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My favourite cafe in Vancouver

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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
Vancouver, BC
M5T 2E4  Continue reading My favourite cafe in Vancouver

Little Pebbles

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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.

Little Pebbles
Location: 160 Baldwin St, Unit 4
Toronto, ON
M5T 3K7  Continue reading Little Pebbles

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

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.

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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Location: 85 Hanna Ave
Toronto, ON
M6K 3S3  Continue reading Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Saving Grace

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.

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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.

Saving Grace
Location: 907 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1V9 Continue reading Saving Grace

Alchemy Coffee

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Matcha Latte

Independent coffee shops are popping up all over Markham, and the one with the biggest hype has to be Alchemy Coffee. Located in a strip plaza off Highway 7, it’s reputation brings customers in despite the sparse parking.

Alchemy Coffee
Location: 4361 Highway 7 E, Unit 1
Markham, ON
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The Original Pancake House

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Georgian Pecan Pancakes

Pancakes are something I enjoy in extreme moderation. While the first few bites are enjoyable, they quickly become a soggy, mushy mess when syrup is involved.

That being said, my friend tried pancakes at a location in New Jersey, and was determined to go again when we were in Portland. So we found ourselves here on a Friday morning, ready to dig in.

The Original Pancake House
Location: 8601 SW 24th Avenue
Portland
OR 97219  Continue reading The Original Pancake House

Kupfert & Kim

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Nothing is quite as beautiful as colourful food – especially when it’s naturally so. I love trying new combinations to get inspiration for my own creations. The pictures from featuring the bowls from Kupfert & Kim have long intrigued me, and I finally had the chance to pop in during lunch.

Kupfert & Kim
Location: 140 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON
M5V 2L4 Continue reading Kupfert & Kim

Blaze Pizza

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BBQ Chkn and Make Your Own

Blaze Pizza took over the spot that used to house Johnny Rockets, and offers quickly-fired personal pizzas. Their selling point is their Build Your Own pizzas – any amount of toppings all for one price.

Blaze Pizza
Location: 10 Dundas St E, Unit 124
Toronto, ON
M5B 2G9 Continue reading Blaze Pizza

Brunch Box

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Who knew our most ridiculous meal would be in Portland? After a morning of pancakes, doughnuts, and hiking, we were famished and ready for food. A quick search of the area showed that Brunch Box, contrary to their name, was famous for their burgers, so we decided to pay them a visit.

Brunch Box
Location: 620 SW 9th Ave
Portland
OR 97205  Continue reading Brunch Box