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Cambridge, MA: Royal Pastry Shop

Location: 738 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, MA Having just moved to Boston, one of our explorations took us to the Royal Pastry Shop on Cambridge Street.  We chose a very simple chocolate cupcake. It was divine.  Open since 1941, there are now two other locations feeding locals delicious American and Italian pastries.  I’m looking forward to being … Continue reading

NEW: L’eat

Location: 410 Adelaide St W http://www.leatcatering.com/home.htm In the cursed location where Zimbel’s Cafe and before that,  Mosaic used to be, L’eat Express is the newest addition to the building beside Toronto School of Art.  Herbal Infusions is faring quite well so far, so maybe there is hope for L’eat (such a difficult name to wrap my head around.  Sometimes … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Paris: Paul’s

Location: Outside the Louvre. Paul, the French bakery (since 1889) came highly recommended by our friend A, so when we discovered a kiosk outside the Louvre, we stood right in line! I must say, eating a chocolate chip baguette and tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich under the shade of a tree in the Carrousel Gardens was one … Continue reading

Michel’s Baquette

Location: (Yorkdale Mall) 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto http://www.michelsbaguette.com One of my favourite “go-to” bakeries in Toronto is Michel’s.  It’s an European-inspired cafe/bakery and there are several locations in Ontario.  It reminds me of Paul’s in Paris.  No nonsense pastries, sandwiches and cafe lattes. It’s the perfect spot for a giggly group of girls women to go … Continue reading

Starbucks 40th Anniversary Deal

Starting today until Saturday, Starbucks will give you a free cake pop or other Petite Pastry if you buy a drink. This is to celebrate Starbucks’ 40th anniversary and it will be honored from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  from Thursday, March 10, 2011 until Saturday, March 12. (Image via)

Gone fishin’

Looks like Le Gourmand may be opening back up again!! Can I get a WHA WHA?! A sign on the door says: Gone Fishin’, be back Monday! Don’t know about you, but over here we’re getting ready to put on a few pounds.

NEW: Jimmy’s Coffee

Went to Jimmy’s Coffee and got some Earl Grey (Mighty Leaf brand) and a banana caramel cake/bread – which was tasty but greasy. My tea has a funny aftertaste, which I can’t pin-point, tastes like the cup? Still, I like this place – it’s cosy and they have a lovely sunny patio out back. Reminds me … Continue reading

NEW RESTO: Cafe Melektaus

Just got an e-mail regarding Cafe Melektaus which opened in February 2010. Here’s what it’s about: “we are primarily focused on serving shisha and ethnic drinks alongside the regular coffee/espresso/teas. teas and shisha are both herbal from us. we also took great efforts at offering an exotic decor and environment.” Location: 1088 Bathurst Street The … Continue reading

Over Easy & The Coffee Mill

Locations: Over Easy 208 Bloor Street West, Toronto http://www.overeasyrestaurants.com Coffee Mill 99 Yorkville Ave, Toronto http://www.coffeemillrestaurant.com Our girlie gatherings usually revolve around food;  specifically, brunch!  What better way to start the day. This time, our choice brunch location was Over Easy since the plan was to check out the latest addition to the ROM (mainly, … Continue reading


If you’re looking for some good ol’ fashioned hot oatmeal in the city on these cold mornings, Le Gourmand’s Irish Oatmeal with berries and maple syrup, is $4.50 +tax and is big enough to share between two. Today’s came with strawberries and bananas (instead of blueberries) and raisins.