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Afternoon Tea at Kitten & the Bear

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I’ve been dying to go to Kitten and Bear ever since I first heard about it last summer. Unfortunately, they close quite early so I never got the chance.

One afternoon I found myself with some free time and made a beeline to their little shop!

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All jams at Kitten and the Bear are made in-house. The jams change with the seasons, and includes jams, jellies and marmalades. They make 50 to 100 variety of jams a year! Jams are traditionally made in the French style, from local and sustainable fruits as much as possible.

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This Winter Spiced Banana Jam caught my eye, and I had to take it home. It was so good on everything! Warm, spicy with just the right amount of banana. Yum.

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The menu is quite small, and one of the downsides is that you can’t just order a scone and a cup of tea to drink there, you have to order the full tea service. (Scones are available for takeout, however.) This wasn’t a problem for me, as I like to have the opportunity to have afternoon tea as often as possible.

I sat down and treated myself to Tea for One ($14). This includes one freshly baked scone made in-house from scratch (using Stirling Creamery butter) Devonshire clotted cream, and  jam and tea served in vintage china.

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First, I selected my tea from their collection of Sloane Fine Tea. Aren’t the bottles beautiful? I chose the Oolong Creme.

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Then my tea and scone were served up.

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Isn’t it adorable? I loved that they used antique silver and linens. It also helped that the buttermilk scone was perfect. Fluffy inside with a great crust. The jams were a great condiment!

Wanna visit? Keep in mind that the shop is very small and can only fit 5 seated guests. They also don’t take reservations, so keep your fingers crossed! You can also order bundles of scones to for take out in advance.

Kitten & the Bear is at 1574 Queen Street West. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
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Cool Cafe: Maman

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I have the sneaking suspicion that the staff at Maman recognize me. And it’s not for a cool reason, like, “Oh, that’s the girl that always wears the pretty vintage shoes!” No, it’s more like, “Oh, that’s the girl that’s here like, all. the. time.”

I can’t help it though. If you worked within walking distance of Maman, I’m sure you’d be here all the time too.

Because really, how could you stay away? This Toronto outpost of the popular SoHo NYC cafe serves up an array of tempting treats, with picture perfect vintage French decor.

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Win Prairie Girl Bakery Treats! [Week o’ Love]

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Prairie Girl Bakery bakes up amazingly moist cupcakes packed with flavour. I’ve been a longtime fan of theirs. (My favourite flavour is Vanilla Strawberry. Check out their menu!)

It’s become dangerous for me, because I now work very near their PATH location. It’s a delicious problem to have. It’s okay though: they’ve launched a new line of treats that make it easier grab a smaller snack with your lunch. (more…)

Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches at Moo Milk Bar

On a warm, sticky day I finally made it to Moo Milk Bar! I’m a little obsessed with cookies (they are my #1 dessert) so I’ve been longing to go here. I wasn’t disappointed!

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Moo offers a delicious array of cookies, including: Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Oatmeal Pecan, Red Velvet, Cookies n’ Cream, Cowgirl cookies and more. Each cookie is $1.90 and is very fresh and chewy. Yum. Aside from cookies, you can also buy bars (think brownies) and cakes. Everything is baked daily and on site.

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They also have flavoured milk! Available flavours include Banana, Vanilla Bean and Strawberry. Milk comes fresh from Hewitt’s Dairy Farm in Hagersville, Ontario. A milk and cookie combo will set you back $5.00.

I didn’t get a chance to try the milk because I was there for the ultimate ice cream sandwich.

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I went with Option 2 (2 cookies and ice cream) for $5.00. I had Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Chip cookies with vanilla bean ice cream in the middle. It was amazing and also pretty messy. The chocolate chip cookie was my favourite. It wasn’t overly sweet and it was chewy with large milk chocolate chips.

In retrospect, I probably should have gotten Option 1.I regret nothing though…it was so good. Dare I say, the best ice cream sandwich I’ve ever had? Yes.

It’s probably best that I don’t live in the Beaches, because I could see myself coming back here again and again and eating many, many cookies.

Do your summer a favour and visit Moo Milk Bar for an ice cream sandwich!

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Moo Milk Bar is open daily (except Mondays) at 1918A Queen St. E, Toronto, ON, M4L 1H5

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