Bobbette & Belle : Where Bridal Meets Café

I like to think of summer as a conversational time of year. It’s one of the few times a year people are stress free, and hopefully less bombarded with work in order to make plans. Being a student, summer is my only time to get away from most troubles during the year, finally catch up with loved ones, and go on mini adventures that add up to make the whole summer worthwhile. Amongst my many mini adventures this summer, I had a chance to visit Toronto’s Bobbette and Belle’s Queen Street East location. Special call for the ladies, you’ve got to bring your girls here because they will fall in love with how cute this café is. Or, if you and your date are into posh & classy, this is your next go to spot!


As I did just that to catch up with the girls this summer, not even a few seconds into first walking in, we were immediately in awe by the classy rustic aesthetic that radiated from this café. Simple floral decor with fresh flowers, wooden furniture, cream-colored walls, little baking trinkets that hung from the walls, you would think you were in Paris with the romanticism that came from this café. It was the simplicity and spaciousness that tied this café together & made it that much more inviting to stay.

Simple elegant & floral decor makes this café easy on the eyes and welcoming to all customers.
Spacious interior setting & plenty of seating options throughout the café makes it a go to spot to catch up no matter how large the clique.

What was also interesting about this café, was the amount of bridal related items around the shop. Floral arrangement ads alongside fresh roses set at each table, a bridal magazine rack filled with wedding gown inspiration, wedding cake designs on display to the side, this is the spot to bring your potential bridesmaids or groom to be for a cup of coffee and start planning a wedding!

Each table was placed with floral arrangement ads, to compliment fresh bouquet centerpieces at each table. Also visible are potential wedding cake designs (right) and a bridal fashion magazine rack (left).

Of course since wedding planning wasn’t on my own personal agenda, my eyes were more set on the menu. The café had a selection of hot & cold beverages ranging from iced teas & italian sodas to lattes & cappucinos. They also had a plentiful selection of pastries: cupcakes, macarons, cookies, brownies, tarts, danishes, the list could go on.

Bobbette & Belle’s beverage selection, ranging from hot and cold, sizes sold in either a regular or large.
Bobbette & Belle’s definately made a mark with their unique & exotic range of macaron flavor selection. Macarons sold $2.50 each.
Desserts sold on site ranged from danishes, cookies, brownies, scones, tarts, pies, and cakes.
Select flavors of the day ranged from classic chocolate, hazelnut, peanut butter, & the infamous mango passion fruit. Cupcakes each sold $3.50.

As for me & the girls, we opted for the chocolate hazelnut, classic chocolate, and mango passion fruit cupcakes along side italian sodas as our drink choice. Yes you heard that right, mango passionfruit cupcakes, my new personal favourite! The cupcake itself was light, which is good if you’re not much of a sweet tooth and don’t want to feel too guilty after. With an overall fruity taste, topped with toasted coconut, the cupcake had a good frosting to cake ratio and the perfect flavor combination. As for the italian soda, I opted for the mango peach flavor, which paired perfectly with the mango passionfruit cupcake. The beverage itself wasn’t too sweet, and made the perfect cold refreshment for the heat that day. Thankgoodness for the quick service at this spot, because neither menu item was easy to resist.


To wrap up this review:

  • Overall price range: $/$$$ (Price depended on select items. Items such as pastries or drinks were fairly affordable, whereas items that required ordering such as cakes were more on the pricey end.)
  • Overall food quality: 8
  • Overall experiance: 8

So grab your girls, grab your date, and head on down to Bobbette and Belle for a coffee date this summer! You won’t be in for disappointment, only the satisfying feeling of pampering. This café eat is approved by yours truly – S.

“He looks at you like you’re crème brûlée.”

Kelly Moran, Ghost of a Promise

 

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Silo 13 : Toronto’s First Breakfast Cereal Café

Calling all early birds, 

If you’re a morning person, and enjoy kicking back to bowl of childhood bliss, then Silo 13 is your next destination! This cereal café is located in North York, Toronto. Just 4 weeks old, this hotspot is fairly new and the first of its kind in the GTA. No worries though if you’re not a morning person, their hours are from 7:30am-11pm Mon-Fri and 10am-11pm on Saturdays. These guys not only specialize in local cereals but also cereals imported from worldwide. On my visit, there was a variety of brands imported all the way from France! The staff is also incredibly hospitable, taking the time to explain how the place works and provided excellent reccomendations, a warm welcome for every person that walks in. Not to mention the cutest rustic atmosphere of the café, making it the perfect cozy spot to dine in for breakfast.


Now, for the main attraction of course, the menu! Silo 13 specializes in breakfast items, meaning its not only limited to cereal but also over night oats, parfaits, & coconut infusions! If you plan on going with the cereal, they have a huge selection from Captain Crunch Blueberry flavor to French Toast, the biggest remeniscience with some flavors I haven’t come across since childhood. Each cereal bowl is a flat fee of $10 and comes with milk, plus a variety of toppings from fresh fruits to chocolates & sweets, satisfying any range of sweet tooth. 


Overall, this breakfast spot is definately worth checking out for any casual breakfast date to a quick grab on the go! This cereal café eatery is approved by yours truley – S. 

  • Overall experiance: 9/10
  • Overall food quality: 9/10
  • Overall price range: $



    Sweet Jesus Dessert Café

    If you’re a person who’s a fan of keeping it simple with a twist, then sweet jesus dessert café is definately a local eat you must try. I had the chance to attend the downtown toronto location which I will be doing this review based on.

    Aesthetics wise, it’s a fairly tiny shop, which gives the café a cozy feel. However, this does take away from the prospect of eating inside the café, as there was limited seating. We also cannot forget the infamous blue walls cannot be mistaken in every social media pic possible. The way I saw it, the simple color palette with a kick of blue coincides well with the simplicity of the menu with their kick of toppings!

    Food wise, their menu items range from soft serve to espresso, giving customers a variety in satisfying that inner sweet tooth. Staff was a little short on my visit, considering the time of month was just before the city’s summertime icecream rush, but that also meant a short waiting time and customer service was no less according to that.

    On my visit, I decided to opt for a small (which is a lot more than the cup seems so be weary when choosing between a small or their larger size soft serve) birthday cake icecream. This flavor was a vanilla softserve topped with creamcheese icing and cake bits. The topping had a flavor more similar to cookie dough than cake, however the overall flavor was well combined with the sweetness of the vanilla softserve. Another sweet option on the menu was the cookies and cream flavour. This flavor was similarly served with vanilla softserve topped with cookie bits. Similar to the birthday cake flavour, the cookie toppings enhanced the sweetness of the vanilla softserve so each bite with the two combined made the overall success of the dessert.

    Overall, this spot is definately worth checking out, especially on those hot summer days that just call for a little dose of sweet icecream. This dessert cafe is approved by yours truley – S. 

    • Overall experiance: 6/10
    • Overall food quality: 6/10
    • Overall price range: $