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Willow Cakes & Pastries

242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-2745
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cake” (30 reviews)
“pastry” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and pastries are always tasty, but the coffee station needs to be check more often,so coffee is fresh too.Been there many times. It can be addicting.

Thank Meow24
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I came to Willow Cakes & Pastries as part of a culinary walking tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Hearing that there were vegetarians on the tour, the staff prepared a special strawberry mousse because the other dessert contained gelatine. Whether or not one is...More

Thank michaelpatrickfr2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the first steps in we knew this would be super. OK the location may look a wee bit negative and do not let that stop you. The front of staff,and owner, greeted us and totally took care of us. We ordered the Signature Tastings...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at this location. Not only do they have sweets but wonderful sandwiches, quiche & pot pies.

Thank mdfw2gc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go whenever we are in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Always a favourite part of our trip. Looking forward to seeing it when the renos are done!

Thank PurpleFlower2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited several times while in the Niagra OTL area and each time it has been wonderful experience. Great bakery selection. and sandwiches. Everyone should skip the Tims across the road and use the delightful bakery. Well done folks.

Thank Torontotravelller
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Just stopped for coffee, but could not resist the baked goods! I've had the tarts and especially enjoyed the key lime tart! Everything looked amazing!

Thank Ross H
WillowCakes, Sales & Marketing Manager at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Ross, Thank you for the great review!! We have different treats every day...you'll have to stop by again soon and try something new!

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I've been to this coffee shop several times in the past and enjoyed time spent there. Coffee was good and cakes even better. Not this time though. I visited at end of the day. And coffee was old, sour and watered down to make it...More

Thank alilka
WillowCakes, Director of Sales at Willow Cakes & Pastries, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi Alilka, We're so sorry for the negative experience. Please do not hesitate to inform our staff if the coffee is not the freshest; we're happy to make a new pot! We hope that you'll come back and give us another try!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

It is truly an experience to go here, my granddaughter was amazed to see them preparing in the kitchen through the huge glass windows..... excellent bakery items.

Thank illiannaval
Reviewed 28 March 2017

So the good part is I do like to highlight amazing places - this is one of them BUT please leave me a table! I struggle still being GF - this place is amazing! The muffins - you wouldn't believe were GF they are so...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 06:00
08:00 - 06:00
08:00 - 06:00
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08:00 - 06:00
08:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 905-468-2745
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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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