Located at the southeast corner of Trinity-Bellwoods Park, Nadège Patisserie is home to some of Toronto’s best macarons. Along with macarons, they have an assortment of pastries from croissants to cakes, and even have sandwiches and drinks on hand for those who drop by during mealtime.
Location: 780 Queen St W
Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 8am to 8pm
Thursday to Saturday: 8am to 9pm
Sunday: 8am to 7pm
Atmosphere: Bright and clean, beautiful patio
Service: Friendly and attentive
I’ve had macarons from them quite a few times before I actually went for a sit-down. Nadège offers more traditional flavours for their macarons, and my favourites have to be their rose, vanilla, and pistachio. They all have a light and airy shell with enough moisture to prevent them from being crispy. I will say that some of them, especially the rose and cassis are a bit moist, likely from the filling used, but don’t verge on being soggy.
My sister also purchased croissants during their Croissunday event back in February. Flaky and delicious, they offered many varieties but my favourite were the fruity ones, especially the cassis violette.
Their packaging is absolute stunning (orange also being my favourite colour). The one gripe I do have is that they do not offer boxes for smaller purchases, though I have seen a box for 2 that you can pay for, which looks cheaper and also exposes the already-delicate cookies. It’s hard to make a trip without some of them cracking, which always seems like a waste of the effort put into making them. Also, the long rectangular box of 12 fits much more than 12 macarons, and therefore results in them sliding around (and cracking).
This is my favourite macaron place in Toronto, and I do plan to try their cakes and other pastries one day, perhaps when the hefty price tag is less of a deterrent.