Chicago Magazine - Hot List : 10 Places Everyone is Talking About
Vote : Best new sweet shop | 2012 Eat Out Awards
What People are Saying :
Michigan Avenue Magazine :
"The new bakery’s design also restores some of the landmark building’s original features (such as the Art Deco-style curved walls, cove molding, and revolving doors), which perfectly complement the 30-seat, French-inspired café."
Chicago Now : Article by Kelly Brosnan
"There is an undeniable charm to this Euro-style cafe. You can see exactly what happens when someone dares to transform years of dirt and dust from an old space into an oasis of calming cafe culture, steps away from Millennium Park." Click here
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What do customers think? (Quotes taken from Yelp!)
"If you are anywhere near the loop-don't miss this gem ... This charming little spot could have been on any street in Paris. They did a terrific job with the decor. Just enough to say France but not over done."
"This is a beautiful cafe in the perfect setting to enjoy pre-CSO concert, or perhaps after a walk around Millennium Park. If you dreamed up what your ideal neighborhood pastry shop and cafe would look like it would be Toni's"
"What I love most about this place is how authentic it is, my grandmother lived in France for a few years, and raves about how similar this place is to cafes in France. There's so much attention to detail"
"I was excited to see this in downtown and the place was amazing looking."
"A French patisserie in Chicago, you say? Mais oui! It's easy to miss this cute little cafe as it's sandwiched in between office buildings on Washington between Michigan and Wabash.
"I stopped in for lunch on a Friday, and was pleasantly surprised to find that this isn't your run-of-the-mill cafe. It has a real European feel to it"
"I lived in Paris for some time and this Patisserie is as close to a top notch Parisian Patisserie as one can get this side of the Atlantic.
"I expected Toni to be more of a corporate, copycat bakery and sandwich shop. Not sure why but I did. IT WAS THE OPPOSITE. From the minute I walked in I knew that I was someplace special."
"just the shot in the arm that the Loop needed for decent food in a cute setting. The decor is charming and bright, and very Parisian."
Oh, my goodness! My new little escape from the lacklustre food establishments in the Loop.
Expect a sexy little spot of French pastries and baguettes, in a gorgeous space with high ceilings and curvaceous grey-white marble counters.