I don't know how long Patisserie Monaco has been supplying the St Clair Market - and for all I know, other Loblaw's stores, with patisserie - but I have been pleasantly surprised at both their tastiness and their value for $.
Their spiked lemon meringue tart has a not too sweet lemon curd topped by spiked Italiam meringue - with a very pleasant and quite "short" crust. Their opera is redolent of a deep coffee flavour, not too cloyingly sweet.
I find these products the equal of or even better than Toronto's more renowned establishments - and they sell at around $2.49 - $1 to $1.50 less than the competition.
Don't know how they do it - possibly their Richmond Hill location results in lower overhead ?
Anyone tried their pastries and have opinions ?