Best French and Parisian-style bakeries in Toronto

Good news everyone! You don’t have to jet-set to Paris to indulge in some divine French pastries, local bakeries serve up the delicious treats right here in Toronto! From macarons to croissants and madelines, you can have the full authentic Parisian bakery experience at these local gems.

Colette

1
550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Effortlessly Parisian, Colette Grand Café is the epitome of French elegance in Toronto. Inspired by the boulangeries and cafés in France, this is upscale eatery offers fresh French pastries, like macarons, cookies and tarts, as well as savoury options like freshly baked bread, sandwiches and croissants.

NADÈGE

2
855 Oxford St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1L6

This French bakery and café has helped to reinvented the Parisian-style bakery experience in Toronto. Modern, chic and downright gorgeous, the café and bakery offers croissants, macrons and some of the most gorgeous and delicious cakes you will ever see.

Thobors Boulangerie Patisserie Café

3
627 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9

When stepping into Thobors Boulangerie you’ll feel like you have been transported to France. With a large French flag hanging behind the counter and the aroma of all the freshly baked Parisian delicacies, Thobors is one of the top spots for croissants in the city. It’s so popular that the bakery recently expanded and added a second location to its roster.

Douces France Inc

4
2471 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2H6

Truly an escape to Paris, Douce France is a café-boutique that sells chocolate, madeleines, biscuits and other delicious delights. Most of the products and ingredients come straight from France, so Douce France offers an authentic Parisian experience without leaving the city. Douce France is also home to the famous Angeline’s Hot Chocolate, which is often named the best hot chocolate in the world.

Rahier Patisserie

5
1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3B7

The cakes at Rahier can be described as modern, chic and scrumptious! The nouveau style of decorating has attracted quite the following since it opened in 1996. The croissants are also laminated to perfection, making them as flaky and buttery as the ones found in Paris.

Bonjour Brioche

6
812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

A favourite among locals, Bonjour Brioche is a bakery café on Queen Street East just east of Broadview. The all-day sandwich and patisserie menu is heavenly! The scent of freshly baked goods is just the beginning, because the cute café also delivers on taste! It also has a brunch service on weekend mornings.

Bobbette & Belle

7
3347 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2M6

From macarons to cupcakes and meringues, Bobbette & Belle is a favourite for many Torontonians. The custom designed wedding cakes may have been what put Bobbette & Belle on the map, but the macrons, cupcakes and artisanal treats are what made them an institution in the city of Toronto.

Maman Bakery Cafe

8
100 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 2A1

Originally from Manhattan, Michelin Star Chef Armand Arnal brought the chic café to Toronto. With a superstar chef at the helm it’s no wonder Maman expanded North of the border. The Toronto location offers items from the south of France like savoury tarts, croissants, pistachio cake and madeleines.

Petite Thuet

9
1162 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L9

Owned and run by famous Chef Marc Thuet, Petite Thuet is one of the most authentic patisseries in the city. With two locations in the Toronto, one in Rosedale and in one in the Market District, his macrons are some of the most sought after in the city.

Pain Perdu

10
736 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B3

Pain Perdu is renowned for its Parisian baked goods like croissants, quiche, eclairs and mille-feuille. Located in the St. Clair West neighbourhood, the décor is quaint and the staff is on point. This combination makes Pain Perdu a must-try for anyone who wants to pretend they’re in Paris for an afternoon.

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