Image of chocolate almond croissant with freshly squeezed orange juice from Pain Perdu

Delicious Croissants and Pain Perdu at this French Bakery in Toronto

painperduWhile walking along St. Clair Avenue West one day, my husband and I came across a French bakery called Pain Perdu.  There are a few tables at this bakery, which also offers a sit-in service.  Since our daughter loves croissants, we wanted to pick one up for her as an after-school snack.  She was happily surprised when we gave her the butter croissant.  It was very much to her liking.

Before leaving Pain Perdu that day, we were told that their pain perdu was a very popular dish for their sit-in customers.  We learned pain perdu is French toast.  Since we never had pain perdu at a French bakery before, we decided to return another day for breakfast.  We didn’t need to convince our daughter about having breakfast there, as she was eagerly awaiting to have another one of their butter croissants. (more…)

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Image of an almond chocolate croissant from Brioche Dorée.

Talking About France at a Parisian Bakery Café in Toronto

The summer is slipping away too quickly. I’ve already seen leaves change colour in Toronto. Pretty odd in light of the beautiful, warm weather we’re still having. It seemed like almost yesterday when I met up with one of my blogger friends, Janice Chung. It was just before summer began. She had then recently returned from a five-and-a-half week trip to France and surrounding areas.

I wish we could go back to when summer was about to begin. Since that won’t happen, at least I can spend a few minutes remembering my delightful catch up with Janice at Brioche Dorée on King Street West in Toronto.

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