Thobors (Eglinton West)
Thobors' second Parisian-style bakery on Eglinton West offers plenty of seating for an afternoon filled with baked delicacies. Lucky for locals of Eglinton West, this menu features some of the freshest variety of handmade baked treats for miles.
If you're familiar with the original Thobors on Mt. Pleasant, you'll already know that everything here is made from scratch.
Bustling behind the scenes of the Parisian Boulangerie, Marc and Sylvie Thobor keep busy baking fresh bread and preparing delicious chocolates.
They work tirelessly to meet the demand for their acclaimed baguettes ($2.45), chocolates ($2) cakes ($9) and macarons ($2.60).
During a recent visit, the bakery is buzzing with mid-week crowds stopping by for conversation and mid-morning pick-me-ups.
I lock eyes with the coconut and banana croissant ($3.35), and then the apricot danish ($2.90). There's too much to choose from at Thobors. I can't decide.
In addition to an extensive French-focused menu, customers can treat themselves to one-of-a-kind Thobor's specialties like their homemade jams: an empire of artisanal-style jams ($5.25) that come in flavours like the raspberry lavender, peach rosemary and cherry vanilla honey.
Similar to its original location, Thobors serves up its signature lunch items like baguette sandwiches, French onion soup, salads and heartier meals like beef lasagna.
There are no vegan items here, but there is a gluten-free Moulleus, a dark chocolate cake that's $4.20 per hefty slice.
There's Italian-style coffee, a medium chocolate roast served in the form of espresso, Americanos, lattes and cappuccinos, to compliment the overwhelming selection of handmade baked goods.
I recommend trying a calming Sahara tea ($1.55), a relaxing coconut tea to match an Earl Grey macaron.
If you're looking for a place to study, however, you'll have to go somewhere else to get WiFi; there isn't any at Thobors...
Photos by Hector Vasquez.