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Boston: Thinking Cup

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.

Royal Parties

In celebration of the Royal Wedding this Friday, there are several events happening in the city. The Fairmont Royal York‘s EPIC Lounge will be serving English Breakfast for $21 and Library Bar will be hosting a royal tea party for $35 at 5am during the televised broadcast. Le Meridien King Edward is also serving traditional English breakfast … 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

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)

TODAY: Starbucks 50% OFF

Starting TODAY, get 50% off Tazo Tea Lattes at STARBUCKS, until February 20, 2011 between 2pm and 5pm.

Herbal Infusions

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: http://www.legourmand.com You guys, Le Gourmand is OPEN, again!!! As of 1pm today. It’s looking shiny and new, but most importantly: THE CHOCOLATE CHIP WALNUT COOKIES ARE BACK!! I’m also happy they’re no longer using POWDERED Earl Grey tea, but the real Taylors of Harrogate. Welcome back Le G, you were missed. Here’s Foodhogger’s original … Continue reading

NEW: Little Nicky’s Coffee

Location: 375 Queen St. W. Toronto Open only 4 weeks now, Little Nicky’s already seems to have a cult following of donut lovers. Mini donuts, that is. Made on a cute little mini assembly line. Old-fashioned, little, powdery-sugar-and-cinnamon-covered deep fried goodness.  We love the retro, dinery vibe, and with Ray Charles playing in the background, “A.Mat” … Continue reading

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