$12 for a Nordic-Style Afternoon Tea for Two at Karelia Kitchen ($24.40 Value)

Bloordale Village

100% of 18 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Saffron-and-pistachio coffee cake or macadamia-nut-shortbread cookies fuel teatime, along with organic coffee and loose-leaf teas

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. maximum 2 vouchers per table, no cash back or credit. Must call to book reservations. Afternoon Fika starts at 3pm and ends at 5:30pm. Not valid on long weekends and holidays Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$12 for afternoon fika tea for two ($24.40 value)

  • Two cups of coffee or tea per person
  • Two slices of cake or cookies

Karelia Kitchen

In the 1960s and 70s, Karelia was known throughout Toronto—in addition to being a region along the Finnish-Russian border—as the name of a contemporary design company headed by Latvian architect Janis Kravis. Today, it's perhaps better known as a restaurant. Helmed by Kravis's son, Leif, and his wife, Karelia Kitchen may work with food instead of furniture—but it still focuses on the elegant simplicity of Nordic design. The casual restaurant is primarily a smokehouse that juxtaposes the region's culinary techniques and recipes with local, organic ingredients. According to Post City, Leif handles all the smoking, using shaved hickory to accentuate salmon, trout, organic chicken, hunter's sausage, and Quebec goat cheese with a "nice pungent flavour that doesn’t overpower.'”

These tender, smoky staples form the core of the restaurant's menu, which includes platters of seared duck breast, braised beef short ribs, and other Nordic entrees. There's also nine variations on the smørrebrød—an open-faced sandwich. In the spirit of the elder Kravis's modern design, many of these dishes are displayed in long glass cases and served on sleek, minimalist dinnerware.


100% of 18 customers recommend

  • “Loved this place! I wish it hadn't moved from the downtown core! ”

  • “Great service. Friendly staff and good selections of food.”

  • “The cafe au lait is truly excellent, and the cookies are all better than they appear!”

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    Bloordale Village

    1194 Bloor Street West

    Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N2


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