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
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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
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Perfecting the Matcha Latte

I first started writing this post over two years ago, but sadly, was not able to perfect the matcha latte until now. There is definitely room for improvement, especially with my latte art skills, but I am finally satisfied with the end product.

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The main issues I faced were clumpy matcha, lackluster foam, and an absence of the vibrant green colour that adorns so many matcha lattes I’ve bought.  Continue reading Perfecting the Matcha Latte

Boba Guys

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Hojicha, Thai Iced Tea, Classic, and Muscat Oolong

I don’t know anyone in Canada that seriously calls it boba – it’s known as bubble tea here, so it was obvious how uniquely American this brand is.

When I first visited the Bay Area is 2014, my friend had recommended that I go here; but time constraints and lack of seriousness in trying different bubble tea led it to be forgotten. This past summer, my friend added it to our itinerary for San Francisco, and off we went in search of one during our one day in San Francisco.

Boba Guys
Location: 429 Stockton St
San Francisco
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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
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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

The Jammery

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Chorizo Toss ($13.99)

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.

The Jammery
Location: 8038 Hwy 97 N
Kelowna, BC
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