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Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns: Toronto, Canada

Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns: Toronto, Canada

Name: Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns
Address: 825 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C9, Canada
Website: Website
Instagram: @rosensbuns
Phone: (416) 534-2856
Wifi: No
Tender: Debit,  Credit, Cash
Neighbourhood: Little Italy, Toronto
Type: Pastry

Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns is located in Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood at the corner of College & Ossington. They specialize in one thing and one thing only – the almighty cinnamon bun, although bread pudding is available as well.

The space is clean and minimal. The kitchen is open in the back so you can see where all the cinnamon bun magic takes place alongside stark white walls, mosaic tiles, marble counters, and a painting of Barbara Streisand with cinnamon bun hair. Coffee from Ezra’s pound is available along with tea, but since this space is standing room only you probably won’t be too inclined to linger long and it’s best to take your goodies to go.

Rosen's Buns: Interior
Rosen’s Buns: Interior

Priced at $4 CDN + tax for one or $22 CDN + tax for a half dozen the cinnamon buns are made with brioche which are rolled with a sweet cinnamon/spice blend liquid and then topped with a glaze.  What I liked most about these was richness of the brioche as well as the slight crust formed at the bottom from the cinnamon/brown sugar being baked. The glaze also had just the right amount of sweetness without overpowering the cinnamon and brown sugar goodness. So basically, I liked everything about these.

Rosen's Buns: Cinnamon Buns
Rosen’s Buns: Cinnamon Buns

In addition to cinnamon buns bread pudding loaves are available for $10 CDN + tax. The bread pudding was soft, moist, and flavorful and while definitely being tasty in it’s own right it’s the cinnamon buns that really triumph in this place.

Rosen's Buns: Bread Pudding
Rosen’s Buns: Bread Pudding

So how does it compare to the almighty Cinnabon? Personally, Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns takes the win in my books. The richness of the brioche, the glaze which isn’t overly sweet, and the slightly denser texture are all areas where Rosen’s cinnamon buns excel over Cinnabon. The size is also much more appropriate with Cinnabon basically being way too large and encroaching on the size of my face. The buns of course are best eaten fresh out of the oven, but should you miraculously somehow resist the urge to ingest them all on the spot a quick stint in the microwave easily restores them to their glory. My recommendation to you though is to show up early as they frequently sell-out by midday. They do however frequently update their bun status via social media so be sure to check in on their supply before stepping in or prepare to be disappointed.


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