When we got to Vancouver, our first priority was checking in to our hostel and taking a long-awaited shower (it had been 4 days!).
Our next priority was getting a good meal; Catch 122 Cafe Bistro was just down the street from us, so we decided to grab brunch at 3pm.
Catch 122 Cafe Bistro
Location: 122 W Hastings St
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We had a bit of time before our train, so we decided to spend some time at a cafe instead of lugging our bags around town.
Starbucks and Second Cup were just down the street, but we decided to try a more local cafe.
Location: 5135 Sherbrooke St W
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Full Vegetarian Baguette; sub egg for avocado
I just came back from a week in Vancouver, and living in Gastown, we made it our mission to get our daily caffeine kick from a new place every morning.
Finch’s was not originally on my shortlist of cafes I made before we came, but we passed by it one morning and thought it was adorable – so we made a mental note to come back another morning.
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House
Location: 353 W Pender St
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It’s been 150 years since Confederation of Canada! I’ve been enjoying the promotions and special events that this year has brought us, and am happy to finally take embark on one of our biggest celebrations for this summer – see you soon on the west coast!
Rose milk tea, Uji matcha latte, tieguanyin milk tea
I was pretty sad when I found out
Kung Fu Tea Shop closed their location on Dundas and University two years ago. It was my go-to spot for bubble tea when I was downtown and I would go out of my way to get my fix.
So I was pretty excited when they finally re-opened on Spadina, with a much bigger location and definitely with more foot traffic.
Kung Fu Tea
Location: 264 Spadina Ave
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Royal No. 9 & Uji Matcha
I was a bit surprised when I realized I never wrote anything about The Alley – known as Diagon Alley elsewhere in the world, they opened up last summer in the Commerce Gate Plaza, and has just opened a new location on Main Street Unionville.
Location: 505 Highway 7 E
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One of my favourite types of cake has to be the chiffon cake; so when
QuirkyAesthetics suggested stopping by Little Pebbles for some cake, I readily agreed.
Located in Kensington Market, they have a sign outdoors advertising coffee and Japanese desserts that certainly captured the attention of many passer-bys.
Location: 160 Baldwin St, Unit 4
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We made another visit to Liberty Village to check out School; after trying Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, we were intrigued to come back to try another brunch place.
Location: 70 Fraser Ave
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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen was definitely the top of my list when it came to brunch options – the endless stories I heard about their blueberry buttermilk pancakes were enough to entice me.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Location: 85 Hanna Ave
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We were in search of a brunch place to continue our monthly brunch sessions back when Pig was still in Toronto; we decided on Saving Grace without much expectation.
We headed there early and was surprised to see a line of about fifteen people already there; the restaurant opened and the small space filled up quickly.
Location: 907 Dundas St W
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