Tag Archives: Coffee

De-Farine-000 De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes

De Farine Et D’Eau Fraiche – Montreal, Canada

de-farine De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes   above photo © Vladimir Antaki via v2com.biz

De Farine Et D’Eau Fraiche

Caffe and Pastry Shop
(1) 514 522-2777
1701 Rue Amherst
Montréal (QC)  QC H2L 3L4, Canada

www.dfef.ca

Open Hours:
7:30 am – 6:00pm  Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 7:00pm  Saturday
11:00 am – 5:00pm  Sunday

De-Farine-005 De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes     De-Farine-004 De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes

 

The name De Farine Et D’Eau Fraiche translates to ‘Flour and Fresh Water’ and is an apt name for a lovely café located in the gay village of Montreal.  The overall design is by studio Surface3 – including the branding, interior design,  and  custom furniture.  Surface3 has synthesized a modern yet cozy vibe, by combining organic elements: distressed wood tables, with the logo tattooed on it’s surfaces, and hanging white gloss lathed table leg light fixtures.  The use of  general frieze molding as wall coverings continues the classic materials used in new ways.

Pastry chef Marilu Gunji is a queen of the aesthetics. All the cookies, cakes, pastries and candies are visually seductive.  Everything is carefully displayed; the refrigerated cases with their vintage cake stands and on glass urns – with all the pretty pastries on coordinated doilies.  The kitchen is open and visible to customers and adds to the impeccable feel.

The De Farine Et D’Eau Fraiche also serves crispy salads, savory soups and sandwiches.  Most importantly, you can accompany your sweets with a good cup of coffee.  Chef Marilu Gunji also creates just the cutest mini wedding cakes!

 

defa De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes
above photo © Vladimir Antaki via v2com.biz

De-Farine-000 De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes

 

De-Farine-009 De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes

 

De-Farine-010 De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes

 defar De Farine Et D'Eau Fraiche  -  Montreal, Canada Canada Montreal  Pastry Montreal Food Cute Coffee Canada Cakes   above photo © Eva Blue 
Sence-Appeal_010 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada

Sense Appeal – Toronto Canada

Sence-Appeal_002 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada

Sense Appeal Coffee Roasters

(1) 416 203 0023
6 Spadina Ave,
Toronto, Canada

www.senseappeal.ca

OPEN HOURS:
7:30  – 18:00      Mon – Fri
9:00  – 17:00      Sat – Sun
Bar far the best coffee we found in Toronto – happily complimented with amazing pastries and a perfect baklava.  The croissants are perfect due to obvious top-notch baking skills combined with high-end (mostly organic) ingredients.  A winning combination every time.
Delicious daily planed lunch menus round out a lovely location.  These tasty lunches sell out early in the afternoon – so don’t dawdle!
Note that the the entrance is not obvious as you go through the lobby of an office building.  Keep an eye out for the window display.
Sence-Appeal_009 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada   Cappuccino
Sence-Appeal_010 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada   Caffè Macchiato
Sence-Appeal_019 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada   .
Sence-Appeal_015 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada   Oat Muffin
Sence-Appeal_020 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada   Granola Bars
Sence-Appeal_013 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada   Baklava
  Sence-Appeal_018 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada
   Sence-Appeal_001 Sense Appeal  -  Toronto Canada Canada Toronto  Vegetarian Friendly Toronto Food Coffee Canada
La-Balance-Patisserie-005 La Balance Patisserie  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Pastry Mexico City Mexico DF Condesa Coffee

La Balance Patisserie – Mexico City, Mexico

La-Balance-Patisserie-002 La Balance Patisserie  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Pastry Mexico City Mexico DF Condesa Coffee
La Balance Patisserie

Cozumel 94A @  Sonora
(at the corner of Alvaro Obregon)
Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140
Mexico City, DF, Mexico

OPEN HOURS:
9:00am – 8:00pm   Everyday

Just around the bend from the Hotel Condesa DF, we found this perfect little coffee spot.  The chic design features furniture by industrial designer Luis Mercado and the decorated with stenciled drawings of culinary equipment on chalk board.  The pastries are delicious and are perfect to the french technique.  The chef / owner Alain Dubernard is a teacher at the Culinary Institute of America; and it shows in his attention to detail.

La-Balance-Patisserie-005 La Balance Patisserie  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Pastry Mexico City Mexico DF Condesa Coffee

La-Balance-Patisserie-004 La Balance Patisserie  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Pastry Mexico City Mexico DF Condesa Coffee

La-Balance-Patisserie-006 La Balance Patisserie  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Pastry Mexico City Mexico DF Condesa Coffee
MON Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans

Monmouth Coffee – London, UK

Monmouth-Coffee_004 Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans

Monmouth Coffee

(44) 0207-232-3010
27 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9EU

2 Park Street
The Borough Market
London SE1 9AB
www.monmouthcoffee.co.uk

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 am – 6:30pm Monday – Saturday –  Covent Garden
7:30 am – 6:00pm Monday – Saturday –  Borough Market

Monmouth Coffee.  Speak those two words to any coffee-lover who knows London and a soft smile will appear on their lips; a knowing glow in their eyes.   Like most things these days, the earlier memories are the most pungent.  For me us it was the cool afternoons ambling through Covent Garden, when suddenly your entire world would be filled with the singular aroma of roasting coffee; and then you would be dragged along by the nose till you found the source and stepped inside Monmouth Coffee!

The 27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden location first opened in 1978, where they used to roast the coffee in the basement (and thus leading to the corresponding scents drifting down the block).  On the the mezzanine there are a few cramped wooden booths where you would crowd in with your caffeine craving brethren. Each of you tasting a roast from exotic locations: Yirgacheffe from Ethiopia, brews from the Colombian zona cafetera or organic beans from the Hawaiian islands – you can travel the world within your mug while snacking croissants and chocolates.

In 2007 the roasting plant was moved to larger facility in Bermondsey, and is now used to support both the Covent Garden spot and the larger location, opened in 2001, next to Borough Market.  There there is a large communal table, where for a quite reasonable fee, you can  comparte in baguettes with natural butters,  jams and marrmate.  It gets quite crowded on market days, but there are two counters: one for bagged beans and the other for service.  A trick to getting a quicker cup is to buy a bag of beans – and they will serve you some to go at the same time 🙂

5425385975_4b9aba2779_z Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans   Covent Garden (above photo ©Michelle Cardwell)
6151066422_9d075daee1_z Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans   (above photo © Bellaphon)
MON Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans   Iced latte (above photo ©Bellaphon)

Monmouth-Coffee_006 Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans

403095438_04be19e8b9_z Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans   (above photo © Steve & Sarah’s )
communal table at borough market
491989737_a5af17e44c_z Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans   (above photo © Phi-Hong Ha ) communal table at borough market
4704359647_bdb17ab82d_z Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans   (above photo © Boon Chew )

Monmouth-Coffee_005 Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans

 

Monmouth-Coffee_007 Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans

5101403749_0dc72f239a_z Monmouth Coffee  -  London, UK London UK  UK monmouth London england Coffee cafe beans
(above photo ©Julia Beatty)
La-Colombe_001 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

La Colombe – New York, NY

La-Colombe_015 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

La Colombe

Coffee Shop
(1) 212 625-1717
270 Lafayette Street
(Btw Prince – Houston Streets)
New York, NY 10012

www.lacolombe.com

OPEN HOURS:
7:30am – 6:30pm    Monday – Friday
8:30am – 6:30pm    Saturday & Sunday

The design pulled us in, and the coffee had us coming back. We were pleasantly surprised by La Colombe (no relationship to Colombia, fyi). The Soho, New York location is excellent in its centrality, you are sure to be near it on any journey downtown, and it fills a major geographical coffee gap between the East & West Villages’ cafes. There are 2 other locations in New York city, 2 in Philadelphia and a representative in Chicago and Seoul, South Korea.

La-Colombe_011 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

The Soho location, the only we have been to, is a bustling low-key affair with the chimes of clinking cups on saucers and the hum of conversation, pleasantly without any of the attitude that can invade other cafes serving premium coffees. All coffees are served in beautiful ceramic cups and that certainly helps the flavor. The Cappuccinos and Macchiatos are made with care and come out very smooth and creamy, with a nice balance of coffee to fat.  They have a few pastries and savories to enjoy along with the liquid happiness. They also sell a “Cold Pressed” bottled coffee that looks quite serious and could be a go-to item come summer.

La-Colombe_003 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

La-Colombe_004 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

While the store is blissfully free of propaganda, it is good to know that La Colombe a is Fair Trade, organic certified, child saving do-gooder organization. The matching badges that can make you feel as justified as you need to are on display on their website. I believe that this type of activism is quite effective, and I appreciate it more then someone using their actions to sell product. Thumbs up to La Colombe for creating an effective, quality and well-rounded brand.

La-Colombe_008 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee
La-Colombe_009 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

La-Colombe_014 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

La-Colombe_001 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee

La-Colombe_007 La Colombe  -  New York, NY New York  Soho Organic NYC NY New York Fair Trade Espresso Coffee