Location: 165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA Honestly, this place should be called thinking crap. Hands down, the worst Earl Grey I’ve ever tasted…and I’ve tasted plenty. And besides, the chocolate croissant was nothing to write home about. Boo. Very disappointing. Someone quickly direct me to a good bakery/coffee shop. I miss Le Gourmand.
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
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
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
Location: 300 Hanover Street Boston, MA http://www.mikespastry.com Is it touristy? Yes. The woman behind the counter insisted that we take a plastic “Mike’s Pastry” bag for our box even though we had a bag we were going to put it into. Nothing like advertising by carrying their logo, right? Is it ridiculously crowded, ALL THE … Continue reading
Location: 226 Lewers St Honolulu, HI http://www.roysrestaurant.com After visiting Mama’s Fish House in Maui three years ago, we didn’t think anything could come close. Let me tell you, Roy’s comes pretty close! I’ve never been to a restaurant where there has been such incredible attention to my dietary concerns! Our server was worried that I … Continue reading
Toronto Life just reported that a new location of SOMA (the chocolate shop in the Distillery District) will be opening at King and Spadina (443 King Street West)! Mmm…..house made gelato in time for summer?
Location: 404 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON http://www.herbalinfusions.ca Just west of Spadina on Adelaide is a hidden gem of a gourmet tea shop. While rounding up everyone for our daily tea train, it’s been referred to as “that fancy new tea place” and,when they were giving away free steeped tea a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading
Location: 4559 Hurontario Street, Mississauga Apart from the date pancake I had…the food is just okay at this Kitchen. But maybe that’s only ’cause I do like Maraschino cherries.
Location: 449 Jarvis St Toronto http://www.theblakehouse.ca Open only three months, one of the last standing heritage structures (built in 1891) in Toronto has been converted into a restaurant called The Blake House (previously, The Red Lion). One of the three owners and brothers, Jim Vasilakakos sat down and chatted with us as well. He described … Continue reading