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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Okanagan, there is a breakfast place that everyone talks about – The Jammery. Featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here!, you can find it off Highway 97 North. Our friend took us here on our first full day in the valley, and at around 9am, it was bustling with activity and we were told to wait for about half an hour.
Café Medina is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, nestled along a rather blank street; if not for the long lines of people waiting outside, you might miss it when you walk past. The first time we went there, we were told a party of 4 needed to wait an hour, so we walked around Marshall’s until about 45 mins past to leave a buffer. When we arrived back at the restaurant, we actually just made it in time as the hostess had already called our names a few times and was ready to strike us off the list.
I have reviewed my overall experience at Green Grotto already, but in the last few months, they released a new drink: Maccha Hokkaido Milk Tea.
I already love their Hokkaido milk tea, and I like their maccha milk tea, which meant it was a match made in heaven. The drink comes with grass jelly but I like to substitute with tapioca.
At $6.49, this drink is not cheap by any means, but it is the perfect blend of earthy matcha and sweet Hokkaido milk to leave your tastebuds satisfied. Also, you get 15% off with take-out!
They have opened a new location across from Markville Mall, and have a whopping eight locations now in Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Downtown Toronto, Vaughan, and Mississauga. Browse them all on their website to find the one closest to you.
Khao San Road is probably one of Toronto’s favourite restaurants, and they know it. After taking a year hiatus when moving locations, many of my friends were eager to go back for their KSR fix. While their Charlotte St restaurant is a huge improvement, being back there again reminded me of the same gripes I had with their old location.
This photo is probably one of things that makes Platito stand out – who can scroll past purple chicken and waffles and not be intrigued? Once I saw this photo, my friends and I made many attempts to eat here but the timing wasn’t right. Several months later, we found ourselves walking to Platito on a rainy Sunday morning… only to find it closed. Online, and even the sign on the door indicated that they should be open at that time, so needless to say, we were rather disappointed.
A few weeks later, we made another attempt and called ahead to reserve a spot to make sure they would be open.
And they were!