The best Portuguese bakeries in Toronto are where to go to get your fix of ooey-gooey, flaky pastel de nata tarts, but also so much more. Often with lots of seating, low prices, long hours and sometimes even free WiFi, these are the bakeries that feed not only the bellies but the souls of their communities.
Here are the best Portuguese bakeries in Toronto.7 - Dynasty Bakery
This Portuguese bakery on Rogers Road is a reliable spot for traditionally prepared pastel de nata and coffee.
4 - Venezia Bakery
Ossington and Argyle quietly plays host to this go-to spot, open since 1979. Venezia bakes items fresh every day, including rustic artisan breads.
8 - Angel's Bakery
This Rogers Road place is a bakery, cafe and grocery store all in one, with pantry items, sandwiches, a hot table, and of course, baked goods like breads and cakes.
5 - Golden Wheat Bakery Cafe
Locations on Bloor West and Rogers Road of this bakery cafe serve staples like coffee and great grilled cheese sandwiches for cheap.
6 - Brazil Bakery and Pastry
This Brockton Village spot is open late, has free WiFi and has been open for over 25 years. Traditional Portuguese custard tarts, shrimp patties, cornbread, codfish roll and king cake can be reliably found here.
9 - Caldense Bakery (Dundas West)
Locations at Dupont and Symington as well as on Dundas West of this larger bakery sell the usual sandwiches, custard tarts, coffee and cans of Sumol.
10 - Nova Era Bakery (Bloorcourt)
Locations at Bloor and Dovercourt, on Geary and elsewhere in the city, make this chain one of the most ubiquitous Portuguese bakeries. Custard tarts, some amazing chocolate donuts, coffee and ham and cheese “Tosta Mista” sandwiches are available on the cheap.
11 - Seara Bakery
Portuguese cakes and pastries are the specialty at two Toronto locations of this Portuguese bakery. In addition to sweet treats, expect to find crusty dark rye breads, pillowy buns and some vibrant conversation emanating from tables by the window.
3 - Doce Minho Bakery
This Oakwood Village bakery marked by a sign depicting a bee has been in business for over 15 years, and the owners have decades of accumulated experience. Open seven days a week, they have a patio and serve everything from the simplest flaky custard tarts to elaborately decorated cakes.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO