The best French bakeries in Toronto have the power to transport with a single bite. Technique, flavour, tradition, and style: all come together in the magical world of pastry, the ultimate proof of any baker’s prowess.
Here are the best French bakeries in Toronto.
Queen East and Degrassi boasts this straight-up French spot that turns out the most aromatic, airiest croissants, the glossiest apple tarts, flaky lemon twists and of course, brilliant brioche.
11 - Ma Maison
This Etobicoke patisserie feels plucked right out of France and has precious little cakes, croissants, and occasionally rarer finds like Galette des Rois.
9 - Rahier
This Leaside bakery does artful macarons, croissants and tarts and always has lots of fun seasonal offerings (can you say pumpkin spice macaron?)
5 - Nadege Patisserie
Specializing in French macarons, this patisserie with a location near Trinity Bellwoods as well as a glistening store in Yorkdale mall is Instagram gold.
6 - The Tempered Room
This cozy Parkdale patisserie does croissants like something out of a picture book, ooey-gooey satiny flan, and even (wait for it) the occasional French onion soup roll.
7 - Thobors (Eglinton West)
Multiple locations of this reliable French bakery are known for dreamy, colourful fruit tarts and sophisticated lemon tarts, many pastries given a professional glossy finish.
8 - Butter Avenue (Queen West)
A wide variety of macarons in innovative flavours like Earl Grey and salted caramel can be found at this whimsical bakery that does brightly coloured fairy tale eclairs near Queen and Spadina.
10 - Fleur du Jour
Classical French pastry can be found here on St. Clair West, and they do excellent croissants, though they aren’t afraid to push the boundaries with items like donut tatins.
4 - Roselle Desserts
French pastry gets a creative spin at this tiny Corktown bakery with items like Turtle tarts, elegant rectangular Earl Grey cakes, and legendary banana cream pie eclairs plus specialties like St-Honores.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO