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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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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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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I was on the hunt for a place to work after dinner on a Tuesday night, and found Funky Munky Cafe. I wasn’t looking for bubble tea, but imagine my surprise when I walked in to find that they offered bubble tea in addition to coffee and tea.
Funky Munky Cafe
Location: 9275 Markham Rd, Unit 7
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I love gelato, but combined with tea flavours? I’m sold.
Location: 394 Queen St W
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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.
Location: 4361 Highway 7 E, Unit 1
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