Well-Known Oakville Bakery Opening Third Toronto Shop
You can now stuff your face with samples and get a loaf of that amazing sourdough bread at a popular tourist destination in Toronto — an Oakville-based bakery is opening another location in the Big Smoke.
Because good things come in three, apparently.
If you’re a big fan of authentic European baking (who isn’t, really?) and exceptional service, you might be pleased to learn The Danish Pastry House, which has operated along Cornwall Rd., just west of Chartwell Rd., for a few years, is about to unveil its third Toronto location, this time at the Eaton Centre.
The Danish Pastry House alread opened a Sherway Gardens shop in the mall’s $550 million expansion wing (it’s 250,000 sq. ft. and anchored by Nordstrom), complete with a Viking ship motif last fall.
And there’s a Union Station location, too.
Let’s wax lyrical about the menu.
The bakery offers all the authentic staples which most popular Danish establishments specialize in: pastries, freshly baked handmade bread (with no preservatives), butter cookies, rum balls, and Kontra coffee.
Pastries feature ingredients such as apples, rhubarb, and blueberry (all of which are synonymous with “yum”!)
Founder Anita Lauritsen began baking during childhood and has recruited some of Denmark’s finest pastry chefs, who could create those 27 layers blindfolded (they probably can, though).The shop - also in a pop-up format at Toronto’s Scotia Plaza - takes custom orders; Oakville’s location is bright, airy, and offers seating if you’d like to devour your baked goods and caffeine on the spot.
While you’re there, try the peach-topped Copenhagen Cheesecake, or my favourite, the Gateau Marcel (it’s gluten-free yet tastes divine!).
When’s it opening? Later this year.
Here’s to great eats and treats!