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Dons Bakery

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3119 Hwy 169 | Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
+1 705-762-3937
Sun 07:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shop here at minimum once a weekend all summer long and at the end of summer we stock up! I can't say anything bad about anything I've ever had there, it's all amazing. Only downside is the wait times in line, however the young ladies behind the counter are all very lovely and always have a bright smile on... More 

Thank sam101983
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We have Benny going to Don's for my whole life now. You can order day before, great baked goods the best at good prices. Cinnamon buns, don's buns and eclairs are my favourites .

Thank Steve M
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586 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What is better than a small town bakery. I absolutely love this place. The smell when you walk in. Often there is a line up in the morning in the summer but there is plenty of parking across the street. They are made famous by their butter tarts but there is so much more ! A place you must go... More 

Thank Lisetteki
Oshawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped while visiting the area to see cranberry harvest. What a really nice and tasty place to visit. Wonderful meat pies like we used to get when we were kids. This is a great , old fashioned bakery !

Thank Jim W
Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I went here for scones, to serve with thanksgiving. Haven't been in 15 years, but it still tastes the same as when I was a kid. The place was packed but I made a beeline to the back counter, grabbed some scones and ran out. I guess if you know what you want you can skip the lines around the... More 

Thank Marty M
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the bakery after visiting the cranberry marsh. There is no parking at the store. You will have to park cross the street. There would not be too much choice left for people who arrive at 2 in the afternoon, so if you have request of varieties, get there early! Very nice staffs there too.

Thank QueenEofC
Don's B, Owner at Dons Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for your business! Yes, our parking lot is located across the street and there is tons of parking there. Our products are made from scratch and baked fresh daily, so it's best to come in the morning and we usually sell out of many products by the afternoon. You can also place an order in advance (at least... More 

Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great bakery with some yummy old recipes. Best butter tarts with a flaky pastry. Scones are tasty and freeze well.

Thank Barney B
Don's B, Owner at Dons Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued business over the years. It's very important to us keep the old tradition of Don's strong along with adding some news items along the way too. More 

Brampton, Canada
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846 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went here during lunchtime because of the reviews. When you enter they will give you a queue number. The queue moved fast. We ordered meat pie, chicken pot pie, Cheese bread and lemon squares. The cheese bread was tough not fluffy. The meat and chicken pot pie were cold and didn't taste good. and worst was the Lemon squares... More 

Thank betty l
Don's B, Owner at Dons Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. I wish you had a better experience as our two main goals are quality, scratch-made and delicious baked goods along with superior customer service. The meat and chicken pies are kept in a refrigerated cooler to keep them fresh. Our customers usually purchase by the dozen (or more) and then heat them at home and... More 

Brooksville, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Highly recommend their scones. I buy a few dozen at a time and double-wrap and freeze. Everything here is good. I was pleasantly surprised with their sausage rolls.

Thank Gail B
Don's B, Owner at Dons Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for business! Yes, the sausage rolls are delicious:) More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Busy place. Open 7 days a week end of June to the beginning of September. Meat pies are amazing. They can even be eaten cold

Thank Cathy B
Don's B, Owner at Dons Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for your business! Yes, our meat pies are extremely popular and a great easy lunch or dinner since they are fully cooked. So, you can heat them up fresh or from frozen and it's "easy as pie"! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3119 Hwy 169 | Unit 2, Portage Landing, Bala, Ontario P0C 1A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bala
  • Phone Number: +1 705-762-3937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?