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Pain perdu

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736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B3, Canada
+1 416-656-7246
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08:00 - 18:00
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing chocolatines, as good as the best ones I've ever had in France. The croque Monsieur sandwich is another great standard. Staff are really great, and keep it going even when the place gets really busy.

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Thank D F
London, Canada
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the best French pastries in the city...plus lots more...try Pain Perdu. It's a tiny Cafe on St. Clair W. That's hopping because many have already discovered it. Went there this morning, with my Dad, who frequents it often. Had the best croissant and raspberry jam and he had his usual walnut, goat cheese and raisin pastry. Service was attentive... More 

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Thank Debra13
Toronto, Canada
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161 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A very small neighbourhood café with consistently excellent food; servings quite large so share a salad & share a quiche -- then you have rom for dessert!

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Thank LoyalFox
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The best croissants and raisin Danish anywhere. Also had a roast beef sandwich on the freshest and tastiest baguette which was amazing. I visit often and always great. Also excellent coffees.

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Thank Alan B
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Divine French artistry: spectacular hand rolled croissants, pain au chocolat, baguettes, homemade jams, etc. I could go on and on... Worth the trip, worth the money, Bravo!

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Thank missingeurope2016
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Wonderful service; wonderful coffee au lait (plus café, moins lait), wonderful croissants. Service might be a little slow but wonderful can't be rushed.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

I love this place. They have the best French pastries in Toronto. Service is a hit or miss. We went for breakfast this past weekend and our waitress was wonderful and food was excellent. Highly recommended!

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Thank Cimi S
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

I've spent several months in France hunting down good croissants and other tasty treats, and Pain Perdu is up there with the best of them. Seating is limited during the busy times, but I'm usually grabbing something to go. Gateau Basque is not my kind of thing, but it's so good I have it once in a while instead of... More 

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Thank D F
Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Pain Perdu is NOT as much about Paris as it is about France, in particular the Basque region. If you are looking for chi chi French food, go somewhere else. If you are looking for croque monsieur sandwich this is your spot. If you are looking for the best quiche stop looking and go to Pain Perdu. The menu is... More 

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Thank Randi J
Oakville, Canada
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206 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

Two of us dropped by early afternoon and enjoyed their special of the day, the roast beef sandwich. Served on a baguette, with some mayo and horseradish, it was excellent. This is a small place with limited seating. Best to stay away from the front door area as that can get quite chilly. Otherwise a charming place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > York-Crosstown
  • Neighbourhood: York-Crosstown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-656-7246

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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York-Crosstown
York-Crosstown is a sleepy area of Toronto dotted gorgeously with hills and farmland, stately homes and parks. An affluent district in parts, the stately houses at Baby Point along Jane Street are especially breathtaking, and make for a lovely wander on a clear day. Parks are bountiful in York-Crosstown, which makes it a vibrant area for outdoor play and sports, providing a break from the hustle of Toronto's busy, jam-packed city center. For a little spice after a walk in the park, the Little Jamaica area of York sports cheap, authentic food from the Caribbean. This area is restful and more orientated towards outdoor activity and the exploration of nature.
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