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“Nice place for a snack”

Willow Cakes & Pastries
Certificate of Excellence
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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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.
Calgary, Canada
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice place for a snack”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We were out for a drive while staying in Niagara falls and came across this place. We stopped in and had a sandwich and some dessert. It turned out to be a great choice. It was hard to decide which dessert to choose. The people there were very helpful , explaining the desserts and offering their personal favorite as suggestions.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fancy treats!”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Quaint little coffee shop away from the hub bub, but excellent treats. Warning if watching your waist line don't go in, but otherwise enjoy!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Nadia and Terry D
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“wonderful cakes and sandwiches.”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

this is a little cake coffee shop but the quality is excellent. reasonable considering it is Niagara on the lake.

Visited January 2014
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Thank pat m
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Burlington, Canada
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cookies didn't last the drive home!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Stopped in for coffee and treats on the way home.
Michelle was wonderful, she took the time to tell us what each item in the display case was. I ordered 3 cookies to take home to my husband and let's just say...well, they never made it home.
The white chocolate blue berry scones were pretty good too!

Visited November 2013
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Thank pamela2146
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Opelika AL
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207 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“great breads”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We tried numerous breads during our 6 days in NOTL. All were wonderful ! The crust and crumb were lovely and the crust stayed very crisp in a paper sack.

Visited October 2013
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Thank trailrunnerOpelikaAL
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