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Nova Era Bakery

Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Portuguese
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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
Portugese treats on Bloor

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Ontari0Meg
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Toronto
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Portuguese

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