Food Adventure to Kensington Market: Little Pebbles Cafe

Near Toronto’s Chinatown, there is a famous Kensington Market, where has many independent cafes and Jamaican restaurants. I visited a few cafes there, and I think this one is worth to mention – Little Pebbles Cafe. It is a petit Japanese cafe with very limited seatings, but it was super busy when we visited on a weekend. There is a tiny menu above the counter, as well as a glass shelf filled with cakes and canelés.

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Continue Exploring on Spadina Avenue: Icha Tea (一茶間)

Spadina Avenue has many bubble tea shops, but there is also this cute independant cafe/tea bar that serves chinese tea, matcha, and tea-infused treats. Icha Tea (一茶間) is known as the heaven for tea lovers on Spadina Avenue. Once you step in, you can first order at the counter. There is a few seats where you can sit and wait for your takeout orders. Otherwise, you can continue to walk inside, passing through an authentic Chinese tea bar, and you can then find more seatings. It is spacious and quiet. There are many students working in the corner, as well as groups chilling around with drinks and desserts.

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First Time Trying Pablo Cheese Tart in Toronto

My trip to Toronto has come to an end, and it was my first time visiting Toronto. Through it is only 5 hours away, Vancouver and Toronto has its unique cuisine and stores in the city. My first blog post about Toronto is a famous Japanese dessert parlour that has not arrived to Vancouver yet – Pablo Cheese Tart. In Toronto, there are numerous stores, and I visited the one on Dundas Street. Pablo is known for its cheesecakes and cheese tarts, and I have heard mixed reviews from online and my friends before.

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Weekend Special: Sashimi Teishoku at Yama Cafe

Yama Cafe is my all time favourites for mochi muffins and matcha lattes with unique latte art. It is a cozy Japanese cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch sets, sweet treats, and a wide selection of beverages. Feel free to read my previous blog post about Yama Cafe. Yama Cafe also offers a lunch set special, Sashimi Teishoku occasionally. On December 28 and 29, you can enjoy this year’s last sashimi teishoku. Keep reading to see what’s included in this Japanese set meal.

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Holiday Inspired Afternoon Tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company

During December, there are many restaurants that offer holiday-inspired menus, and what gets me excited is the beautiful and elegant afternoon tea sets. This year, I visited the Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale, and it was my first time trying this place. It recently launches a holiday high tea set, as well as introduces the holiday edition tea, Buttertart Tea. The tea set is available in vegan and gluten-free, which takes care customers’ dietary restriction.

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