Restaurant Spotlight: Beaches Bake Shop & Café in Toronto

March 22, 2011 Katja Presnal

Guest post by Kari Svenneby
Swedish bakery in Toronto

The Beaches Bake Shop & Café focuses on Swedish baked goods and lunch dishes. The cafe has a very Swedish interior with wooden chairs and Dala horses. The way she displays her goods reminds me about how they display baked goods in Sweden.

Swedish bakery in Toronto

Anna is building her cafe on Swedish traditions but also incorporates North American influences in her food. She thinks it is important to adapt her recipes but still remembers her roots. Anna’s cafe is a hub in her community for both kids and adults, but also is a touch stone in Toronto to Scandinavian culture and friendship. She says it is fun to see the amount of people stopping by to take pictures of the front of the store who connect with the Swedish flag.

Swedish bula

Be sure to visit Anna in the Beach for some Swedish culture Canada style. But to make sure you get the cinnamon buns or semla buns (Swedish sweet buns) it might be a good idea to call in advance to place an order. If you don’t live in Toronto – no worry, I have collected some of my favorite spring time recipes for you, including the Swedish sweet buns and you can make them at home.

Beaches Bake Shop & Café 900 Kingston Road, Toronto phone 416.686.2391

Guest post by Kari Svenneby Visit Kari at ActiveKidsClub.com.

Swedish bakery in Toronto

Photos: Jessica Fish

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (0)

  1. Anna Tvinnereim

    Hi there Katja and Kari,
    Thanks so much for this!! It turned out wonderful! I can’t wait to share it with all our customers, friends and potential customers out there. Your blog is fantastic, Katja. I am very excited to be part of it. Have a great day and thanks again for this publicity!!! Please come by soon, Kari and “fika” is on me!! That goes for you as well Katja, next time you’re in Toronto!!!

  2. I love this. My husband and I adore Scandinavian style and when we visit Toronto, will have to add this to our list of stops!

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