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“Excellent bakery - the best!”
Review of Dons Bakery

Dons Bakery
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Bala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

My favourite bakery in Muskoka. They have a most delicious blueberry tarts and lemon squares. Can hardly wait this summer to try more of their pastries.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Wonderful bakery. Staff is friendly and patient. Baked goods are delightful. Worth the trip to Bala!

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We were surprised at how big this bakery is; a great selection of baked goods. We bought a strawberry-rhubarb pie, 2 beef sausage rolls, cheddar cheese tea biscuits, 2 Bala bites (cranberry donuts), a cranberry-apple fritter, a pumpkin square which my husband declared out of this world, 2 fantastic mincemeat tarts, a Red Velvet cupcake which was the only disappointment…..a little on the dry side and not very flavourful. Our only complaint was that nothing was priced and we found our total bill of over $31. on the high side. Guess you pay for quality and freshness which is exactly what we got.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Had dried fruit buns and mince-meat tarts. Both were very good. Because I came in after 2pm, on Saturday, they were sold out of a lot of things.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Despite ownership changes, Don's remains a true Muskoka tradition, with good reason. It's difficult to resist the many outstanding sweets, which are consistent crowd pleasers. I still have no idea how much each item costs, but i don't care. The butter tarts are the best in Muskoka, the date squares are irresistable, the Key Lime Pie ( a recent addition) is unbeatable for a hot summer night's dessert, apple fritters and cinnamon crullers are great with coffee on the dock, and the Chelsea Buns are legendary - as they should be. But, don't overlook the meat pies and chicken pies, which are worth stocking up on before they close in the fall. And their pumpkin pies define fall in Muskoka. If you're a regular cottager, or just heading up to Muskoka for a weekend getaway, no visit is complete without a stop at Don's. The staff are very helpful and enthusiastic, the baked goods are delicious, and the atmosphere is the shop is infectious. Plus, they also carry a limited range of Stephen's Butcher Shop meats - without a doubt the best in Muskoka ( or maybe the world??).

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