Forno Cultura – Italian Bakery

Forno Cultura - Toronto

Peep in through the long rectangular glass window and your interest may be piqued by either the many people lining up at the counter or the glass counter itself, filled with Italian goodies. Forno Cultura has been around for a while, it is not an “on trend dessert place”. It is where you go if you crave for the classics. Or maybe to taste a bit of nostalgia when you are reminiscing that trip to Italy.

Forno Cultura - Tornto

Forno Italia - Toronto

Forno Italia - Toronto

Forno Italia - Toronto

Forno Italia - Toronto

Who else is in Thursday mode?? We all deserve treats for making it to #almosttheendoftheweek @fornocultura

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Name and Location – King and Bathurst –occupies the ground floor/basement beneath WVRST

Great for – true Italian desserts, freshly baked bread, a quick Italian lunch

What the experts say – “Forno Cultura is one of the city’s most essential food shops, a must-try on any Toronto food tour, run by one of its most naturally talented bakers” – The Globe and Mail

Popular treats – Almond Cannoli, Biscotti, pistachio cookies, the breads

I am totally digging the – The high ceiling, the industrial basement look, the variety of baked goods, the breads (must pick up a loaf!), the Amaretti.

The ‘Meh’ – The staff, the limited seating, the Tiramisu, and the coffee.

What you will shell out – $15 – $20 for two people if you have a coffee each and 3-4 treats. $15 person if you grab a quick sandwich and salad.

Watch out – Can have line-ups and this is time the staff is too busy to help you out in making a decision. Closed on Mondays.

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