Show Some Love

I’m delighted to pass along an invitation from Paola Girotti from Sugar Moon Spa for the ‘Show Some Love’ fundraiser this Saturday in support of Toronto East General’s Child Development Centre.

‘It means a lot to me to hold this fundraiser as my son Elias was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. He was born at 32 weeks at Toronto East General and we had amazing care from the neo-natal unit right through to the Child Development Center. We feel very blessed to have such a wonderful hospital in our neighbourhood and would like to “give back” to all the wonderful staff for their support. Come and join us for a fabulous evening.’— Paola Girotti

This Saturday, April 10th at 8 p.m. $10 at the door

Location: Sidewalk Cafe (look for the orange balloons) 1344 Danforth Avenue, Toronto (416) 465-2012

Lots of prizes to be won: 50/50 draws and more!

Coffee Coffee

This just in from Pat on the new cafe at Danforth and Woodbine…

“I just got back from Coffee Coffee and OMG!!!!!!  It is GORGOUS!   The name doesn’t do it justice. I had thought it was somehow linked to Pizza Pizza, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s modern and beautiful inside–spacious and airy– and instead of ceiling tiles they use burlap coffee bags adorned with the logos of fair trade coffee. Really neat. They do all their own baking and try to use organic ingredients where possible. They have breads and strudels, killer cinnamon buns. Today for lunch they’ll have lasagna and soup–it wasn’t out yet when I was there at 10. I think this is their first day open and it will be exciting to see their full product line. I spoke with Vera, who owns Coffee Coffee with her sister. Very friendly and professional.  I can’t believe that after all these years of no bakeries in this neighbourhood suddenly we have two!”

0 comments to “Show Some Love”
  1. I was amazed and impressed by the new bakery! I talked at length with the owners, and apparently the name will change to “Cozy Cafe and Bakery” once their sign is ready. Their pizza was fantastic, the bread wonderful and the various varieties of baklava were devoured by my co-workers. At the risk of sounding like a complete glutton, I will also say that their poppyseed rolls and cinnamon buns were equally delicious. Spread the word!

  2. They are open from 7:30 to 5:30 weekdays, from 9:00 am Saturdays, and closed Sundays. I really hope our community can support the business, because it is really a wonderful neighbourhood asset. I had soup there today, all organic, no powdered stock, vegetarian, and completely delicious. Excellent bread and sweets of every description. Very much a high quality European-style bakery.

  3. Really great little spot.
    Friendly and clean and the bread is great.
    I love the fact that they have lunch options and homemade soup available.
    I know we’ll be stopping in often and with Better Bulk on the same side of the road it’s just another good reason to cross the street.

  4. Tried the cherry vanilla strudel at Coffee Coffee. Best strudel I’ve ever tasted. They have puff pastry down to perfection. It’s a great addition to the neighbourhood so spread the word.

  5. Try the baklava that is coated in organic dark chocolate. Chocolate…on baklava, you say?…Really?….REALLY!

    The chocolate cuts the natural sweetness of the baklava.
    At Vera’s suggestion I cut each finger-sized pastry in half and put of little plate of them out with coffee for friends the other night. Everyone clamoured for more, even the people who said they don’t generally care for baklava.

  6. Is this where I can post a Neighbourhood Gem? This one is definitely a diamond in the rough, but every week or ten days I drop by the Bargain Centre that’s on the north side of Danforth at the top of Drayton. (Just east of the McDonald’s.) No question that it could do with a serious clean-up but still, you never know what you’ll find there, and the prices are always amazing. Mostly the stuff is overstocks or returns from major retailers.

    For example, a year ago or so I bought a Breville cappucino maker for $40 that I’ve used almost every day since. This same appliance goes for over $200 in other stores. We’ve also bought excellent quality luggage–a 4-bag set of Eddie Bauer suitcases, for example–for $20. The owner is a very nice guy and always checks that the stuff is in good working order before selling it. I’ve also bought a iron, a hair dryer, a radio, an umbrella, baby toys…etc. etc. for a fraction of their regular prices.

  7. O.M.G. The vegetarian lasagna I had today was absolutely the best I’ve ever had. Four cheeses and fresh vegetables. The cheeses were high quality, not the tastless stuff from plastic bags. Run, don’t walk!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.