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Konjiki Ramen

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The first international location of Konjiki Ramen landed in Toronto in late 2017. As my friends and I are always up for a good bowl of ramen, we decided to pay a visit on the coldest day of the year in hopes there would be a shorter line.

Konjiki Ramen
Location: 5051 Yonge St
North York, ON
M2N 5P2 Continue reading Konjiki Ramen

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House of Small Wonder

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When looking for places to eat in Berlin, House of Small Wonder popped up among the top recommendations. After seeing photos from a couple of friends who were in Berlin just before I was, I was determined to pay a visit. I didn’t even know what the menu was like; it was the above photo that drew me in.

House of Small Wonder
Location: Johannisstraße 20
10117 Berlin Continue reading House of Small Wonder

Catch 122 Cafe Bistro

Chorizo Hash
Chorizo Hash

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
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1G8 Continue reading Catch 122 Cafe Bistro

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
V6B 1T1 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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