This place was touted as the best bakery in Canada by some famous foodie. This strikes me as accurate. If you are looking to find a flaw at the Duchess, you will be dissapointed. A group of us went for my birthday early one Saturday morning. The line-up extended out the door and down the block, but moved suprizingly quickly! We chose an assortment of savory items includind "Spinach/Feta/Olive Bread pudding" and a vegetarian open face panino/mascarpone spread. Both divine and unquestionably fresh. then on to a heavenly blackberry meringue, "Paris Breast" (hazelnut cream pastry)which could easily become my kryptonite! Finally, thinking we might find a flaw in the somewhat mundane sounding "Browinie" But it's rich velvety chocolate won us over as well!
Even the dining area evokes a feeling of Paris Chic! The Duchess is a winner,no question.