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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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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (16 reviews)
“sticky buns” (3 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

They have some of the best desserts around. It is worth the extra price for the quality of the items.

Thank KMR115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick stop between plays, nice cup of coffee and a wide selection of sweet and savoury treats. We split a lime cheesecake and it was a nice light bite to keep you going. Staff was friendly in this slightly out of the way place (if...More

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little spot just outside of the main town. The pastry/cake selection is delightful. There are individual size portions in addition to what you would regularly expect. Our lemon mouse cake was light and tart. A great balance accompanied with pipping hot fresh coffee. Great...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for light lunch or sweet snack Small space, recently renovated. Specialty breads, cakes , prepared sandwiches and great coffee.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want something special, this is the place. I bought a wonderful cake here for my friend's birthday. They did a special Happy Birthday sign made of chocolate. They have great gluten free products. They are pricey but well worth it.

Thank Candiane
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a bakery that has some tables where you can enjoy sandwiches, coffee and of course cakes and pastries. It is a busy place, and apparently has just expanded its seating area. There is nothing to muffle the sound, so it can be quite...More

Thank walkandroll
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went into Willow Cakes & Pastries twice during our trip to Niagara on the Lake. We tried a couple of delicious mousse cakes, the service was fantastic! It was so nice to be able to see into the kitchen, we loved the decor and...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

White chocolate raspberry; Choc peanut butter toblerone; & the cake with a choc covered coffee bean on it. Our family thoroughly enjoyed!! The simple shop was clean and a refreshing/relaxing stop after a full day enjoying the peach festival and wondering amongst the beauty of...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

What a great little gem of a pastry shop! We popped in for a qquick bite after driving into Niagara-on-the-Lake and had fresh pastries and some tea. Very nice!

Thank giwpriestap
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We weren't there for coffee snacks or hanging out, just to pick up some cakes and snacks to take with us. They are higher priced then you could get elsewhere but definitely worth it. They are well above most shop cakes and more on the...More

Thank Bryan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 06:00
Monday
08:00 - 06:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 06:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 06:00
Thursday
08:00 - 06:00
Friday
08:00 - 06:00
Saturday
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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Description
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.
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