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13 Best Bakeries in Markham

13 Best Bakeries in Markham

Looking to order sweet treats and confections from the best bakeries in Markham?

I was never much of a pastry person growing up, but I’ve definitely grown to love them as I’ve gotten older.

Whether you’re looking to pick up a sweet pastry for yourself or order a decadent birthday cake for a loved one, you’ll definitely want to visit these bake shops in Markham.

Here are some of the best bakeries to visit in Markham, Ontario!

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Best bakeries in Markham


Pastries from Cho-Kwok-Lat in Main Street Markham, Ontario

Cho-Kwok-Lat

Located in Main Street Markham is this adorable little patisserie and chocolaterie, which offers all kinds of delicious baked goods and sweet treats.

Along with their delicious and beautiful pastries, they’ve also got chocolates, sweets, and jams that you can take home with you!

Chef Chris Kwok has worked in fine dining restaurants and hotels across Canada, and he’s won multiple awards, including Canada’s World Chocolate Master in 2017.

Pastries from Cho-Kwok-Lat in Main Street Markham, Ontario

They also have a small selection of coffee and tea drinks, perfect for pairing with one of their decadent pastries.

Cho-Kwok-Lat in Main Street Markham, Ontario

The interior is also lovely, and I love the fun and bright orange theme going on in the shop!

Cho-Kwok-Lat in Main Street Markham, Ontario

They use in-season ingredients sourced from local farms when possible, and they’re passionate about helping the environment and reducing food waste.

Too Good to Go surprise bag from Cho-Kwok-Lat in Markham, Ontario
Day-old pastries from Cho-Kwok-Lat, purchased via the Too Good to Go app.

You can even find them on Too Good to Go, a food app where you can buy leftover food that would’ve gone to waste at a discounted price!

LOCATION: 31 Main St N, Markham, ON


Pastries from Yuzu No Ki Cafe & Patisserie at J-Town Shopping Centre in Markham, Ontario

Yuzu No Ki Cafe & Patisserie

French pastries paired with Japanese flavours are what you’ll find at Yuzu No Ki.

Their cakes and pastries are absolutely gorgeous, and they’ve got so many unique offerings!

Pastries from Yuzu No Ki Cafe & Patisserie at J-Town Shopping Centre in Markham, Ontario
Cakes from Yuzu No Ki Cafe & Patisserie at J-Town Shopping Centre in Markham, Ontario

They also have delicious Japanese-inspired drinks on the café menu, including their Yuzu Ginger Jasmine Tea and Black Sesame Kinako Latte.

Their Hojicha Latte is one of the best hojicha lattes I’ve had in the city!

Drinks from Yuzu No Ki Cafe & Patisserie at J-Town Shopping Centre in Markham, Ontario
Black Sesame Kinako Latte and Hojicha Latte.

They’re located right in the heart of J-Town, a Japanese shopping centre in Markham that’s super fun to explore.

You’ll even find some of their offerings inside Mofu Japanese Bakery, which is also in J-Town!

LOCATION: 3160 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON


Butter Baker

Butter Baker is a Toronto-based French bakery, and they’ve also got a location in Markham!

Find everything from croissants to chiffon cakes – heaven on earth for all of the baked goods.

Their soft serve is actually only available from April through October, and the flavours change up every month, including flavours like Strawberry Vanilla and Guava Vanilla.

Everything in their shop is handcrafted using natural ingredients and local Ontario dairy and free-run eggs.

LOCATION: 140 Amber St, Unit #10, Markham, ON


Cakes from Duo Pâtisserie & Café in Markham, Ontario

Duo Pâtisserie & Café

Duo is known for their French-inspired pastries with a Japanese twist, and they’ve got everything from classic pastries, to beautiful cakes, to chocolate bon bons.

They’ve also got all the classic espresso drinks, teas, and tea lattes if you’re looking to pair your treat with a drink.

Pastries from Duo Pâtisserie & Café in Markham, Ontario
Cakes from Duo Pâtisserie & Café in Markham, Ontario

Their patisserie is located by Highway 7 & Leslie in the same plaza as Congee Queen, and there’s minimal seating if you’re looking to enjoy your coffee and pastry inside.

Otherwise, stop by their adorable café location in Richmond Hill by Leslie & 16th!

LOCATION: 230 Commerce Valley Dr E, Markham, ON


Patisserie Fleur

Patisserie Fleur is another aesthetic bakery serving up French-inspired cakes.

Go for one of their mini cakes if you’re looking for an afternoon treat or pick up a large cake for a celebration.

They even do custom cakes if you’re looking to do something extra special for someone!

If you’re looking to do afternoon tea, they offer afternoon tea takeout with 8 sweet and savoury pastries and a tea drink of your choice.

You can find their little bake shop in Downtown Markham – spend some time exploring the neighbourhood afterwards!

LOCATION: 180 Enterprise Blvd, Unit 103, Markham, ON


Saint Germain Bakery inside Markville Mall in Markham, Ontario

Saint Germain Bakery

We were honestly so shocked by how delicious Saint Germain’s pastries were the first time we tried them.

Cantonese-style pastries are almost always delicious, but Saint Germain’s pastries are truly something special.

They’re all about local, fresh, and whole ingredients, and they’ve got plenty of unique baked goods alongside classic Hong Kong bakery staples and Chinese-style fruit cakes.

We especially love their Matcha Bun, Taro Pastry, and Black Sesame Pastry.

They’ve got a huge selection of pastries and baked goods to choose from, and there’s no tax if you buy 6 or more!

You can find their Markham location inside Markville Mall, and you’ll often find a line-up, especially during lunch hours!

LOCATION: 5000 Hwy 7, Markham, ON


Lucullus Bakers & Roasters in Downtown Markham, Ontario

Lucullus Bakers & Roasters

Lucullus is a Hong Kong-style bakery serving up all your fave Hong Kong bites and drinks, and they’ve been around since 1991.

They bake their pastries and cakes fresh daily, as well as their freshly-made steamed rice boxes and dim sum.

Hong Kong-style pastries from Lucullus Bakers & Roasters in Downtown Markham, Ontario
Omega-3 Egg Tart, Spinach and Feta Croissant, and Curry Pastry from Lucullus.

You’ll find classic HK pastries like Egg Tarts and BBQ Pork Buns, as well as more modern takes like their Deep Fried Crab Buns!

For drinks, they’ve got authentic Hong Kong-style milk tea (also known as lai cha in Cantonese) as well as pre-made drinks with ingredients like red bean, black sesame, and walnuts.

The interior of their Downtown Markham space is gorgeous, with plenty of eclectic decor pieces and cool industrial details.

You can find them in Downtown Markham or at 14th and Kennedy, and they’ve also got locations in Richmond Hill and North York!

Be sure to take a walk around the Downtown Markham neighbourhood afterwards – there’s so much to do in the area!

LOCATION: Various locations


Spicy Cod Roe Croissant from Hazukido Canada

Hazukido

If you’re as obsessed with croissants as I am, you’ll want to pay a visit to Hazukido at Markville Mall.

They bake their croissants fresh daily using French butter and Japanese flour, so they’re perfectly crispy and tender.

You can even watch the bakers making all the croissants from outside their storefront at the mall!

Croissants from Hazukido Canada at Markville Mall in Markham, Ontario

They’ve got all kinds of sweet and savoury options, including flavours like Hazelnut Chocolate and Truffle Crab Croissant.

I tried their Spicy Crab Roe Croissant, which has a nice subtle spice to it and is perfectly buttery!

Spicy Cod Roe Croissant from Hazukido Canada

They’ve also got a selection of classic and unique coffee and tea drinks, like their Okinawa Brown Sugar Macchiato and Charcoal Roasted Oolong Milk Tea.

They’re actually a chain based out of Taiwan, and Toronto was their first Canadian destination!

You can find them across downtown and the GTA, including a few locations in North York.

LOCATION: 5000 Hwy 7, Markham, ON


Asian-inspired croissants from Bake Code Croissanterie in Toronto

Bake Code

Bake Code is run by the same people behind Chatime (one of the world’s most popular bubble tea spots) in Canada, and they make some of the best pastries and desserts here in Toronto.

A lot of their desserts are inspired by Asian flavours, including their macarons, chiffon cakes, croissants and more!

They have some of the best croissants in Toronto, with flavours like Salted Egg, Mushroom Truffle, and Vietnamese Coffee.

They even have online ordering and delivery to make your life easier.

Fun fact: Chatime and Bake Code have their head office in Markham!

LOCATION: Various locations


Chestnut Cream Bun from Hattendo at Markville Mall in Markham, Ontario

Hattendo

This Japanese dessert chain makes the fluffiest cream buns with all kinds of different Asian-inspired fillings.

Their pillowy cream buns are sweet perfection, and they’ve got a variety of flavours including their classic Custard Cream Bun and Matcha Cream Bun.

I also love that they have seasonal flavours like their Chestnut Cream Bun and Earl Grey Cream Bun for winter!

Chestnut Cream Bun from Hattendo in Markham, Ontario
The seasonal Chestnut Cream Bun from Hattendo.

They’ve also got a bunch of different Japanese-inspired lattes and drinks, as well as other sweet and savoury bites like fruit and katsu sandos.

Hattendo at Markville Mall in Markham, Ontario

The Hattendo chain started in Japan back in the 1930s, and they currently have 5 locations in the GTA, with two in Markham!

You can find an actual store by Woodbine & Steeles, and they’ve also got a shop inside Markville Mall.

LOCATION: Various locations


Daan Go Cake Lab in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Daan Go Cake Lab

Daan Go is most well-known in Toronto for their adorable character macarons, but they’ve also got incredible cakes, cookies, ice cream, and even drinks!

A lot of their desserts feature Asian-inspired flavours, whether you’re craving Vietnamese coffee or durian.

Character macarons from Daan Go Cake Lab in Richmond Hill, Ontario
Macarons from left to right: white peach, salted caramel, black sesame, blueberry, HK milk tea, Vietnamese coffee.

A lot of their cakes are topped with their delicious macarons, and they’ve even got fun shaped mini cakes like their Lucky Duck and Ramen Bowl!

They’ve got a whole range of cute and creative creations, and they’ve even got lucky cat smash cakes that are perfect for gifting.

Owner Christopher Siu first starred on season 2 of MasterChef Canada, and he came back for season 7 and won the title of MasterChef!

Also, if you’re wondering what “daan go” means, it means “cake” in Cantonese!

Daan Go Cake Lab at Times Square plaza in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Daan Go Cake Lab has a location at Times Square on the border of Markham and Richmond Hill, as well as in Chinatown, Scarborough, and Mississauga!

They’ll also be opening their first location in Vancouver in spring 2023!

LOCATION: 550 Hwy 7, Building C Unit 70, Richmond Hill, ON


VaVa Designer Cakes in Richmond Hill, Ontario

VaVa Designer Cakes

VaVa Designer Cakes is on the border of Markham and Richmond Hill, so we’ll include it in here anyway.

They’re known for their amazing chiffon cakes, which come in Asian-inspired flavours like taro and mango!

You can order one of their regular sized chiffon cakes for a celebration, or grab a box of their mini chiffon cakes to sample all the different flavours.

They also now have a location in North York, just south of Yonge & Steeles!

LOCATION: 330 Hwy 7, Unit 102A, Richmond Hill, ON


Honey Honey Cakery in Markham's Main Street Unionville

Honey Honey Cakery

Located in the heart of Main Street Unionville is this adorable little cake shop specializing in Asian-inspired thousand layer crepe cakes.

From their signature Honey Crepe Cake to their Taro Crepe Cake, they have a bunch of different flavours to choose from.

They even have an 8-inch crepe cake featuring 10 slices of different flavours, if you’re looking for a lil’ variety!

They also serve up basque cakes, roll cakes, and chiffon cakes.

Grab their cake and coffee special and enjoy it on their adorable and super Instagrammable front patio!

Afterwards, you can take a little walk around Toogood Pond Park, where there’s a super nice walking trail.

LOCATION: 158 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON


Best bakeries in Markham:

  1. Cho-Kwok-Lat
  2. Yuzu No Ki Cafe & Patisserie
  3. Butter Baker
  4. Duo Pâtisserie & Café
  5. Patisserie Fleur
  6. Saint Germain Bakery
  7. Lucullus Bakers & Roasters
  8. Hazukido
  9. Bake Code
  10. Hattendo
  11. Daan Go Cake Lab
  12. VaVa Designer Cakes
  13. Honey Honey Cakery

These were some of the best bakeries to visit in Markham!

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