All posts tagged: brunch

Toronto Cafes you Need to Check Out

There’s nothing like sipping a steamy latte on a lazy Sunday afternoon as you casually people watch or read your favorite book. ¬†This is starting to become a weekend tradition of mine so I’m sharing some of my favorite spots ūüôā Colette A beautiful Parisian inspired cafe right next to the Thompson Hotel on King and Portland. Colette boasts a bakery, bar, and lounge all cleverly divided with different atmospheres and decor. Aside form grabbing a cup of coffee served in a delicate porcelain white cup, you’ll want to try their brunch menu which includes classics like Eggs Benedict on a croissant or their Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. NEO Coffee Bar If you enjoy Japanese desserts, you will LOVE this place. NEO makes their desserts and coffees in house. You can watch the pastry chef decorate freshly baked green tea swiss rolls as you sip on your matcha latte. The design of the cafe is also very Japan-esque – clean cut and simple. Field Trip Cafe Just west of Ossington is a a humble little cafe …

Ottawa Photo Diary 2

Summer in Ottawa is a great time to just roam around discover new neighborhoods and good eats. ¬†Ottawa also does a very good job of keeping their public gardens¬†and trees very well groomed. ¬†I love jogging the canal and just taking in the scenic views. Fraser Cafe – A neat little cafe featuring fresh produce. ¬†I had their Cobb Salad and it was actually so good! ¬†They added small twists of flavor from pickled radishes and crispy chips on top and a light dressing which complimented the crumbles of blue cheese very well. ¬†Great place for a light, healthy meal. I’m quite a fan of LavAzza coffee, their beans produce a really good strong brew and I love using it for making espresso. ¬†They have a cute little cafe on Lansdowne which also serves gelato and some prepared foods. ¬†Iced Americano is my go-to summer caffinated drink and LavAzza makes a really one – none of that watered down crap. Took a stroll down to Victoria Island to check out the views there. ¬†Nothing special …

Toronto Food Finds

With so many new restaurants and food trends popping up in Toronto, there’s always new things to try! ¬†Here are some places I’ve hit up recently. Hibiscus –¬†A tiny little cafe tucked behind the plethora of stores and restaurants in Kensington Market. ¬†I’ve easily walked right past this place multiple times even when I’m trying to look for it. ¬†But it’s well worth the hunt. ¬†Their menu might be small, but the salads and crepe sure do pack a punch in terms of flavor and presentation. ¬†I love their salad bowls – full of beautiful colors and textures and hearty enough to keep you full for hours. ¬†Their Squash Puree has a nice kick of ginger and their savory crepes are to die for. ¬†Hibiscus also has an assortment of vegan ice cream and desserts. ¬†Seating is limited but I’ve never had a problem with getting a table. ¬†Highly recommend! Japango – another tiny¬†restaurant that one can easily miss. ¬†You know it’s the real deal when its run by Japanese people. ¬†Their Japango Roll is …

Hong Kong [Part 6] Blue Butcher, Gardens, LKF, Dragon Dance

We spent our last day in Hong Kong hitting up all the places that remained on our bucket list. ¬†We started the day off with brunch at the Blue Butcher. ¬†The picture below should explain the name..don’t worry, it’s not real blood.¬† Apparently this place was extremely hard to book as people usually reserve up to a month in advance! ¬†And for a good reason. ¬†For a fixed price, they offer a buffet style selection of delicious salads all made form quality ingredients such as prosciutto, tuna steak, and beef. ¬†They also have all-you-can-eat raw oysters, foie gras, and a waffle station. ¬†This is just the first course by the way.¬† For my main, I had eggs benedict over a slab of crusty bread. ¬†Other options included French Toast, half roast chicken, and burgers. ¬†The 3-course meal finishes with dessert which was very delicious as well. ¬†I would highly recommend Blue Butcher! After the heavy brunch, we walked around Hollywood road which is the oldest road in HK. ¬†Lot’s little shops and such in the …