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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (81 reviews)
“pastry” (19 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
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242 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario ON L0S 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bakery that has some tables where you can enjoy sandwiches, coffee and of course cakes and pastries. It is a busy place, and apparently has just expanded its seating area. There is nothing to muffle the sound, so it can be quite...More

Thank walkandroll
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into Willow Cakes & Pastries twice during our trip to Niagara on the Lake. We tried a couple of delicious mousse cakes, the service was fantastic! It was so nice to be able to see into the kitchen, we loved the decor and...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

White chocolate raspberry; Choc peanut butter toblerone; & the cake with a choc covered coffee bean on it. Our family thoroughly enjoyed!! The simple shop was clean and a refreshing/relaxing stop after a full day enjoying the peach festival and wondering amongst the beauty of...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

What a great little gem of a pastry shop! We popped in for a qquick bite after driving into Niagara-on-the-Lake and had fresh pastries and some tea. Very nice!

Thank giwpriestap
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We weren't there for coffee snacks or hanging out, just to pick up some cakes and snacks to take with us. They are higher priced then you could get elsewhere but definitely worth it. They are well above most shop cakes and more on the...More

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I was taken in by an online rave review where the reviewer said that she had traveled extensively and had never been to a better bakery anywhere in the world. After trying Willow's freshly made croissant and almond croissant, I concluded that the other reviewer...More

Thank bluevoter
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Lots of sweet desserts especially scones . Enjoy the assortment. Small shop with local chatter and coffee shop atmosphere. No specialty chocolate with fancy packaging- just plain ole good desserts.

Thank 2fatcatsonthego
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We walked to the Willow for breakfast. Selection was a bit limited on a Sunday morning @ 10:30. Service left a bit to be desired as well. Food was tasty.

Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely selection of pastries, tarts, and cakes (though unfortunately they don't seem to offer cake slices). I had a chocolate/caramel tart. It was pretty good, but not as flavorful as it could have been because it came out rather cold from the fridge. Wish they...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 06:00
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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