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Kookoo Cafe – Brookline, MA

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Good coffee so far seems a bit hard to find in Boston. It’s easy to find coffee, but there doesn’t (yet) seem to be the kind of coffee culture that you see in Portland or Seattle here. So a friend who knows food suggested we meet for a quick coffee here. Good news: Kookoo does […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Boston · Cafe · Coffee

Bridgehead Coffee – Ottawa, ON

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

While in town for a course, I had to seek out good coffee – Ottawa doesn’t have much of a reputation as an amazing food town, but come on – with as many office workers as it has downtown – there absolutely has to be good coffee. And it turns out, there is. Bridgehead is […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · Ottawa

Caffe Ladro (Pine St) – Seattle, WA

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments

While Seattle is probably best known for Starbucks, at least on the West Coast it is known for its great coffee scene. We’ve looked around before but haven’t committed to a city-wide coffee search. At least this trip we got a bit of a better idea what’s going on by searching out some of Seattle’s […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · Seattle

Emmerys – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Always searching out delicious baked goods, we read about Emmerys somewhere or other and as it was literally around the corner from our apartment in Copenhagen, we decided to give it a try – and yes, it totally worked out. Emmerys is a beautiful food store, with multiple locations in Copenhagen, but with a very […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Cafe · Copenhagen · Western Food

Lagkagehuset Bakery – Copenhagen, Denmark

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

One of the first things that you need to figure out about any city is where the good bakery is. And Copenhagen certainly has its share of good bakeries. Lagkagehuset is one of them, with about 10 locations around the city. We tried their Muesli bread – covered in pumpkin seeds, whole wheat inside, with […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Cafe · Copenhagen · dessert

Ladurée (Champs Élysées), Paris – France

May 19th, 2010 · No Comments

For ages now we’ve been going on about how great the macarons are at Pierre Hermé while we haven’t been giving the other challenger, Ladurée even a chance. This is like seeing Joe Frazier go at a heavy bag and saying that he’s the best boxer in the world. It’s like seeing a Picasso and […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · dessert · France · French · Paris · Western Food

Thomas Haas (Kitsilano) – Vancouver, BC

November 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Amazing. Not only does he produce the best pastries that I have had in North America – and better than many I have had in France, but he has replicated his business in North Vancouver and opened a Kitsilano branch. He will be busy. Saturday morning – about 11:30 (late start) – we pick up […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Brunch · Cafe · Coffee · dessert · Favorites · Vancouver

Medina Cafe – Vancouver, BC

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Wednesday – Remembrance Day – mid-week brunch with M. Medina has been open for a while, and is owned by the same folks that own Chambar – and located right next door to the same. I’ve heard legendary stories about Medina’s brunch and waffles, so even though we knew we’d have to wait, we thought […]

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Tags: Brunch · Cafe · Coffee · Vancouver

Caffè Florian – Venice, Italy

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments

< Keeping up with our ‘famous cafes of the world’ tour – we stopped off at the Caffè Florian, located on the south side of St. Mark’s Square to have a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of the atmosphere. Pretty much everyone who is anyone has stopped off at Florian’s from Robert Browning to Goethe […]

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Tags: Cafe · Venice & Eataly – Bologna, Italy

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments

This was probably my favourite store in Italy. It’s inside an old church that has had its inside torn out and about 4 floors of books and restaurants installed. It’s a huge bookstore, with at least 3 restaurants – one for sandwiches, one for pasta, and one that is a wine bar (there may be […]

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Tags: Bologna · Brunch · Cafe · Coffee · Favorites · Italian