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 (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
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
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
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
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.
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 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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