Toronto’s first all-éclair bakery just landed on Queen St. W. The Nügateau patisserie and café offers a variety of fresh-made éclairs and hand-crafted drinks. Pastry chef and co-owner Atul Palghadmal (formerly of Jelly Modern Donuts) creates nine seasonal flavours complete with cream filling and glaze pairing as well as classic custard and chocolate. Current offerings include Japanese Matcha, Persian Pistachio, Maple Bacon and Salted Caramel ($4.50 to $5.50 each). Palghadmal is also piloting savoury versions of these hand-piped treats, such as foie gras mousse with truffle oil and tomato glaçage ($8.50) and smoked salmon with avocado and wasabi crème ($7.50). Future plans for flavours include Toronto-centric éclairs featuring hand-drawn imagery of the city skyline and iconic streetcars.
717 Queen St. W., Toronto