Anton Yakobov, a proud owner of Antosha Bakery and Cafe. Known well among almost all Russian Torontonians with a sweet tooth, this modest little cafe hidden in the Bathurst-Cedarcroft Plaza has more to offer than just darn good cake.
Twelve years ago, Anton had a humble dream of bringing something new to the area, authentic European and Russian cakes and pastries. With the impressive experience of nineteen years in the industry in USSR as well as Israel Anton was set to make his dream come true. Now, twelve years later, Antosha is known not only locally, but all over Toronto.
Antosha offers eighteen elaborate cakes. Any cake can either be purchased as a whole, or as individual slices. Besides those, there are plenty of Danishes, pies, cookies and cream pastries. The cake's recipes originate in Germany, Italy, France, and Russia, all slightly altered by the immensely experienced and talented chef and owner. "What makes my bakery unique among most other," says Anton, "is the quality and variety of ingredients used. I use four natural creams, French whipping, butter, and sour creams, as well as many kinds of dough. Nothing is made from powder or concentrate; everything is fresh and top quality that is what makes my baked goods so delicious." Anyone with a sweet tooth would be silly to argue with that.
Anton is strongly passionate for his baked goods just as much as creating a pleasant atmosphere and delivering the best customer service. The cleverly decorated space and a flat screen TV make for a relaxing visit, while the slightly more intimate booths and the dimmed lights in the evenings make for a great romantic setting. As for the customer service. Anton is a strong believer in making sure every customer leaves satisfied. Should anyone feel discontented, he is always available to come to the front to speak to the customer in person. Although, personally, I always found the staff very accommodating, even when they are most busy.
And quite notably, the prices are miniscule compared to the quality of the produce. Cakes are around $30 each, and the individual cake pieces are only $3.50. A couple can enjoy a sweet date for only $10-12 for both. So come down to Antosha to drink some good espresso, watch some Russian video clips, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and most importantly indulge in some of the tastiest European and Russian baked goods. also caters to special events and offers custom designed cakes.
The store is located at 1102 centre st, Thornhill.
Quite and relaxing to have your tea and coffee
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perfect dessert for gift, celebration and everything else.
Anton making your delicious sweets