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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.
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stumbled on this place, on our way to find a coffee shop downtown. As we slowed to turn the corner we saw something that looked as if it might serve coffee - and it had free, onsite parking, so we gave it a try. It wasn't even clear to us that it was open, but we saw someone sitting at a small table outside.

Wow. It was like entering patisserie heaven. Row upon row of delicate cakes and pastries. Yes, we got our coffee, but we also spent way more than we intended on a range of small goodies, and didn't begrudge any of the expense. You know quality when you see and taste it.

You could go in and simply pick up a freshly baked loaf of bread, or a cake. Or, like us, you could linger at one of the tables. It's primarily a bread and cake shop, but comfortable enough to linger to eat and sip tea or coffee.

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Thank Margaret F
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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.

Thank Bill2013bob
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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!

Thank Nadia and Terry D
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

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

Thank pat m
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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!

Thank pamela2146
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