Well-Known Oakville Bakery Opens Another Toronto Shop

A Spandaur (or six) on the go can now be inhaled in Toronto while you’re commuting to and from the suburbs — an Oakville-based bakery is opening another location in the Big Smoke.

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 second Toronto location, this time at Union Station.

The Danish Pastry House 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 about two months ago.

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!).

The tentative opening date at Union is early December.

Here’s to great coffee!

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