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Award-winning baker and popular cafe teaming up at new Toronto restaurant

Two Toronto powerhouses are teaming up to open a new restaurant concept that's sure to be an instant hit in the city.

Between the near-infinite supply of cafes and growing population of bakeries in Toronto, it could be hard for a new business to stand out, but Le Lert, a new colab between Plearn Cafe and Daan Go Cake Lab, should have nothing to worry about.

After just opening in February of 2022, the team behind Plearn Cafe, a Carlton Street cafe specializing in playful, imaginative drinks is embarking on brand-new venture alongside a good friend — Christopher Siu of Daan Go Cake Lab — to create something totally new.

The new restaurant, which is taking over Plearn's space at 27 Carlton, will be serving much more than just cakes and coffees, though — the restaurant is a combination of three distinct concepts which will all play in the space.

Both Plearn and Daan Go Cake Lab will be operating out of the restaurant, serving their colourful confections and concoctions as of May 16.

The restaurant itself will serve both Thai brunch and dinner, with brunch set to launch by the end of May and the dinner and bar planned to officially open by mid-June.

The whole restaurant should be operating at full capacity in time for Pride Month, co-Founder Patrick Sukasen (Plearn, Koh Lipe, Eat BKK) tells blogTO — and that's no coincidence.

"Our main dinner concept will be LGBTQ-themed," Patrick tells blogTO.

While the details of the menu are still under wraps, with Masterchef Canada alumn, Siu, and Thai restaurateur powerhouse, Sukasen, at the helm, Le Lert is a shoe-in for success.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez, Fareen Karim


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