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Nova Era Bakery

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980 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 531-1222
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Portuguese quick eats at a great price!

Every time I visit Toronto, I have to stop in. Pasteis de nata, pão con chorizo, great coffee, pão doçe... The sandwiches are portuguese style large, and the pasteis de nata rival the very best from Belem (although different from the original, they're just as satisfying). The variety of fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family and I ordered coffee, sandwiches and pastries. I have a 1.5 yr old, so I grabbed my croissant off the serving platter to keep her entertained while the food came. We first got coffee and pastries and like 20 min later we got the sandwiches. Meanwhile, my daughter still hadn't gotten her milk. As we waited for sandwiches,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Every time I visit Toronto, I have to stop in. Pasteis de nata, pão con chorizo, great coffee, pão doçe... The sandwiches are portuguese style large, and the pasteis de nata rival the very best from Belem (although different from the original, they're just as satisfying). The variety of fresh, portuguese style breads and delicious quick bite foods satisfy us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful savoury and sweet treats. The cod filled, chicken-filled and beef-filled potato cakes were delicious. they also serve custom made sandwiches in their deli section.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Popped into this little place last Sunday moring, not much to look at from the outside but hey aren't those usually the best places? Had a coffee and breakfast sandwich which were both fantastic and priced very well I might add. Before we left I spent a good 10 minutes walking back and forth drooling over the spectacular display cabinet... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you love flaky pastries and egg custards, this is your bakery! Love the berlin balls, drums and fresh breads baked daily!

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Toronto, Canada
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 980 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: (416) 531-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, European, Portuguese

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