Belly Cafe
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Belly

With a name like Belly, Parkdale's newest cafe alludes to more than caffeine-laced beverages. In fact, there's plenty of goodness to fill a hungry stomach here including a crave-worthy turkey sandwich with cranberry mayo and stuffing; and freshly baked zucchini cake with cream cheese icing ($3.95).

While Belly opened back in October, creating delectable food is not a new venture for the staff. Owner Nicole Kruzick has been running a successful catering business for years, Belly Catering , but is now getting a warm response from her new neighbours on Queen who stream in here for sandwiches (peameal bacon and cheese is also on the menu), soup (roasted sweet potato and garlic) and range of hot and cold drinks.

Belly Cafe Toronto

Stopping by for a brief reprieve from the winter cold last week, I kept things simple with a soy latte ($3.25). Damn, it was good. Bonus points for Belly too as the beans are fair trade trade and they didn't ding me extra coin for the soy.

If it weren't for the limited seating Belly would be a destination for many a laptop accessorized Parkdale blogger in search of fast WiFi. But there are only a few stools to perch oneself near the light-drenched front window so camping out here for extensive periods or with a larger group isn't really that feasible.

Belly Front Window

But for good coffee and tasty food Belly is a nice Parkdale option. Here's a look at their chalk boards which highlight some of the other drinks they offer. But there's also more snacky and baked stuff too, as I've tried to capture in the photos below.

Belly Menu

They stock fresh bread from Fred's Bread:

Belly Bread

The zucchini cake:

Zucchini Cake

Pie!

Belly Pie

Spring rolls and potato patties:

Spring Rolls

Inside and outside Belly:

Inside Belly Cafe

Belly Parkdale


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