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Phipps Bakery Café: Great Hang Out Place with Okay Pastries

By Sotong

My brother and I were walking along Eglinton Avenue West and spotted this cute little café across the street. Phipps Bakery is operated on a self-service basis. Looking at the plethora of pastries they have, I couldn’t make up my mind. I was told that their cornmeal muffin is their best seller but unfortunately, the lady before was a step ahead of me.

Instead, I decided to try their Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin. The huge muffin was moist but tasted more like buttercake. I couldn’t really taste the lemon in the muffin.


Caramel Pecan Buttertart. The name says it all. It was buttery and one could taste the aroma of pecan. Plus point: not too sweet.



Raisin RugelachFlaky and buttery with bits of raisin in it.


Mini Apple Crumble. There was nothing special about this mini pastry. Just an ordinary apple crumble. Do request to reheat it if it has been placed in the refrigerated glass display. My apple crumble wasn’t reheated long enough so the filling was still a little cold.


Overall, Phipps Bakery is a great place to hang out and catch up with a friend. The pastries might not wow you but the cosy interior and warm service make up for it. If you’re into savories, they also serve sandwiches and lunch.

Food: 3.5/5

Ambiance: 4.5/5

Service: 4/5

Price: below $10
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This entry was posted on July 8, 2013 by in Pastry, Toronto and tagged , , , , , .
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