There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked goods: the smell warms the heart and soul (or mine, at least!) Lucky for you, First Canadian Place and Exchange Tower has seven bakeries to choose from with a range of fresh breads, pastries, and delectable cakes to satisfy local sweet tooths, cookie monsters, and lovers of butter. Here are my best-loved items from each.
Brick Street Bakery
The place to go for the classics. Made with organic flour and no preservatives, Brick Street Bakery bakes a huge selection of artisan breads and pastries daily from scratch. My favourite is their classic butter croissant; it's light, flakey and filled with buttery goodness that melts in your mouth.
Let the ambiance transport you to the French countryside while you enjoy a vast menu of traditional and seasonal bites and baked items. Their white chocolate-blueberry-lavender cake is a must-have; sweet and delicate and pairs beautifully with a warm, seasonal beverage. Bon appétit!
Prairie Girl Bakery
If you're looking for the best cupcakes in the city, look no more! The Red Velvet Cupcake with cream cheese icing is baked to perfection, with a glorious combination of moist, fluffy cake topped with rich, creamy icing. To die for.
A third-generation Italian bakery specializing in authentic Italian cookies and biscotti. With traditional recipes and wholesome ingredients, you can taste the homemade goodness. Try the Almond Cookie: chewy texture, crunchy almond, topped with powdered sugar. Delizioso!
Furama does mouthwatering Chinese buns and pastries, including egg tarts, baked buns, and sesame balls. Their BBQ Pork and Pineapple Bun often sells out; it's sweet and savoury with a tender, meaty centre and a sweet, crispy, pineapple topping. But you gotta get there first thing in the morning to snag one, so don't walk: run!
Drool-worthy desserts you can order by the slice or by the cake for special occasions. My personal favourite is their White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake; a great twist on the classic cheesecake, and topped with white chocolate and fresh raspberries.
When you're looking for a quick treat any time of day, count on McCafe. Grab a coffee and muffin, or choose from their croissants and scones. For a special treat, try their Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish stuffed with sweet cream cheese filling and Quebec blueberries.
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