Toronto is a very big city – it takes a lot for me to travel outside my “comfort zone” i.e. the downtown centre. This new retro styled bakery is quite the trek from my usual spots (about 30 minutes via subway, and lucky for us this spot is on the subway route) so the fact I am including it means that it is special indeed. Special because it has 2 of my favourite things to eat. 1. Donuts (you can spell it doughnut if you like – I don’t mind) and 2. Pies. Available in small or large sizes, the pies are quite good here but it’s the donuts, those deep fried pillows of dough filled with sweet goodness that I am after. Now of course you can buy donuts everywhere in this city, but they really don’t compare to what you have here. As with most bakeries it’s best to arrive here in the morning, when the donuts are hot and melt in your mouth. If you are going to consume a 500 calorie pastry it should taste amazing correct?
The shop is also quite a cute little spot to just sit for a moment, enjoy your donut and watch the Yonge street parade go by the front window. The owner will fill you a cup of coffee, which is as Canadian as it gets. Well after hockey anyways.
TIP: Review their website before your visit as their menu of donut flavours change daily. I recommend the coconut cream.