savouring the sweet

So this is more of a problem for the suburbs than it is for Toronto itself. Being a somewhat social couple, my wife and I like to meet friends for dinner and dessert on both weekdays and weekends. We live in Mississauga in the Port Credit/Clarkson area. What are some of the recommendations for restaurants in this area? I’d love to go to small bistro’s and cafe’s for dinner but haven’t been able to find any restaurants which are not a chain or a Firkin or a Sports Bar that are open past 9 pm.


The bigger issue that I’ve had is finding a place for dessert. Aside from Dmitri’s, which I can’t stand due to poor service on a consistent basis and the constant annoyance of terrible music and high school kids, I don’t know of any other decent dessert places. Even the Just Desserts that used to be by Square One has shut down.

On a weekend I don’t mind heading downtown and going to the dozens of places around like Future Bakery or 7 West etc. that are great.

I used to frequent the Parlour Cafe down on Lakeshore quite often but that’s been changed into a small time coffee shop now and is now rarely interesting.

What are some of the places that you guys go to when you don’t want the whole chain store experience?

If you’re from another suburb, please mention the small cafe’s and shops in your area as well as I’d love to try out something new.

3 Comments so far

  1. talk talk talk (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

    The Yummy Baguette website is a good resource for finding dessert places. It seems lately a place just can’t be a dessert place, it has to branch out into savoury stuff instead of focussing on their core strength and making it better. The hands down best place ever closed a few years ago, and I haven’t come across anything that makes desserts with that depth of flavour, tradition, and quality of ingredients. Most places cover up lack of flavour with super sweetness. I feel your pain!

    On the other hand, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky makes the best commercially available lemon meringue pie I’ve ever had. It has good meringue height and nice tart lemony flavour.

  2. Stephen (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    I wish there was something I could mention so far in Scarborough that fits this. But all I know about is stuff like “Elements” which is just like all those other dessert places.

    I do like Crepes, Crepes, Crepes (I think it repeats 3 times) at John and Queen area.

  3. Natasha (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 8:49 am

    In Mississauga, in your area try Apricot Cafe (or something like that)- it is in the Starbucks plaza at Dundas and Erin Mills Prkway accross the street from Erindale Highschool….Tastes great, only problem is that it closes quite early.

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