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La Toulousaine Bakery
Posted by dcsharp on 10/13/2012
special ordered a birthday cake for my mom's 80th. I stopped by to discuss what I was looking for and take recommendations. Two days later I picked up a French style strawberry shortcake that my mom adored, as did everyone at the table. Declicious and beautiful. Very special, and so reasonably priced. Thank you for making a special occasion that much more special.
Posted by ellen schecter on 06/12/2012
The minute I first walked in the door I knew it was true: Paris [or Toulouse] had arrived in New York City. I could be happy just sitting and sniffing, but of course, the pastries: divine. The prices? divine. The ambiance? divine. Don't miss it--or, maybe miss it so it can remain a well-kept secret for the construction workers and neighbors of all sorts who come in and smile. And taste--France.
Posted by anonymous on 04/29/2012
I am a French food snob and am often disappointed with NYC French restaurants and bakeries. I was happily surprised to find La Toulousaine to have croissants and pain au chocolates that rival the patisseries en France. I am very excited about this new addition to the neighborhood and will certainly be back. C'est formidable.
Posted by Caroline on 04/21/2012
I'm so happy this bakery has arrived in my neighborhood! I just got back from a 2-week stay in Paris, and their Croissant aux Amandes is better than anything I had in the city of lights. True, the decor's a bit generic-- but who cares? It's definitely worth a visit.
Posted by caroline on 04/05/2012
I am so happy to have a place like this in our neigborhood! Every time I go there I feel like I am back home...Yes the decor is not as appealing as it could be but it is very clean and the food is to me what counts the most. You have some many pastries and cakes to choose from...my favorite are pain au chocolat, coffee eclair, paris-brest, fruit tarts, madeleines...and I haven't tried everything yet. I brought a fruit tart to a dinner party last week and it was a big success...I will do it again. I can't wait for them to start making bread!The owners are friendly and passionate about what they do...a big plus to me for a real french pastry place that is not overpriced and pretentuous! I really want them to be successful! Bravo!
Posted by Corentin Charles on 03/30/2012
I went there today for the first time and what I can tell you now is that it won't be the last time! I am French and La Toulousaine (I tasted a pain au chocolat) offers pastries that are very good compared to the French food you find everywhere in New York.
Posted by Allie and Wyatt on 03/14/2012
We are so happy that this place has come to morningside heights! When we saw this place opening on our block, we were hoping beyond hope that it wasn't going to be just another crappy pastry resale outlet. We were thrilled to find out that La Toulousaine is the real thing, run by a (very friendly) french couple. Having recently returned from a trip to Montreal, where we found what may be the best boulangerie on this continent (Kouign-Amann), we had a very high standard... The pastries are on par with some of the best we've had. The scent of butter and coffee lure you from the moment you walk through the door. The almond croissants, madeleines, and palmiers are all to die for, and easily warrant a special trip to this spot. The only area this place loses points in is decor, which is a little generic. Don't allow yourself to be turned off by the bright purple sign.