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“A great place to stay for brunch or a café/pastry”

Patisserie La Cigogne
Ranked #36 of 135 Bakeries in Toronto
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: East York
Reviewed January 23, 2013

When you enter at La Cigogne, you get possessed right away by a French pastries spirit that opens his arms of gourmandise temptations. If you are on a diet, don't go there !
Two big fridges display an amazing variety of pastries, fruit tart, éclairs, baba au rhum, marzipan cakes, tiramisu, you name it..the selection is impressive.
Should I add, their sandwiches are to die for, home made in the French tradition with fresh crisp baguette or croissant.
Get your freshly brewed coffee with one of the pastries or sandwiches and you will spend a real good time. The eating room is not very big but it has a good intimate atmosphere.
Don't leave without buying a piece of Nougat de Montélimar or a little box of chocolate truffles, just to make this sweet pleasure experience last a bit longer on your way home..
Don't miss this great pastry shop next time you are in Mt Pleasant area !

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Think of an inspired bakery with a second revenue stream from tea and coffee and a few tables squeezed in along the front window. Unclear whether there is table service. It will never be a classy dining experience, but some of their baked goods are outstanding, and the prices more reasonable than Rahier's. A great place i'm happy to recommend.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

They have the best dessert named "prince noir" TO DIE FOR!! They are great when they have the 2 for 1 sale on products as the prices are cheaper than frozen desserts and breads. At full price they are a decent deal still as they only use great products to make their cakes..etc. Lunch menu is a little bland...they need more on it or to switch it up once and a while.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

On Saturdays and Sundays between 12-3p only, this little bakery serves an Alsacian "pizza" called a Tarte Flambe. My husband and I recently made a special trip to have one (we moved out of Toronto over 4 years ago).

The super thin crust is topped with bacon, onion and cream cheese. I know that it doesn't sound "typical", but it is awesome! It's crunchy, creamy, smokey and all in all just delicious! We enjoyed it with a coffee/tea and some of their outstanding pistachio cookies!

Sometimes it's a little tough to get a seat and the prices are a tad steep, but it's memorable and delicious, so we see the value!

Also, worth mentioning that you should stop into Cumbrea's Butcher next door, they have beautiful meats and items to go. Definitely one of the best butchers in Canada! Also check out Hollywood Gelato next door to Cumbrae's. This area of Bayview offers a great little walk for foodies!

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you are looking for a place to sit and read your newspaper over a coffee and a croissant without the bustle of a Tim Hortons, this is a good choice. At $14 bucks for two ham and cheese croissants and two cups of self serve coffee I found the place a little pricey.

We bought a baguette for later which proved to be very good, although the crust was not as crunchy and flaky as a real Parisian Boulangerie.

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here, but I wouldn't avoid it either.

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