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Dons Bakery

3119 Hwy 169, Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
(705) 762-3937
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Bala
Cuisines: Canadian
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Oksboel, Denmark
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169 reviews 169 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you come to Bala: Try Dons Bakery: We got the very best Peach-Pie. We know from earlier visits: Always excellent

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Caledon, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The breads are some of the best I've had in Muskoka, not to mention their Fritters being huge and delicious. Their buns are perfect for Saturday sandwiches on the dock and their hot dog buns are so much better then the supermarket option.

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has been a staple in Bala for decades and it's easy to tell why. The Scones are great (although don't expect traditional tea time scones, they are simply nice white buns), breads are quite nice, the Chelsea buns are awesome, and desserts are great. If you want selection get there early as supplies run low after lunch. I've... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped in here for some family treats, got the butter tarts and red velvet cookies they have, both were amazing, kids loves them. Stop in, it's yummy!!!

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

delicious offerings. good pastries and bread. staff really friendly. a fine alternative to supermarket baked goods

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wonderful old-fashioned bakery in Bala, Ontario. Excellent baked goods - well worth a trip. Didn't have time to explore coffee to go with buns, though!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have gone to this bakery in Bala for several years, three times in the past week. This is the best place for fresh baked goods. They have a great variety of baking, some very original, as well as jams, relishes, many flavours of Muskoka coffee, Kawartha dairy ice cream, the best ice cream ever!! The prices for some things... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Picked up a raspberry pie for Fathers Day after hearing about how great Don's was through the grapevine; I was not disappointed! The pie tasted so fresh, not too sweet, the crust was perfect and everyone at our family dinner was asking for seconds. This place had TONS of baked goods for sale and it all looked fantastic; I will... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My favourite bakery in Muskoka. They have a most delicious blueberry tarts and lemon squares. Can hardly wait this summer to try more of their pastries.

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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wonderful bakery. Staff is friendly and patient. Baked goods are delightful. Worth the trip to Bala!

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Address: 3119 Hwy 169, Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 762-3937
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bala
Cuisine: Canadian

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