Bonjour Brioche Bakery Cafe
812 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, M4M 1H7
It’s pretty clear from the name what the game is at Bonjour Brioche –sweet, delicate French pastries that are as mouthwatering as they sound.
|Cuisine Type |||Bakeries|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Brunch, Dessert|
|Amenities |||Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Neighbourhood |||The Beaches|
|Getting There |||Queen Streetcar|
|Cross Street |||Queen East of Broadview|
|Tues-Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat 8AM-4PM, Sun 8AM-3PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Located in Leslieville, Bonjour Brioche is Atkins’ kryptonite. The Queen East bakery specializes in fresh-from-the-oven brioche, cakes, quiche, baguettes and croissants in a variety of flavours including chocolate, almond and custard. If you’re looking for something more substantial -or you can’t justify passing a chocolate croissant off as lunch - check out their selection of sandwiches. Though brunch is the big deal at Bonjour Brioche, lunchers will enjoy some of the best sandwiches in the city, built on fresh-baked baguettes. Vegetarian and meat options are available and fillings include roast beef, thyme, caramelized onions and more. You’ll also find a daily soup and savoury tart du jour on the specials board every day.
Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day
The small bakery is warmly coloured, with walls in shades of pumpkin spice, black-and-white photos hang over the tables and soft jazz and folk music plays in the background. With less than a dozen tables however, it’s best to plan ahead and get there early if you want to avoid waiting for your meal. Another option is to call ahead for a picnic brunch to take home, to the park, or over to a friend’s for a homemade meal you won’t have to work for. The baked French toast is a popular breakfast choice. Laden with cinnamon and laced with a layer of sugar, this is a rich, thick dish that will satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re a more traditional breakfaster, you won’t find the standard Saturday morning fare that most breakfast places boast –there’s no “two eggs, toast, homefries and ham” deal - but you will find options like scrambled eggs over potato rosti with smoked salmon, the Provencal omelette with gruyere, and a cheesy breakfast quiche.
Wheelchair Access: No