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Sam James opens fourth location on Ossington

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 17, 2014

sam james ossingtonSam James Coffee Bar's combination of high-quality brew, basic snacks and unusual environments is, clearly, a winning formula. The fourth addition to the Sam James family just opened at Queen and Ossington in a tall, slim, starkly monochromatic space; it's basic and beautiful, and so is the coffee.

Read my review of Sam James (Ossington) in the cafes section.

Fantastic cakes are the specialty at new Bathurst bakery

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 15, 2014

cake torontoDupont and Bathurst locals have a new place to drown their sugar cravings. The cakes (and the cupcakes!) at this bakery on Bathurst are both gorgeous and delicious. They also serve all manner of pastries, tarts and other sweet treats - though some of them may pale in comparison to the cakes.

Read my review of Sugary Swirls in the Bakery section.
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The Best Muffins in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 14, 2014

muffins torontoThe best muffins in Toronto are mmm, mmm good. When I was growing up, nothing signified breakfast pleasure more than a fresh-baked muffin. In fact, the muffin seemed like the comforting answer to any problem. New neighbour, illness in the family, bake sale contribution, death of loved one? Drop off a basket of muffins. After-school snack, morning commute, feeling blue? Grab yourself a muffin.

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New Upper Beaches cafe a haven for artists

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 10, 2014

madhus cafe torontoMusic and art are woven into the fabric of this new cafe in the Upper Beaches, with instruments and art hanging on the walls and live music happening regularly in the evenings. The atmosphere is bright, airy and soothing, the perfect place for inspiration to strike - and the espresso isn't half bad, either.

Read my review of Madhus Cafe in the cafes section.

Organic juice bar opens in the Beaches

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 9, 2014

farmacia juice torontoStefano Sanna started out making fresh juices and smoothies for his personal training clients; now, he's the proprietor of an organic juice bar in the east end. Everything is made fresh, while you wait - it may take a little time, but the delicious (and healthy) results are worth it.

Read my review of Farmacia Juice Bar in the restaurants section.
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The Best Pies in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 4, 2014

pies torontoThe best pies in Toronto can be found in bakeries and pastry shops around the city, each with their own version a slice above the rest. Some stick to the traditional, serving a perfected copy of what Grandma used to make, buttery, flaky and filled with ripe fruit. Others raise the bar by adding crowd-pleasing details like chocolate drizzle tops and thicker shortbread crusts.

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