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Since the first opening of this tea-cafe franchise in Toronto last year, “The Alley” has rapidly expanded to four more locations in the GTA including their newest one which opened in November in Markham – a hot spot for bubble tea fanatics. Originally from the Taichung region in Taiwan, The Alley boasts an upscale ambiance accompanied by high-end artisanal drinks in comparison to its competitors.

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Maman is a warm and inviting bakery and cafe that brings familial recipes to life from Southern France and North America using locally sourced ingredients. Every little detail – from the exterior to the tables and plates – is beautifully set up as if one is in a quaint Parisian boutique

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Perfect for escaping the cubicle life in the Financial District, Maman offers a convenient rustic French getaway conveniently located at the newly renovated mezzanine in First Canadian Place taking over a Szechuan Szechuan restaurant.

Maman Toronto follows after opening just nine months ago in New York City with a bunch of accolades including the honour of “An Indulgent Cookie for Any Season” by the New York Times.

Grilled octopus, iberico chorizo, smoked tomato, olive oil, lemon

What is Portland Variety? Is it a bakery? A café? Or maybe a restaurant? Or a bar? Well, as the name suggests, it’s actually all of the above. The idea is that the place transforms throughout the day, changing food and function to fit the needs of the neighbourhood and its people. In the day, it’s a bakery and café, and a breakfast and lunch spot. By evening, it’s a happening…

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UPDATE: The $50 gift card giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner David R.! By this January, it will have been 10 years since Boom Breakfast first opened, dishing up your favourite breakfast and brunch options. In those 10 years they’ve grown to 4 locations across the GTA. The menu includes a wide variety of items such as omelettes, eggs benedict, and breakwiches that always hit the spot. I enjoyed the Benny Boom eggs benedict with Nanuk smoked salmon…