Walking through the doors of 1 Hotel, one might feel as though they’re in familiar territory. Located at the site of the former Thompson Hotel, 1 Hotel Toronto is the first Canadian property by 1 Hotels, a luxury hotel brand inspired by nature. The brand currently has properties scattered across North America, in major cities
At 7 Baker, European and Asian flavours come together to create totally unique and delectable baked goods. With traditional European bread and pastry recipes infused with Asian flavours, this bakery is unlike anything you’ve ever laid eyes on. The shiny space features gold finishings that make the bakery gleam from the outside. If the shiny
Duo patisserie is a chic Markham bakery that specializes in viennoiseries, cakes and chocolates. It is a French-inspired cafe with a Japanese flare. The must-try item here is the croissant which comes in the traditional form, as well as pain au chocolat, almond, chocolate almond, roast beef, ham and cheese, salami and cheese, and a
The name says it all: Eggstatic is all about serving breakfast and brunch dishes to brighten your morning. Many of the dishes at this inviting Bayview restaurant have a Middle Eastern twist: Think savoury beef shakshuka waffles or scotch eggs filled with kafta beef. A wall decorated with frying pans and a sunny front window
There’s nothing quite like the delicious taste of a moist and mouth-watering loaf of sourdough bread, and that’s exactly what Emmer is best known for. Before the opening of the bakery, dentist-by-day owner Phillip Haddad was testing out his recipes for years, offering test tastes to anyone who stopped by. Now, though the bakery may
With seven years in the coffee business under his belt and having placed second overall in the Canadian Eastern Regional Barista Championships last year, Sameer Mohamed has got coffee boiled down to a science. And as every good scientist knows, the proof is in the numbers. A major variable in brewing, according to Mohamed, is temperature – hence the name of his new cafe, Fahrenheit Coffee, opened earlier this week on The Esplanade.
These days, Torontonians seem to be paying attention to Denmark’s most recognizable sandwich, the smørrebrød. Bloordale’s Karelia Kitchen is the main player, and earlier this summer Cava did a Denmark-inspired pop-up that showcased the open-faced sandwich. Meanwhile, Fika — a recent, more permanent addition to Kensington’s culinary scene — keeps things classic with its take on the ’wich ($7.50).
Fleur du Jour is an artisanal patisserie serving up classic and inventive takes on icons of French baked goods. The space is minimalist yet affable, making for a perfect midday break to eat a pastry and sip on some tea or coffee. Everything is made from hand, fresh every day, ensuring a high standard of
Fuel+ is a healthy food destination that specializes in juices, coffee but, most of all, smoothies. The smoothie menu boasts extensive 20 different flavour combinations, each packed with all the vitamins and nutrients needed for hours’ worth of productive energy. No smoothie has any gluten or added sweeteners and flavours and are served in jars
Full Stop Cafe is a Junction favourite for many reasons. First, a massive back patio that has room for everyone, their friends and their friends’ mothers. Inside, there’s room for even more. But at Full Stop, they won’t mind if you come in on your commute to fuel up some more before you keep going.
Master gelato makers from Florence, Italy, have graced us with their icy sweet treats at Gelato di Carlotta. Located inside Vaughan Mills shopping centre, this gelateria embodies the truest sense of the Italian ice milk shop. From real Florentine recipes and superior fresh ingredients, they want to ensure we can find a taste of Italy
This cute takeout counter run by husband-and-wife team Sarah and Artin Davoodi, who moved to Toronto from Cologne in 2018, specializes in sandwiches and hot dogs. Their creative hot dogs feature toppings inspired by different nationalities, such as the French, which sees a classic grilled hot dog paired with brie cheese and jam and served
The first North American outpost of the Taiwanese bakery chain, Hazukido specializes in expertly-executed croissants. There are dozens of sweet and savoury flavours available, ranging from hazelnut chocolate to salted egg york and cod roe. High-quality ingredients and a meticulous, 72-hour baking process yield croissants with a light, honeycomb-shaped interior and slight exterior crispiness. An
Once you check in, you’ll never want to check out. Hotel Gelato has been Forest Hill’s go-to destination for rich and delicious gelato for more than 10 years. Decorated to look like a boutique hotel in Europe, a trip to this gelato destination feels like being transported to another place and time. Regulars that come
iBake is a bright, modern bakery specializing in desserts and baked goods that marry European and Asian pastry techniques and flavours. Located in North York, the bakery offers an array of sweets that are baked fresh each day, including whole 8-inch cakes in varieties ranging from Japanese matcha to Black Forest. They also offer Hong