Bite into fall at these nearby bakeries

 

Fall is a fantastic time of year to live in Davisville Village. There are beautiful green spaces all around where you can take in fall’s beauty, and an abundance of amazing restaurants, bakeries and stores where you can dig into fall’s bounty. If you love fall treats as much as we do, you need to visit these nearby bakeries to taste their seasonal offerings. Hurry, they’re only available for a short time!

 

Thobors

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Thobors (627 Mt Pleasant Road) is an authentic Parisian-style Boulangerie and Patisserie. Their fresh bread and magnificent pastries are baked fresh, in-house, every day. Stop by for a hot bowl of their seasonal soup and a fresh baguette sandwich, or indulge in some of their seasonal sweet treats. Their Apple Turnovers ($3.45) are a good choice for a light snack, but if you adore fresh-baked apple desserts at this time of year, you should treat yourself to a full Tarte aux Pommes with sweet paste, almond cream and fresh apples — starting at $33. Though not a seasonal dessert, it’s worth noting that their Almond Croissants ($3.55) are probably the best you’ll find on this side of the Atlantic. Thobors is open daily from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

 

Bakes & Goods

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Don’t overlook Bakes & Goods at 2523 Yonge Street. This nut-free bakery whips up moist and rich cupcakes from scratch and tops them with real buttercream frosting. Single cupcakes are just $3.25 and you can buy a half dozen for $19.50 and a full dozen for $36. They’re currently offering pumpkin cupcakes with light pumpkin frosting! They also have mini cupcakes, cake-pops and specialty cupcakes including Gluten-Free and Vegan, Egg-Free and Dairy-Free, all $4 each. If cupcakes aren’t your cup of tea, their pure and simple shortbread cookies may be what you’re looking for. Made with all-purpose flour, sugar, butter, margarine, baking powder, vanilla extract and fresh eggs. You can order Decorated Shortbread Cookies for any occasion, including Halloween (shapes like cute little pumpkins). They also have a delicious pumpkin Blondie on offer for a limited time only. Pay them a visit on Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm or Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. They are closed on Sundays.

 

La Boheme Cafe Patisserie

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La Boheme Cafe Patisserie is a cute and cozy Parisian bakery and cafe at 2481 Yonge Street. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savoury, they have a great selection of authentic French pastries and baked goods served in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. They offer a variety of Seasonal Danishes and Seasonal Mini Cakes to make your fall even more comforting. La Boheme is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm.

 

Phipps Bakery Cafe

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Phipps Bakery Cafe has been a Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood fixture for 31 years. Come by their shop at 420 Eglinton West and taste the difference experience can make. They are open Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

At this time of year, you can indulge in their Pumpkin Cheesecake. Take one home for $33.99 for an 8 inch and $58.99 for a 10 inch. It features two classic fall flavours — pumpkin and maple! They also make a fabulous Spiced Pumpkin Cake ($33.99 for an 8-inch cake and $58.99 for a 10-inch). It’s a moist pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting and spiced pumpkin seeds. Don’t forget to try their Pumpkin Bundt Cake ($19.99) with maple drizzle and cinnamon-spiced pumpkin seeds — it’s also very popular.

 

The Cupcake Shoppe

 

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The Cupcake Shoppe is located at 2417 Yonge Street, 2 blocks north of Eglinton Avenue on the east side of Yonge. They first opened their doors in 2003, making them Toronto’s first and (quite possibly) finest specialty cupcake bakery. This nut-free bakery also offers gluten-free cupcakes and hand-illustrated custom cakes for any occasion. This fall, you’ve got to try their Naughty N’ Spice cupcake. It’s freshly-baked spice cake topped with vanilla buttercream. Pop in Monday to Wednesday from 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.  All their cupcakes are baked daily with the freshest ingredients. They also offer custom cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cake pops, gluten-free cupcakes and hand-illustrated cakes made to suit your special celebration.

 

Flaky Tart

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Everyone loves a Flaky Tart. You’ve got to pay this bakery at 711 Mount Pleasant a visit this fall! Grab a slice of their fresh Pumpkin Spice Cake ($5) or take home a whole Pumpkin Pie ($19). They also offer Pumpkin Date Loaf, Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes, Pumpkin Scones and Pumpkin Cheesecake. If Pumpkin isn’t pleasing to your palate, their Butter Tarts ($3.50) are the perfect blend of sweetness, tangy raisins and flaky crust. The Flaky Tart knows how to make a flaky tart! They are also peanut and tree nut free. They are open Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, Friday 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.

 

Dufflet Uptown

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Dufflet Pastries opened their second retail location, Dufflet Uptown (2638 Yonge Street), back in 2002. Since then it has become one of the most popular pastry destinations in the city. Dufflet offers a whole line of signature cakes, pastries and chocolates and their Uptown location also offers light lunches, cold drinks and specialty coffees. Your best bet at this time of year is their heavenly Brown Sugar Apple Cake ($17 for an 8 inch). This seasonal coffee cake is moist, buttery and loaded with brown sugar apples. Most orders require 48-72 hours notice. Find out more information about how to order here. They’re open Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

 

You really can’t go wrong with any of these incredible midtown Toronto bakeries. It’s time to dig in and enjoy the sweet and spicy season.

 

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The best pumpkin-infused treats in Toronto

 

The aroma of autumn is in the air. The sweet smell is part Mother Nature and part pumpkin spice. It’s time to celebrate the season, so break out your best cozy sweaters and get ready to take a big bite of fall.

 

Pumpkin desserts aren’t just for Thanksgiving, they’re an incredible addition to any meal. Dig into these pumpkin-infused treats in Toronto this fall.

 

Dufflet Uptown

 

Dufflet pastries Toronto

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Dufflet is well known in the city for its exceptional lineup of sweets, no matter what season it is. But when fall rolls around, Dufflet definitely hops on the pumpkin wagon. Dufflet Uptown (2638 Yonge Street) offers an array of seasonal pumpkin treats, from September 5th to November 22nd, including: Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Tarts, Cheesecake Mini: Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Loaf.

 

Wanda’s Pie in the Sky

 

Wanda’s Pie in the Sky Toronto

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Wanda Beaver is the Wanda behind Wanda’s Pie in the Sky. She has been baking pies since she was 9 years old, and you can taste the fruits of her labour at her Kensington Market mainstay, at 287 Augusta Avenue. Their traditional Pumpkin Pie is perfectly spiced and perfectly creamy. Wanda likes to keep you guessing, so there are often unadvertised seasonal treats to try, if you ask. The Pumpkin Coffee Cake is well worth the trip. Many pies are available in gluten-free and vegan varieties. Stop in for a seasonal slice of heaven, Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm, and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm.

 

SanRemo Bakery

 

SanRemo Bakery Toronto

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Natale Bozzo opened SanRemo Bakery (374 Royal York Road) in 1969 with his brothers Giuseppe, Peter and Giancarlo. In 1995, Natale’s sons Edward, Nick and Robert took control of the family business, creating the finest Italian baked goods using traditional methods and quality ingredients. Come by the cafe for your favourite treats, or pre-order your seasonal favourites including their Pumpkin Cheese Tart, Pumpkin Cheese Donuts, Regular Pumpkin Tart and Classic Pumpkin Pie. They are closed on Mondays, but open to serve you Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am until 7 pm, and Sundays from 8 am until 6 pm.

 

The Rolling Pin

 

Rolling Pin Bakery Toronto

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Isabelle and Vanessa are the owners and self-proclaimed ‘dessert specialists’ behind The The Rolling Pin. Stop by the shop at 1970 Avenue Road for some of the finest baked goods anywhere, and some fall favourites you will look forward to all year. Try autumn indulgences like their Chocolate Pumpkin Pie ($25.00), Jacked Up Pumpkin Pie ($30.00), Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie ($30.00) and Traditional Pumpkin Pie ($25.00). The Rolling Pin also rolls out a seasonal selection of Donuts (Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake or Pumpkin Pie — 6 for $19), Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (6 for $19) and Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Bars. You can place an order for their incredible seasonal cakes, too. They are available in Chocolate Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spice. The Rolling Pin is your pumpkin-infused fall paradise! They are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. They are closed on Mondays.

 

Roselle

 

Roselle Bakery Toronto

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The Pumpkin Chiffon Cake is back at Roselle Desserts (362 King Street East). It’s only sold in the fall and is well worth the wait, but fall always feels like the shortest-lived season. Make sure you live it up this year and treat yourself (and your friends and family, of course) to this indulgent, perfectly-spiced, perfectly-sweet delicacy.

 

Steph and Bruce are the partners behind Roselle. They met while working in Paris and have both worked in Michelin-starred kitchens across Europe and Asia. Thankfully, they have brought their worldly (or maybe other-worldly) experience and talent home to Toronto. Their cute little shop in Corktown is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Fridays from noon until 6 pm, Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. You can also stop by for evening desserts on Saturday and Sunday nights, from 8 pm until 11 pm.

 

Bake Shoppe

 

Bake Shoppe Toronto

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Sisters Cindy and Sarah Coelho are the sweet minds behind the Bake Shoppe at 859 College Street in Little Italy. They live the sweet life all year long, but when fall descends on Toronto they help lift locals’ spirits with homemade pumpkin pie pop tarts. Pop by the Shoppe, Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 8 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm. They are closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

Don’t let pumpkin season pass you by. It’s time to dig in and savour the sweetness. Just like the fleeting fall season itself, these pumpkin-infused treats will be gone before you know it.

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to connect you to all the seasonal sweetness your city and community have to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.