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Boston: Thinking Cup


Location: 165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA Honestly, this place should be called thinking crap. Hands down, the worst Earl Grey I’ve ever tasted…and I’ve tasted plenty.  And besides, the chocolate croissant was nothing to write home about.  Boo.  Very disappointing.  Someone quickly direct me to a good bakery/coffee shop.  I miss Le Gourmand.

Cambridge, MA: Royal Pastry Shop


Location: 738 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, MA Having just moved to Boston, one of our explorations took us to the Royal Pastry Shop on Cambridge Street.  We chose a very simple chocolate cupcake. It was divine.  Open since 1941, there are now two other locations feeding locals delicious American and Italian pastries.  I’m looking forward to being … Continue reading

NEW: L’eat


Location: 410 Adelaide St W http://www.leatcatering.com/home.htm In the cursed location where Zimbel’s Cafe and before that,  Mosaic used to be, L’eat Express is the newest addition to the building beside Toronto School of Art.  Herbal Infusions is faring quite well so far, so maybe there is hope for L’eat (such a difficult name to wrap my head around.  Sometimes … Continue reading

Michel’s Baquette


Location: (Yorkdale Mall) 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto http://www.michelsbaguette.com One of my favourite “go-to” bakeries in Toronto is Michel’s.  It’s an European-inspired cafe/bakery and there are several locations in Ontario.  It reminds me of Paul’s in Paris.  No nonsense pastries, sandwiches and cafe lattes. It’s the perfect spot for a giggly group of girls women to go … Continue reading

Black Forest Pastry Shop


Location: 184 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, ON L6J I’m happy to announce that I have found possibly the best apple pie, ever. It exists at Black Forest Pastry Shop in Oakville and is only $12.99! After popping it into the oven for a few minutes, it came out flaky yet melted in the mouth. The … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Boston: Mike’s Pastry


Location: 300 Hanover Street Boston, MA http://www.mikespastry.com Is it touristy? Yes.  The woman behind the counter insisted that we take a plastic “Mike’s Pastry” bag for our box even though we had a bag we were going to put it into.  Nothing like advertising by carrying their logo, right? Is it ridiculously crowded, ALL THE … Continue reading

Le Gourmand’s TWITTER deal!


Le Gourmand’s TWITTER page claims: “Buy a cookie get a free coffee this afternoon…Twitter followers only. Please RT about 3 hours ago via web” After tweeting this on my Twitter: @legourmandTO Do I get a free cookie for blogging about you since 2007? http://foodhogger.com/2007/07/19/le-gourmand-grocer-cafe/ Le G responded: legourmandcafe But of course….and thank you!!! 4:34 PM … Continue reading

Gone fishin’


Looks like Le Gourmand may be opening back up again!! Can I get a WHA WHA?! A sign on the door says: Gone Fishin’, be back Monday! Don’t know about you, but over here we’re getting ready to put on a few pounds.