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Tiny new cafe serves coffee with a side of conversation

Posted by Lori Harito / April 25, 2015

tucana coffeeAn ex barista at Crafted on Ossington has branched out and opened her own coffee shop a little farther west. The tiny spot serves up excellent cortados and Bunner's baked goods but if you linger, don't expect to settle in with your laptop.

Read my review of Tucana Coffee in the cafes section.

High Park's fave coffee shop relocates to Kensington

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 24, 2015

cafe novo kensington market torontoAfter five years in High Park, a rent hike sent a beloved local cafe packing. Looks like their loss is Kensington's gain - though the neighbourhood is already packed with cafes, the owners are certain there's plenty of room for airy, quiet atmosphere and tried-and-true coffee and snacks.

Read my profile of the new Cafe Novo in the cafes section.

How's the BBQ at the new Buster Rhino's in Toronto?

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 24, 2015

Buster Rhinos TorontoBarbecue is back at the old address of Phil's Original BBQ on College St. Now an offshoot of the Whitby and Oshawa chain Buster Rhino's, the competition-grade BBQ joint is serving up delicious smoked ribs, wings, and all the fixin's.

Read my profile of Buster Rhino's in the restaurants section

New restaurant is also a brewery and live music venue

Posted by Christina Cheung / April 23, 2015

Burdock TorontoBloordale's newest tenant stands to impress across the board: the Montreal-inspired restaurant boasts an impressive beer menu, a sizable space for regular live concerts, and a soon-to launch microbrewery, not to mention a slick interior design.

Read my profile of Burdock in the restaurants section.

Queen St. fashion boutique revamped as lifestyle shop

Posted by Lori Harito / April 22, 2015

smoke and ash torontoFormerly known as Sauvage, this fashion shop has been transformed into a destination for lifestyle goods, from eyewear to natural skincare to small home decor items like candles. Clothing is still a big part of the concept, but the more diverse product lineup might just make the store more appealing to the throngs of shoppers passing by on Queen West.

Read my review of Smoke + Ash in the fashion section.

Australian eyewear shop opens first Toronto outpost

Posted by Lori Harito / April 22, 2015

Bailey NelsonThe co-owners of Queen West's newest eyewear store are strong believers that brand name glasses shouldn't cost more than the Apple products you use them to see with. Up on all the latest trends, knowledgeable staff act as personal stylists to find the high-quality pair that suits you perfectly, without breaking your budget.

Read my profile of Bailey Nelson in the fashion section.
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