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Dons Bakery

$$ - $$$
3119 Hwy 169 | Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
+1 705-762-3937
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (19 reviews)
“chelsea buns” (8 reviews)
“brownie” (9 reviews)
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3119 Hwy 169 | Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cookies were good but service was awful didn't know you had to take a number to even get looked at!! Might return as the food was good but staff need to be more friendly

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

For years, Don's was the "go to" place for scones and butter tarts in Bala. It changed hands a few years ago and the food quality has slipped. The tart crust and scones are not as good as they used to be. Now we only...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we're in Muskoka we make it a ritual to visit Dons. The bakery has been around for years and the local "summer" resident's flock to this bakery religiously regardless of the weather. If you arrive early you are greeted with a short queue...More

Thank BreezeRidge3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to Don's a couple of times in the past. The baked goods have never lived up to the hype (including on this website), but were passable. The line-ups are a pain, but in the context of summer at the cottage, perhaps a...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Don's based on recommendations from the Internet. Apparently the butter tarts are all the rage. We ordered one of each and are glad we stopped at that. The dough was tasteless and not flaky and the contents was not very flavourful and...More

Thank Pamm1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made our yearly visit for scones and butter tarts. They never change and never disappoint! The service this year seemed more friendly than ever - super nice staff.

Thank 907sandy
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Don's has fabulous cinnamon buns with or without raisins. So many things to choose from. The brownies are also excellent. You can call ahead and place an order for next day pickup. With a drive to Bala to see this historic location and the shops...More

Thank Madebes
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Would be the ulitimate trip for goodies in your whole trip to Muskoka. Order your bread at least a day ahead to make sure you get some. Take a number when you arrive as the place is always packed. Sticky buns, triangle fresh bread buns,...More

Thank eboyce
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It seems that Don's is a Muskoka tradition for the cottagers in the area. My stepdaughter said she'd been "dreaming of Don's Chelsea buns" so off we went. The lineup was crazy but you take a number and it moves quickly. The young staff who...More

Thank Ykcat1
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The best place for all your baking needs! A great traditional "must do" every year! Breakfast pastries.. pies..in the freezer ready made lasagna! Ice cream too!

Thank Pam W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3119 Hwy 169 | Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bala
  • Phone Number: +1 705-762-3937
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