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The Best New Bakeries in Toronto for 2020

The best new bakeries in Toronto got us through the misery that was 2020 with butter — lots of butter. Fancy croissants came back in a big way, while businesses specializing in delicious baked goods from Portugal, Argentina, Turkey, and Brazil gave us a taste of abroad during lockdown. 

Here are the best new bakeries in Toronto.


Le Beau Croissanterie
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Le Beau Croissanterie

Immaculate viennoiseries abound at this new arrival in Regent Park. The interior of this Dundas East bakery is almost as beautiful as its carefully crafted croissants, some stuffed, made from organic flour.

Bonne Nouvelle
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Bonne Nouvelle

French desserts come together with Korean ingredients at this Little Italy bake shop. Couple Soonyoung Choe and Kihoon Kwan have transformed Toronto's dustiest Burro Burrito into a pretty destination for deux cheesecakes and tromp l'oeil desserts.


Gaucho Pie Co.
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Gaucho Pie Co.

Traditional Argentenian empanadas get a Toronto twist at this family-run spot on Westmoreland Ave. There are over 20 flavours of stuffings to choose from, including spicy pork with kimchi and jerk chicken.

Bom Dia
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Bom Dia

It's always a good morning thanks to this Parkdale bakery, especially with their pasteis de nata and Bola de Berlim. Crispy, fluffy doughnuts are the real backbone of this Portuguese establishment, with drool-worthy options like custard and Nutella fillings. 


Nord Lyon
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Nord Lyon

The sheer number of French pastries, bread and chocolate options is overwhelming at this Queen West patisserie. With over 200 types of products to choose from, you'll undoubtedly leave with your macaron and eclair cravings satisfied many times over.


Padaria
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Padaria

Brigadeiro cakes are the decadent treat you didn't know you needed. Get them at this Brazilian-style bakery at Yonge and Eg, which keeps its pantry stocked with imported Brazilian goods along with pudim, bombas and house-made paozinho. 

SJCB x Robinson Bread
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SJCB x Robinson Bread

Collabing with a Parkdale outpost of Sam James Coffee is this bakery from Patti Robinson, wholesaler to Toronto staples like Burdock. Peep the production process through the bakery windows and watch Robinson's famous sourdough rise.


Castle & Coal
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Castle & Coal

Junelle Colbert, former pastry chef at Scaramouche and several global Michelin-starred restaurants, has opened up a new bakery. She's making delectable desserts like Pecan Financier, sticky toffee puddings and kouign-amann.

Pasaj
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Pasaj

The folks behind Simit & Chai have a new concept in Leslieville focusing on baked goods and brunch. Like their popular King West location, their delicious Turkish street-style bagels remain on the menu.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Bom Dia.


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