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Nova Era Bakery

West End
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980 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1L8, Canada
+1 416-531-1222
06:00 - 23:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This small place has some incredibly delicious pastries. Try one of the scrumptious orange flavored tarts or any of the delectable items filling their cases. They do charge for coffee refills and they only accept debit cards or cash. Be advised that our American debit card would not work on their machine.

Thank DuffyNC
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I am fortunate to live close to this bakery so I often go there to buy bread ( I love their dark loaf , small or large) and pastries. I really like the Natash ( custard tarts) that are being baked throughout the day. They are so fresh and flavorful !I sometimes buy some for my colleagues at work who... More 

Thank klaire2012
Falls Church, Virginia
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We often use it just as a bakery; top marks for that. Also pleasant for an espresso and pastry sitdown.

Thank Clement K
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358 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

There was a time when College Street was a mecca for Portuguese food, but no longer. Nova Era is a holdout from that time, and not to its detriment. Visiting Nova Era should not be a teary-eyed or sentimental affair, rather, motivated by the desire to take in their filling and very tasty traditional breads and pastries, all at very... More 

Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Newfoundland, Canada
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had a pecan square and my husband had the chocolate croissant with coffee. Service was good and the food was delicious and fresh.

Thank Victoria H
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

There are many not bad breads! Especially, I love mini tart in here. (But cake is not good for me.) Moreover, they offer so reasonable price!

Thank Koeun L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It always smells good one in the morning :) A not good cakes, but So good a tart as price. And it has reasonable price I think. I'm trying to taste all of tarts!

Thank Go Eun L
Kitchener, Canada
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a great place for a sandwich. I had a "Bifana" on a fresh Portuguese bun ($5.49) with a coffee ($1.46) and it was delicious. As you can see, prices are very reasonable and the bread is fresh. Staff are very friendly and helpful, if you are not Portuguese and have questions like me. Decor is pretty basic but... More 

Thank Bachatadave
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I eat lunch here at least three times a week, the hand made sandwiches are cheap and delicious. The fresh baked buns and bread are amazing as well as the hand made pastries

Thank makeitlevel
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This Portuguese cafe and bakery is my go to for a variety of deliciousness. You really can't resist the custard tarts, coconut pastries, array of cookies, beautifully designed small pastries that are perfect to grace your dessert table, and delicious cakes you can pick up or order for different occasions. The large mould of creme bruelle is always a hit... More 

Thank 148Sixties

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Portuguese, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-531-1222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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