Category Archives: Cafés

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters Waterloo – A Review

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters at its Uptown Waterloo location (Blair House / Rez One, 256 Phillip Street) is a recent addition to the Balzac’s family of coffee roasteries, with the next closest locations being in Kitchener and Guelph. Balzac’s has about 10 or so branches across Ontario now, each one unique.  The Waterloo location is small, but […]

Wilf & Ada’s, A Scratch Diner – Ottawa – Review

Wilf and Ada's

“There’s nowhere else in the city you can get amazing brunch every day of the week.” In fact, Wilf and Ada’s is so amazing that it was featured on the Food Network show “You Gotta Eat Here”, where John Catucci travels Canada, eating at the best, most loved restaurants. If you live in Ottawa, you’ve […]

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Review

Today we review a popular destination in the city of Cambridge, Ontario: the Butterfly Conservatory! Location 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge, Ontario 519-653-1234 Kossuth Road is accessible from HWY 24 Hespeler Road North from Guelph. If coming from Toronto, take exit 282 from the 401. It is also accessible from Fountain Street. There is lots of […]

Arlington Five Cafe, Ottawa – My Review

Arlington Five cafe exterior

COFFEE & SANDWICHES I discovered Arlington Five a couple years ago. I was walking down Bank Street when I glanced over to the side street next to me; I noticed that there was a little café, almost like a house, with the word “COFFEE” painted across the front and “SANDWICHES” spelled vertically down the side. […]

The Bauer Kitchen and Bakery Waterloo – My Review

The Bauer Kitchen, also known as TBK, is many things all at once. It is a beautiful restaurant and also a charming café and bakery. It serves lunch and dinner and also brunch on the weekends. It is elegant and classy yet cozy and relaxed. It’s everything you could want in a restaurant and more! […]

Rawlicious Kitchener – My Review

rawlicious sign

I know, it’s hard to eat healthy sometimes. It seems like there are endless options when it comes to junk food, but very few places to go for a pure, natural meal. If you’re looking for food that you don’t have to feel the slightest bit guilty about, Rawlicious is for you. The restaurant was […]

Sweet Dreams Teashop Waterloo – My Review

bubble tea

Sweet Dreams Teashop is a dream come true for anyone who loves bubble tea and delicious food. The charming café serves bubble tea, loose leaf tea, and a variety of food and pastries. All of these marvelous things can be found at 170 University Ave in the University Shops Plaza. History Sweet Dreams Teashop was […]

Nougat Bakery and Delicatessen – My Review

Cakes at Nougat Bakery

Nougat is a type of candy, made from sugar or honey, whipped egg whites and chopped nuts, and sometimes candied fruit is added as well. In Southern Europe, it is an especially popular treat at Christmastime. It is sweet and chewy and delightful. What better name for a bakery? To me, the name encapsulates the […]

Settlement Co. Cafe Waterloo – My Review

When you walk into Settlement Co., you’ll wonder if you’re really inside a café, or if you’ve stumbled into someone’s backyard garden, for the café is filled with little green plants growing up out of their pots and into the bright sunlight. On the wall the words Settlement Co. are spelled out of emerald shrubbery. […]

Death Valley’s Little Brother Waterloo – My Review


The Story of Death Valley In the untamed, mountainous landscape belonging to the western state of Wyoming, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, it is said there live creatures, part jackrabbit, part antelope, who roam the sprawling, rugged terrain, too quick to be caught by most hunters. These creatures are known as Jackalopes. […]