A Flutter Of Pure Joy At Almond Butterfly On Harbord Street

City Living, College Street / Little Italy, Restaurants

Wouldn’t it be dreamy to stroll in to your favourite cafe for a morning espresso, and find rows and rows of delicious-looking muffins, cupcakes, and cookies as well?! Oh my!

Welcome to Almond Butterfly, one of Urbaneer’s favourite bakery cafe’s in the city!


* Photo courtesy of @almondbutterflycafe


Here’s a little history.

Almond Butterfly’s story is truly Canadian! The owners, Melody Saari & David Piesina, are both from Montreal, Quebec. They met back in 2011 at a gym they were both training at. At the end of their intense workouts, Melody always had yummy, healthy (and gluten-free) treats for everyone, and that’s where Almond Butterfly was born! Suddenly, all the members became customers!

Almond Butterfly even has a gym-themed name, as “butterfly” refers to the “butterfly” pull-up, a movement that begins with your arms fully extended and finishing with your chin above the bar. Now that sounds intense… could I even do 5 of those? (One sec – let me grab a cookie while I think about it.)

Below is a picture of Almond Butterfly’s humble beginnings in 2011.


* Photo courtesy of https://www.almondbutterfly.com/our-story


Since then, Almond Butterfly has moved to Toronto and the rest is history. Today, it has become a popular place to visit thanks to its delicious offerings. They have two locations: One on Dundas street, a full-service, licensed restaurant, which also offers all-day brunch.

Their other location is on Harbord street, where they offer takeout bakery and excellent coffee, perfect for those days when you want to take a leisurely stroll and grab a tasty treat along the way.

Have dietary restriction? You can have your [cup]cake, and eat it too – guilt-free! All of the delectable baked goods are gluten free and there are plenty of vegan options too.


* Photo courtesy of @almondbutterflycafe


But what makes Almond Butterfly a place that YOU NEED TO VISIT? Everything is always fresh, tasty, and so good. We have never once been there and had a bad experience. Every time, the service is friendly, the food is excellent, and the price is right!

The best part? Almond Butterfly made it on “The Best Cupcakes in Toronto” list by Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan (@chefmarkmcewan). Now that’s high recognition! (Check out our post on his gourmet grocerant at Yonge & Bloor, McEwans!)

When you visit Almond Butterfly, we highly recommend you try their birthday cake vanilla cupcake, as it’s filled with confetti sprinkles on top of a smooth & sweet frosting. Make sure to pair your cupcake with one or two of their tasty vegan breakfast cookies!


* Photo courtesy of @almondbutterflycafe


We can talk about Almond Butterfly until the butterflies turn blue, but we think you need to go experience it for yourselves!

Happiest of devourings!


Almond Butterfly Harbord | Bakeshop & Cafe

100 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6
(416) 792-7994
Daily Hours: 9AM-6PM

* Title courtesy of @almondbutterflycafe



Why are we gushing over Harbord Street today? Because we have a fab listing at The Button Factory – and we think everyone should see it! Also, this leafy, tree-lined pocket between Bloor and College Street – adjacent to Little Italy – is a true sweet spot in Toronto’s neighbourhood fabric. Love this ‘hood!

We’re proud to have brought #3 to market (for the first time in 17 years!), which is a 1340 square foot 1bed+den loft townhouse now offered for sale at $1,484,900!!

We call it, An Authentic Brick & Beam Loft Townhouse In Little Italy’s Button Factory.  Take a peek – it’s GORGEOUS!!

(And here’s us gushing about just the kitchen alone!)



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