Homey Leslieville is even more appealing with the opening of Bobbette & Belle, a 3,000-square-foot space devoted to artisan pastries. The first sweet shop from cake designer Allyson Meredith Bobbitt and former Canoe executive pastry chef Sarah Bell includes a production facility and a retail café. The duo is known for their award-winning wedding cakes, but here, their whoopie pies and brightly coloured French macarons have become signature confections. Exclusively for the holidays, packaged gift sets containing these two treats, plus hand-painted letterpress cookies, are available in three colour themes: traditional red, green and white; romantic pink and green; or ice-cool blue, white and silver. Open Tuesday to Sunday.
1121 Queen St. E., 416-466-8800.