Soft serve filled cakes at Eva’s Original Chimneys, Toronto

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Jess with her ice cream at Eva'sJess, aged 15, writes: During our short stay in Toronto, our family had an amazing time visiting Eva’s Original Chimneys. This shop makes chimney cakes, rolls them in various toppings, and then fills them with different treats. The result was a massive and incredibly delicious snack which I would love to have again!

I had found Eva’s Original Chimneys from a video online, and subsequently begged my parents to let us go. Luckily they agreed, and while the shop is not in the centre of the city, it was very easy to get there. Though we had no idea how to navigate the subway system, we easily found the neccessary stop and walked to the shop.

Eva's Original Chimneys
There was such a wide variety of choices!

Once entering the shop, we were greeted by chimney cakes of all shapes and sizes. Chimney cakes are Hungarian cake treats, which are generally rolled into a cylindrical shape. The chimney cakes had been rolled in different toppings, such as cinnamon sugar, coconut, and graham crackers. There was an option to buy the chimney cakes by themselves, but we opted for the more calorific versions…

I chose the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, which consisted of: a cone shaped chimney cake rolled in graham crackers, a chocolate to stop the toppings falling out, vanilla soft serve, berry coulis, cheesecake pieces, more soft serve, and strawberry sauce. Dad opted for a coconut themed option, mum tried a chocolate themed chimney cake, and Robert “made his own”, choosing cheesecake, nutella, and pretzels.

Eva's Original Chimneys
With our treats!

When our chimney cakes arrived, we were astounded by their size. My one was taller than my head! The treat was scrumptious – especially the cheesecake and the cone. It was a really unique place to eat, tasted really good, and was generally really exciting. Our portion was so big that we had no reason to eat lunch, and were sated until supper.

Overall, we all had a really great time at Eva’s Original Chimneys. It was a very special place with fantastic food, and I recommend it to anyone visiting Toronto.

You can find Eva’s Original at 454 Bloor Street West, Toronto. The cones cost around 6-10 CAD each (that’s around £3 to £6). Do note that it is a cashless shop, so bring a credit card!

Read about our trip to Toronto in more detail – and find out our tips for what to do!


10 Responses

  1. Marta

    These look so delicious! well done for seeking them out: my pick would have been a mix of yours: nutella and raspberries are a surprisingly good combination 🙂

  2. Katja

    My kids just saw these photos and have declared that we must go to Toronto for our next holiday! These look truly fabulous 🙂

  3. Eloise

    Oh it looks very yummy! I love the make your own option… It’s just perfect to mix all the best flavours!! Nutella? Ok, I’m on my way!!

  4. Megan Jerrard

    Oh wow so those are actually cakes topped with ice-cream and not cones – AWESOME!!! I don’t think you would have had too much convincing for your parents to let you go – your dad looks pretty excited about his Chimney cake – thanks for the tip on Eva’s Original Chimneys – hadn’t heard about this hungarian treat before – if we make it to Toronto, I’ll definitely stop by for an afternoon!

  5. Jo

    wow these look delicious… and at 3-6 a pop, it wont put a dent in your wallet. I never also knew low value shops accepting “only” credit cards- but its neat and glad you mentioned it in your article – thats some useful info right there. Now if only I could get my hands on one of those amazing chimney cakes – yum!

  6. knycx.journeying

    Absolutely mouthwatering and tempting. If I am not on a low sugar diet I would definitely want to go there in a second! The presentation of the desert is nice and it’s great that you guys had a great time!

  7. Cathy (MummyTravels)

    Oh wow these sound delicious – I very much regret missing these while I was in Toronto! Great tip for next time… if I can only decide which flavour. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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