Jedd's Frozen Custard Patisserie Cafe opened yesterday and I stopped by to check it out today. Towards the front of the cafe is a display with bread, baguettes, macarons and patisseries from Thuet. They also had cookies, brownies, lemon tarts, deep dish pies and a couple of non-descript cakes in the display, along with some uninspired looking sandwiches.
Towards the back are the coffee and custard machines. They currently have three flavours, vanilla, chocolate and raspberry custard. You can order plain scoops of custard or more extravagant concoctions like banana splits, milkshakes, espresso affogato, some peanut butter thing and sundaes with homemade fruit toppings (mango, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple etc.) and fun stuff like crushed oreos, peanuts, M&M's, etc. Apparently they make the fruit toppings in a kitchen on Mt Pleasant somewhere.
I ordered a chocolate sundae with a thick luscious, raspberry topping and oreo cookie bits. I've never had custard before so nothing to compare with but it was just meh for me. It was fairly thick with a very smooth texture but I found the chocolate flavour wasn't intense enough - could be the way it's supposed to be but I would prefer a scoop of Cioccolato al Peperoncino from Il Gelatiere. The raspberry topping was the best part - large chunks of fruit and not too sweet. I also had a taste of the vanilla and it was kinda grainy. One small scoop of custard with toppings was $4.25, tax not included.
They also sell 1/2 litre containers of custard to take home for $9. Once they get going they plan on creating a wide range of flavours.
During this opening weekend, they are giving out free (tiny) samples of the custard and free cups of coffee.
Here's the link to the site but there's nothing there except the address.
The only thing I'm happy with is that I now have quick access to good bread and baguettes from Thuet and Jules via la Boheme.
647 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA
609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA