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The Best New Bakeries in Toronto for 2016

The best new bakeries in Toronto teach us that good things come to those who wait. Tradition, patience, and most importantly, love are even more carefully measured than the flour and sugar in baked goods like Osaka roll cakes, cinnamon buns, cookies and more coming out of ovens all across Toronto.

Here are the best bakeries that opened in Toronto during 2016.

Simit & Chai

Simit & Chai

This King West spot serves just what its name promises. This Turkish bakery specializes in simit, a type of street food bagel that’s rolled in molasses and seeds.



Cock-A-Doodle-Doo in Bloorcourt is 100% gluten, dairy and soy free. The demand for their sourdough bread has gotten so high that you need to reserve a loaf.

Charmaine Sweets

Charmaine Sweets

Offering baking classes and goods using organic and locally sourced ingredients, this home baking joint in Leaside does it all. Freshly baked bread, gingerbread and shortbread are all out of this world here, along with sandwiches made to order.

Little Pebbles

Little Pebbles

Just squeaking onto the list for good reason, Little Pebbles is a microscopic Japanese bakery in Kensington. Fluffy chiffon cakes, Osaka style roll cakes, dacquoise and macarons are the order of the day here, made with imported sugar and matcha.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Rosen's Cinnamon Buns

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