Right at this moment I don’t even care that I found out about this almost a month after the fact. The sad truth is that La Bamboche was forced to close down their beloved Manor Road location last month at the end of April because of lease renewal issues and while all of our love and support will be redirected to their Avenue Road shop, I am still heartbroken over the news and quite frankly, stunned. I know nothing is forever, but you just never think that one of your favourite spots will leave you and as a foodie, news like this hits you hard right the heart.
Fellow Macaron Ambassador, Bonnie, told me the news the other day and I was gobsmacked when I read her e-mail relaying the sad news. I think I speak on behalf of all us when I say that La Bamboche’s Manor shop will be so missed. I know many of us had some of our very first macarons in the city at Manor and boy did many of us go macaron crazy on Macaron Day, treating Manor like our unofficial headquarters. In this post I’m saying goodbye to Manor with a heavy heart, moving forward with future sweet treat plans at Avenue, and sharing the very last photos of macarons that I took from Manor at the beginning of April.
La Bamboche is located at 1712 Avenue Road, north of Lawrence Ave. West at the corner of Fairlawn Ave. You can visit their website, their Facebook page (have you liked them yet?!), follow them on Twitter @labambocheTO, and check out all of Ate by Ate’s La Bamboche’s posts and photos!