Welcome to Kingston, Ontario

The city of Kingston has got to be one of our favourite cities in Ontario to visit. We absolutely love spending time in this beautiful and historic city. Located halfway between Toronto and Montreal, just off the 401 highway, Kingston is an easy place to make a stop on the way or go for a perfect weekend getaway.

The city is located right on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the St Lawrence River, which was once (and briefly) the Capital of Canada and became an important strategic military location. Old Fort Henry is one of the city’s top tourist attractions to this day. Many buildings around town were constructed using local limestone, which provided her with the nickname of Limestone City.


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The Perfect Weekend Getaway

With one of the most vibrant and exciting downtown cores in any city of comparable size, there is plenty of activity to keep you busy during your stay. Enjoy the water views and the area’s natural beauty while you are there. Or stop for a bite to eat at one of the many excellent restaurants in town that make Kingston a top culinary destination.

Take in the sites, historic buildings, architecture, and waterfront parks that make Kingston such an excellent tourist destination. If you love a good ghost story or tales from Canada’s rich historical past, a walking tour is a perfect way to experience and learn about Kingston.

These are just some of the things that keep us coming back time and time again. When it comes time to take a vacation – we look for destinations with plenty of history, scenery, arts, culture, offbeat attractions, and outdoor adventures, and Kingston has it all.

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Bread and Butter Bakery

We first learned of Bread and Butter bakery when we were on our way home from one of Bread and Butter Bakery in Kingston Ontarioour many road trips to Nova Scotia. We stopped in town for a break from the road and to enjoy a nice lunch. While we were there, I did a quick google search for butter tarts, and Bread and Butter Bakery was the top search result. So, on our way out of town, we stopped in to see what they had to offer for our butter tart quest.

The Butter Tarts

These are beautiful tarts with a very hand-made appearance. Each tart is a little different, Butter tarts from Bread and butter bakery in Kingston with a unique and rustic look.



The pastry is very light, flaky, and evenly baked. The flavour is delicious and does not overpower the taste of the tart. It is thick enough to hold the filling in place while eating it, but not overly thick. There is a hint of a salty taste which is an excellent addition to the complexity of the flavours. It is somewhat crumbly, and the pastry has a slight oiliness.



The filling is a nice smooth, rich, buttery consistency that is sweet but not too much. Best Butter tarts in Kingston Ontario can be found at Bread & Butter BakeryThe filling has a little ooze but is not overly runny. There is a nice crisp brule on top and no sugary crystallization on the bottom of the crust. If you prefer your butter tarts with raisins, there are plenty of raisins in their tarts. However, for someone (like me) who doesn’t like raisins – the flavour is not at all overwhelming. The presence of raisins is outweighed by the deliciousness and enjoyment of the butter tart.

Crust to Filling Ratio:Sweet Raisin butter tarts Bread and Butter Bakery in Kingston Ontario the sweetest rogue trip

This is a decent crust-to-filling ratio. The filling comes up to about 2/3 the way up the crust. Although the crust is a bit thick, you still get a good amount of filling and a slight amount of pastry in every bite.

Overall Experience:

These butter tarts are delicious tart that satisfies even the harshest critic. The filling and the crust’s flavours were both light, subtle, and tasty. The mouthfeel when eating these tarts is deliciously gooey, rich, luscious, and decadent. You will also be able to enjoy these tarts on the go, but be sure you have some napkins on hand, just in case.

Beyond the Butter Tart:

Bread and Butter Bakeshop makes so many varieties of other baked goods, including bread, loaves, muffins, scones, croissants, cupcakes, squares, pies, other tarts, and so much more. The first time we visited, we found ourselves buying so many treats, we couldn’t decide what to try. They had a lemon blueberry cinnamon bun that was calling to us, and it did not disappoint. The cupcakes are fabulous – so pretty and full of flavour.


Best Almond Croissant

If you love almond croissants as much as I do – you need to try them at Bread & Butter. MyThe best almond croissants at Bread & Butter Bakery in Kingston Ontario love of almost croissants began over 20 years ago when I worked in a bakeshop cafe in Toronto that specialized in french croissants. I have been looking for outstanding ones ever since. Most I have tried have been very dry, overbaked, and unimpressive. However, at Bread and Butter Bakery, they are sheer perfection. They are exactly what I have been looking for.


You will love visiting Bread & Butter when you visit Kingston, ON.


Kingston’s Favourite Bakery

All the baked goods at Bread and Butter Bakery are made fresh from scratch daily, using quality ingredients and with a lot of love. Every single item we have tried has been fantastic. So, whether you are looking for a road trip snack or maybe a dessert for the evening. Perhaps you are on the hunt for something to satisfy your sweet tooth; whatever you are craving, Bread & Butter Bakery is the place to go. This is probably the best bakery in Kingston and extremely popular with locals.

Since this first visit, we always prioritise stopping at Bread and Butter Bakery whenever we are on a road trip that passes through Kingston, Ontario. We have already started planning for the next time to get out for a Sweet Rogue Trip and head back to visit Kingston- our favourite city in Ontario.

You can find Bread and Butter Bakery at:

1530 Bath Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 2Y3




*note: All butter tart reviews are our opinions only, based on our experiences and personal preferences. Your experiences and opinions may vary.

If you know of a fantastic bakery making what you think is Ontario’s best butter tarts, we would love to hear from you. Let us know. We can plan a future road trip to check them out and include them in our #ButterTartQuest.                           Contact Roguetrippers with your suggestions.


Adventurer, gastro-tourist, avid road tripper, and butter tart aficionado. Exploring the road less travelled and the adventures that exist for all to see if you open yourself up to new possibilities. Greg and his husband Nick are residents of Guelph, and their greatest joys in life are exploring the world around them. Road trips with no real destination are a favourite past time. Get off the beaten path and discover somewhere they have never been before. Sometimes the best vacations are the ones you don't really plan. Life is about the journey together and not the destination.

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