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Juliana Social is a spacious neighbourhood cafe with thoughtful fresh food offerings of sandwiches and salads.
It's named after the daughter of one of the partners who owns the place, herself the granddaughter of Charlie of Charlie's Meat (now one of Juliana Social's suppliers and a longtime community cornerstone).
The space, with a capacity of 31 and range of seating options, is equipped with WiFi, decked out in bold tile, succulents and calming photography, with lots of natural light flooding in.
A peameal bacon and egg sandwich ($8) sees a hard-cooked sunny egg and thick juicy slice of peameal on a puffy bun with aged cheddar, hearty sprouts and a sweet and smoky Kozlik's mustard that takes everything to the next level.
All breads are supplied by Ace, and most sandwiches can be pressed so they're warm and crispy.
A turkey bacon sandwich ($12) comes on a sturdy, floury rectangular bun, lots of moist turkey slices and smoky bacon accompanied by Swiss, slippery caramelized onion along with a punchy burst of tomato mayo and guac.
Fresh salads hover around $13 for a larger portion, with options like a BBQ potato salad with sweet potatoes and Yukon golds, with green onion and red pepper.
There's also a chickpea and kale salad with sun dried tomato, hot peppers, roasted red peppers, olive oil and lemon, as well as other options like a mushroom pasta salad.
Espresso based beverages like warmly sweet cardamom lattes ($4.50) are made using Reunion Island's reliable Bullet Espresso.
A range of seasonal iced teas like a zinging Moroccan mint with a house lime syrup put Starbucks to shame.
All organic teas are obtained from Lemon Lily, there are also caffeine-free options like a Berrylicious or Blue Chai iced tea.
Options with a little more caffeine include a Canadian Blend black iced tea with maple syrup. Anything can be made with alternate milks, including oat milk.
Minor Figures oat milk is also available for purchase from a small retail section.
This is also where you'll find Kozlik's mustard and other items used in sandwiches like pickles.
There are also great grab-and-go staples in this section like LaCroix, Fever Tree ginger beer and ready-made soups.
Kawartha Dairy ice cream is available in a cup starting at $3.50 or a waffle cone starting at $5.50 in eight flavours, like Tiger Tail, Mint Chip, Death by Chocolate and Cotton Candy.