Posts tagged coffee shop
MAST Coffee
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Living in downtown Toronto I come across sooo many cute little cafes daily, but always find myself going to the one on campus (it just so happens to be right across from my program's building and their coffee is supreme, so can you blame me...?). Not to say that one isn't great, and I'll share about it very soon because it deserves some love. But my point is, I've walked by MAST coffee on my way to school almost every day for the last few months and I haven't taken a moment to pop in until today! 

MAST is a like a beautiful high ceilinged sunroom / greenhouse nook  that smells like fresh coffee and baked goods. It's on a quiet side street with soft bench cushions and free stable wifi, PERFECT conditions for doing homework, working on some sketches, taking  pictures against the white walls or meeting up with friends. I ordered the apple cider which was perfectly spiced and my friend got a cappuccino with heart latte art, both were totally reasonably priced and I cant wait to get one of their tasty looking  butter tarts next time I go!  

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Check out MAST coffee at 68 Shuter St next time you're looking for a quiet escape in the heart of downtown Toronto.


Sunny Sunday

What's better than going coffeeshop-ing back to back on the weekend? Not many things, in my books.

Took the long way around to get to Rooster Coffee House this afternoon. I've met up with my mum here before; this place is the perfect spot for a date, to catch up with a friend, or just to do homework like I'm doing today. 

As you can see, this place is always hopping, so the best way to get fast service here during their rush hours is to order their brewed self serve coffee! Its affordable and very tasty, made from their in-house beans. And of course I couldn't go without a pastry... today's choice was a pecan tart, and I must say its the best one I've had in a while.

I always bring my favourite notebook along with me to jot down inspirations. Its made by Rifle Paper Co. and Garance Doré and the blush pink of the book just happens to match with my favourite watch! (can you tell its my favourite colour next to yellow?). 

"Make a wish" it says on the coffee cup, which actually was a surprisingly big pick-me-up after a bit of a rough day. The little horseshoe doodle inspired me to try my hand at some more coffee cup art - phases of the moon! I'm going to have a huge collection of these custom cups at this rate. 

Happy weekend to everyone! xo Merike


Walk in the Park

What a beautiful fall Saturday! I've been meaning to go to this coffee shop on my street since I moved to Toronto in August. I've walked by it and its witty chalkboard sign everyday and never stopped by. Don't know why... of course I've been busy but not too busy to stop by a cute tiny bakery!

Since the sun was shining and I wanted an excuse to wear my favourite sweater and mittens to the park down the street, I decided today was the day to go to Andrea's Gerrard Street Bakery. 

There's a beautiful chandelier and you can watch the bakers at work, with their aprons making what they call "wee cakes".. the cutest little cakes in every flavour. There were way too many pretty pastries to choose from so I went with the classic chocolate chip cookie and americano coffee.

Decided to do some coffee cup artwork after walking to Riverdale park which I feel like is my own tiny central park right close to home! Been meaning to start this project for a while too.