Desmond & Beatrice…how did I miss this one?

I’m not sure how this happened, but a cupcake place has existed in my neighborhood since 2009 – 2009 – and I only just noticed it a few weeks ago during a routine streetcar trip to work along Queen St East. I must be losing my edge.

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The best baguette in Leslieville?!

Update: Le Matin closed in August, 2013.

If you’re of the gluten-eating carb-friendly variety, I knew I’d get you with that headline.

So without further ado, let’s discuss Leslieville’s best baguette (or at least the best of the baguettes I’ve tried to date).

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There’s a new guy on the block…Bonne Journee Boulangerie!

UDPATE: Bonne Journee Boulangerie closed its doors in October, 2014. According to their Facebook page, they’re on the hunt for a new location – fingers crossed!!!

There’s another new kid on the block, and it goes by the name of Bonne Journee. Open for just three months, this place seems to already have a steady stream of regulars any given day of the week, myself included.

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Keeping our Cool at Altitude Baking

UDPATE, DEC 2013: Altitude Baking has closed its doors. Stay tuned to see what opens up in their place…another bakery perhaps..??

My last official bakery visit was some time ago, so I planned to dive back onto the sweetness scene with an adventurous cross-town trip to Toronto’s little Portugal.  The weather, it would seem, had other plans.  Facing 40-ish degree temps this week and last, I’ve decided a trek ANYWHERE on the streetcar with the little guy would probably end in tears….and Felix would likely be unhappy too;)

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