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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has fresh bread and pastries daily, only thing is they're almost always understaffed so service lags. Still, it's nice that it's easy to get to in a pinch.

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

ever wonder who has the best Portuguese custard tarts? Well, look no further as Nova Era has the best... in all their locations. Oh, and not to mention, their shrimp patties are also very tasty.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My SO and I used to get bread from here every week as it is easily the best in the city, and is not very expensive. The custard tarts here are also amazing. A must if you are in the area. I can't wait to move back to Toronto and go here again.

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This bakery is a hidden gem. I bought a dozen of their Portuguese Custard Tarts and handed them out to several of my colleagues. They all said it was the best tart they had ever tasted. And they only cost a little over a buck each when you buy a dozen. Great value and great taste! They have three shops... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I went to Nova Era (980 Bloor Street W) accidentally because I was in the neighborhood before The Monkey’s Paw opened. I thought I would grab a little pastry somewhere, but this was so much better. I was kind of in a french-toast-and-giant-egg-platter trance from my first two breakfasts when I saw it because, while I was walking to it,... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This place is always on our list when we visit Toronto:) It makes me feel like we are visiting a little piece of Portugal. The egg tarts are SO good and we enjoy the ham and cheese sandwiches and the milk and coffee drinks...unfortunately I'm not sure of the proper Portuguese words for these times:) We love bringing home more... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

On November 19, I decided to drop by Nova Era (corner of Dovercourt Road and Bloor Street). I was there at 8pm hoping to buy some desserts for myself. As usual, I waited at the display. A customer was being served by a lady staff member so I waited. There was a guy who was working on the Christmas décor... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

Toro to has many Portuguese bakeries, but none better than Nova Era in terms of quality and selection of their tarts and pastries. If you want to make your co-workers happy, bring in a box of these.

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Additional Information about Nova Era Bakery

Address: 980 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 531-1222
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Cuisine: Bakery, Portuguese, Café

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