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A Night at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

Posted by Emily Thomas / January 13, 2010

Cosmopolitan HotelIt's cold and snowy outside, and I could use a vacation. But last month I escaped my usual routine for a night and cozied up in the zen-like Cosmopolitan Hotel. While the Cosmo doesn't offer free WiFi, they do win points by allowing guests to choose an incense option during check-in. We chose "peace".

Find out more about the experience in my review of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in the hotels section.
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The Best All Day Breakfast in Toronto

Posted by Emily Thomas / November 4, 2009

Breakfast TorontoThe best all day breakfast in Toronto is a scramble. Making a solid breakfast strikes me as an easy (and fun!) task. It can't be too difficult to make breakfast spectacular, because it's so basic and inherently beautiful: Bread, bacon and eggs! (Or your choice of a vegetarian alternative!) It's so pure and... historical.

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A Bang for Your Buck on Mexican Bread

Posted by Emily Thomas / September 18, 2009

pancho's bakery torontoA simple little place up on Davenport at Dufferin, Pancho's has a whole lot of sweet Mexican bread options and, if you look closely, delicious homemade tamales.

See my profile of Pancho's Bakery in the baked goods section.
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Coffee That Tastes Like Blueberries?

Posted by Emily Thomas / September 9, 2009

sam james coffee bar torontoSam James is a charming local "coffee celebrity" of sorts, and he's just opened a new coffee bar on Harbord at Clinton. Using coffee paraphernalia that dates back to the 1840s, he prepared a sample of a unique, delicious coffee that tasted like blueberries. Seriously.

See my review of Sam James Coffee Bar in the cafe section.
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Juices and Teas for the Body's Needs

Posted by Emily Thomas / September 5, 2009

Cream Tangerine Cafe TorontoCream Tangerine has been tucked into The Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt for a couple months now and is still coming into its own. We stopped in this week to see how things are shaping up and to enjoy a fresh sandwich. We'll have to go back for the Ayurvedic consultations... and juices.

Read my review of Cream Tangerine Cafe and Gallery in the cafe section.
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Why is Coffee Culture So Busy When Manic and Kahawa Are Right Across the Street?

Posted by Emily Thomas / August 29, 2009

Coffee Culture Toronto Little ItalyCoffee Culture is an Ontario-wide franchised cafe that recently opened it's first Toronto location just outside Little Italy. Oddly, it seems to be doing pretty well despite its proximity to some of the city's favourite little coffee shops.

Read my review of Coffee Culture in the cafe section.
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