Dufflet Pastries shuts down on Yonge


Dufflet Pastries has closed its location near Yonge and Eglinton permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Uptown Yonge BIA announced that the bakery, beloved for its “cakelet” pastries and other sweets, would not be reopening post-pandemic.

The Toronto bakery, which also sells its pastries wholesale around the city, was founded by Dufflet Rosenberg in 1982 with a Queen West location; the uptown shop opened in 2002.

Another Beaches location was shut down in 2018. The Queen West bakery is still operating, along with a wholesale production facility.

The business impact of the pandemic has already claimed a number of Toronto institutions due to a combination of evaporating business and what has proven to be difficult-to-access expense relief from the government. Read our full list of permanently closed Toronto restaurants here.



Natalia came to NOW as the food writer in 2015 before taking over the lifestyle desk in 2019. She has written about food, style, technology, life and travel for the National Post, Sun Media, blogTO and Metro. She enjoys thrift stores and bad puns.

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May 26, 2020

12:08 PM