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Pain perdu

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736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1G6, Canada
4166567246
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love their desserts

I love this place. They have the best French pastries in Toronto. Service is a hit or miss. We went for breakfast this past weekend and our waitress was wonderful and food was excellent. Highly recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Cimi S
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I love this place. They have the best French pastries in Toronto. Service is a hit or miss. We went for breakfast this past weekend and our waitress was wonderful and food was excellent. Highly recommended!

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

I've spent several months in France hunting down good croissants and other tasty treats, and Pain Perdu is up there with the best of them. Seating is limited during the busy times, but I'm usually grabbing something to go. Gateau Basque is not my kind of thing, but it's so good I have it once in a while instead of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pain Perdu is NOT as much about Paris as it is about France, in particular the Basque region. If you are looking for chi chi French food, go somewhere else. If you are looking for croque monsieur sandwich this is your spot. If you are looking for the best quiche stop looking and go to Pain Perdu. The menu is... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Two of us dropped by early afternoon and enjoyed their special of the day, the roast beef sandwich. Served on a baguette, with some mayo and horseradish, it was excellent. This is a small place with limited seating. Best to stay away from the front door area as that can get quite chilly. Otherwise a charming place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The place is so cosy and the food is excellent. You must try the cordon bleu and most importantly the Tournedos. Even their starters are so delicious, specially the Mille feulle au somon fume and a kind of salad with mango. This is a great eat experience, especially if you like French Cuisine.

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Toronto, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pain Perdu is a fabulous patisserie not far from downtown Toronto. They have a large selection of pastries and lunch items. It's a little pricey but most French cafes in the city are. They have recently expanded their seating int he cafe, allowing for more tables. Before that, you would be lucky to get a table on a weekend morning... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been here numerous times with my wife. The ingredients are natural, fresh and high quality. This also means they cost a little more and they take longer to prepare the food. This is justified since this is not fast food. This is quality food. An excellent place to have a relaxed, intimate lunch. Also a good place to... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Recently dropped by the Pain Purdu for a quick lunch. A quaint place for sure. We had the "special" of the day - roast beef on a baguette. The sandwich was average at best. Our table was very unstable and we felt quite crowded into a small space. All in all, an ok place for a quick bite at a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Having moved from the UK and being able to pick up fresh, warm croissants in your local supermarket for the equivalent of about 1CAD, I was slightly disappointed by the lack of freshness and over cooked croissant. We have been desperately searching top bakeries for excellent croissants. We tried the almond croissant, pain au chocolat and raisin croissant. Two of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I'm quite picky when it comes to croissants. They must be flaky and light - Pain Perdu's don't disappoint. When ever I have a craving for one I know I'll only be satisfied if I go there. It doesn't hurts that the decor is nice a cozy.

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Additional Information about Pain perdu

Address: 736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1G6, Canada
Phone Number: 4166567246
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > York-Crosstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > York-Crosstown
  • Neighborhood: York-Crosstown
  • Phone Number: 4166567246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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York-Crosstown
York-Crosstown is a sleepy area of Toronto dotted gorgeously with hills and farmland, stately homes and parks. An affluent district in parts, the stately houses at Baby Point along Jane Street are especially breathtaking, and make for a lovely wander on a clear day. Parks are bountiful in York-Crosstown, which makes it a vibrant area for outdoor play and sports, providing a break from the hustle of Toronto's busy, jam-packed city center. For a little spice after a walk in the park, the Little Jamaica area of York sports cheap, authentic food from the Caribbean. This area is restful and more orientated towards outdoor activity and the exploration of nature.
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