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Willow Cakes & Pastries

242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-2745
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“cake” (30 reviews)
“pastry” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stopped for coffee, but could not resist the baked goods! I've had the tarts and especially enjoyed the key lime tart! Everything looked amazing!

Thank Ross H
WillowCakes, Sales & Marketing Manager at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this review

Hi Ross, Thank you for the great review!! We have different treats every day...you'll have to stop by again soon and try something new!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this coffee shop several times in the past and enjoyed time spent there. Coffee was good and cakes even better. Not this time though. I visited at end of the day. And coffee was old, sour and watered down to make it...More

Thank alilka
WillowCakes, Director of Sales at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this review

Hi Alilka, We're so sorry for the negative experience. Please do not hesitate to inform our staff if the coffee is not the freshest; we're happy to make a new pot! We hope that you'll come back and give us another try!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

It is truly an experience to go here, my granddaughter was amazed to see them preparing in the kitchen through the huge glass windows..... excellent bakery items.

Thank illiannaval
Reviewed 28 March 2017

So the good part is I do like to highlight amazing places - this is one of them BUT please leave me a table! I struggle still being GF - this place is amazing! The muffins - you wouldn't believe were GF they are so...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Gotta have the peanut butter cheesecake - best ever!!!!! Best bday present to self! Beyond delicious - great service!

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Excellent sandwiches, pastries for a light breakfast, lunch or coffee/tea with a pastry. Breads, cookies, baked treats are wonderful.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I live in the area and have been there a couple of times. As I stated in my title review sandwiches are great and we have also had I think it was banana bread excellent. The reason for my 3 star rating is the last...More

Thank jan g
WillowCakes, Manager at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Thank you for your review, it is helpful to hear about the good and the bad. I'm glad that the food was good but it is unfortunate to hear that you didn't receive the service to match it. We want both the food...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Willow has the feel of a small French neighborhood bakery. They have a handful of tables where you can enjoy coffee, tea, cocoa, baked goods and sandwiches. Their baked goods are delicious and they always have a few gluten-free offerings. We recently ordered a delicious...More

Thank Sidney_Brewer
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Definitely a cut above! The coffee was excellent, pastries great, and the place was humming. On site bakery were the pastries are made ensures you get a nice fresh treat. Seating is a bit limited but adequate.More

Thank tellmetrue
WillowCakes, Public Relations Manager at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this review

It's our favourite time of year here at the bakery and we're thrilled you were able to stop by and enjoy some treats! Our team works hard all through the night and day and are very proud of the tasty pastries you see when you...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

On our weekend getaway to Niagara On The Lake we wanted to take some treats back to our hotel room to have with coffee by the fireplace. We stopped into Willow Cakes and Pastries and thought we had died and gone to food heaven !!!...More

Thank bonnie123Ontario
WillowCakes, Public Relations Manager at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this review

Hi Bonnie - Wow thank you so much for your glowing review! The holiday season is one of our favourite times of the year and our pastry team loves preparing all the amazing goodies you see in the store! We're thrilled you included us on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 06:00
08:00 - 06:00
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08:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-2745
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It is hard to say what pastry chef and proprietor Catherine O'Donnell is best known for - her incredible breads, decadent cakes, or her decidedly delicious pastries. Unquestionably, they are all worth the trip to Willow Cakes and Pastries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, christened "a place of pilgrimage for anyone with a sweet tooth" by James Chatto in the LCBO's Food and Drink magazine. Stepping into Willow Cakes and Pastries feels like a trip to the Continent and a European patisserie. Customers experience the feel of both a local bakery and an exquisite boutique - surveying the breads, chocolates, cakes and tarts in gleaming display cases, watching Catherine and her team at work through the viewing window or lingering over coffee and a newspaper. Whether you are in the market for a show stopping wedding cake, a dessert to impress your guests, a gift to be savoured, or a coffee and quick bite on the go, Willow Cakes and Pastries is truly a "must stop shop" in Niagara.