Inside Ladurée, Toronto’s first location of the fancy French macaron boutique
Best known for its macarons, the luxury French pâtisserie also serves more substantial sweet and savoury dishes in the 26-seat tea salon. Menu items include the brand’s signature rose raspberry French toast, croque monsieurs and other sandwiches, soups, loaf cakes imported from France and even a full afternoon tea service. Coming soon: ice cream. Starting in February, Ladurée will take reservations, but for now, customers have to form a lineup in the mall’s hallway, à la Cheesecake Factory.
In addition to espresso-based beverages and fresh-pressed juices, the tea salon serves a variety of specialty teas from Ladurée’s own collection. Also: Ladurée’s popular chocolate chaud, a rich and creamy drinking chocolate.
The pastel pink 18th century-inspired Parisian tea room blends signature details like gold lattice finishes and a crystal chandelier, with modern touches including geometric marble tile flooring, and velvety furniture. It’s very French Barbie Dream House.