocolate, each bursting with that individual flavour’s essence.

Laduree TorontoRose and a rare but explosive combination of lime and vanilla are more off the beaten path, but be aware, some flavours are seasonal.

Laduree Toronto

Gourmet chocolates are also retailed behind the counter, sets going for about $20 to $40.

Laduree Toronto

The Club Saumon (ringing in at grandiose $19) is part of a wide savoury range of menu items available at the Toronto location. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, free range hard boiled egg elegantly accompany smoked salmon.

Laduree Toronto

It pairs excellently with one of their simple soups, a ginger carrot ($10), the other options on offer during my visiting being squash veloute and pea. More tea time snacks include croques monsieur, Emmental, salads and finger sandwiches.

Laduree Toronto

The sandwich is fine, but it’s the French toast ($18) that’s to die for here.

Laduree TorontoMade with brioche from France, the warm, perfectly caramelized bread sinks in like a sponge with the touch of a fork.

Laduree TorontoThe Rose Raspberry French Toast is served with a tart, sweet, flavourful raspberry coulis and a rich and decadent but airy and perfectly complementing rose Chantilly cream.

Laduree Toronto

Your personal Laduree tea party wouldn’t be complete without a cup of tea or some other hot beverage served in the most precious fashion possible.

Laduree Toronto

Their hot chocolate is also to die, basically just the richest melted drinking chocolate.

Laduree TorontoEspresso also makes a fine accompaniment to your cafe session, or a great boost at the end of indulgent snacking.

Laduree Toronto

The high-ceilinged space abounds with marble, geometric tile and gold lattice details, a crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling.

Laduree Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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