Avenue Rd & Fairlawn
Take out & Eat-in
Eglinton subway station
Mon - Sun: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The talended Japan-trained pastry chef at La
Bamboche makes a wide variety of French-style fine
pastries, clearly made from top ingredients. Among
our favourite is the dome-shaped, deliciously
complex apple tart, boasting a suitably flaky
crust, an almond base, a layer of vanilla pastry
cream and super-soft caramelized apples on top:
definitely a must try. The Mont Blanc, a French
favourite but a very rare cake in Toronto, made of
chestnut cream and whipped cream on a cake base,
is as smooth and tasty as anywhere in Paris. La
Bamboche also has one of the nicest assortments of
macarons in the city - these bite size super-soft
almond cookies, with flavours like raspberry,
lavender, chestnut, and many more.
Croissants and morning pastries are also some
of best in the city - don't miss the ultra-rich
almond-chocolate croissant, but you'll have to arrive
early as they go fast.
Note that their Yonge / Manor location is now closed.
LATEST USER REVIEWS
From: Linda Ngo
I've been going here for years, and the croissants have been getting smaller and smaller, while the prices have increased. Sometimes, they are even borderline burnt, which is quite off putting for something that is supposed to be buttery and soft. Their macarons have a 50/50 chance of being good or really bad - the shells taste stale, and you can't taste the almonds. I've purchased cakes from there in the past, and some of them were still frozen, even though they advertise all their products as being fresh. I guess "fresh" is a matter of opinion. Their espresso is overpriced and tastes burnt, which hurts especialyl since a alrge latte comes to nearly $6 after taxes. Their coffee is Van Houtte, tastes watery and is never fresh unless you arrive bright and early in the morning. The ice cream is the best thing they sell there - and it's Greg's ice cream. La Bamboche used to be amazing, and it seemed like they used to care, but now it just feels like they are only after making a quick buck with overpriced stale products.
I like the place. The patry chef makes a good Sacher Torte (which is very difficult to find) in Toronto. It tasted similar to the one I had at the Sacher Hotel (the original torte) in Vienna. I had the brunch today (poached eggs) and it was delicious. Others sitting with me agreed it was very good.
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