Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe complements its aromatic free-trade coffee with a crowded menu of fresh cafe fare. Lunch dates commence as pairs settle into the cafe’s brick-walled, cozy ambience—complete with wooden floors and a grandmother encouraging guests to eat up—and select Brown Dog signature half sandwiches such as the smoky Country turkey ($7) or the stacked simplicity of the ham and swiss ($6). Hot sandwiches, including eggs benedict ($5) and bacon-cheese ($4), arrive at tables escorted by doting pickle-spear chaperones and the customer's choice of salad or soup of the day. Diners contemplate the complex aromas of one of Brown Dog's in-house roasted fair-trade signature coffee blends while sitting on the Paris location's brisk patio area, where the Grand River eases along nearby and compels patio sitters to speak only in haiku. In addition to flaky apple fritters, the amiable Brown Dog staff keep the ovens humming with classic cafe delectables, including scones ($1.75), french toast ($3.50), and a fluffy assortment of muffins ($1.75).
Custom cupcakes abound at L.A’s Cupcakery, where dessert artisans handcraft handheld sweets from customer specifications using all-natural ingredients such as Canadian butter, fresh fruit, and 100 per cent natural citrus zests. Available in more than 100 flavours—including red velvet, white chocolate, and strawberry cheesecake—cupcakes don rich buttercream crowns studded with kaleidoscopic sprinkles, putting to shame the Queen of Dairy’s similar, but far less superior, royal regalia. The bakery’s staff can also cater to special diets by crafting cupcakes devoid of dairy, eggs, or gluten.
Heart of the Hammer Cafe brings the best food, beverage, art, music and community activities available to Hamilton's downtown east-side, a neighbourhood flourishing with artists, entrepreneurs, families and neighbours who are getting to know each other.
Cravings' skillfully sweetened cupcakes enhance treat-worthy events with sprightly garnishes and tongue-pleasing taste. Each dozen contains a single flavour per batch, with popular picks including the Pretty Princess, a moist buttermilk cake outfitted in cocoa and a fashionable shade of pink and then crowned with a regal ring of luxurious vanilla-bean buttercream frosting. Employ the psychedelic Neopolitan swirls of the Enchanted, Cravings' signature cake, to hypnotize guests into believing you're a respected Proust scholar. The Pure Heaven sends celestial messages to pleasure-centres with a mini piece of purity—vanilla buttercream atop moist vanilla cake—and the Sour Puss infuses golden yellow cake with the zest of lemon before a creamy vanilla buttercream counteracts the acidity in the most gracious of smotherings.
The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests' senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store's staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of super-premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavour from a list of more than 50 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company's founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery's signature sweet-cream ice cream. Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer's choice of ice cream and mixins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one customized m?lange.
Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and ice cream cupcakes. Catering is available at many locations.
Cuisine Type: Specialty Coffee
Reservations: Not offered
Number of Tables: 1?5
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Espresso-based drinks
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: No
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
Coffee has always been my passion and I want to share that with people in the community.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
No frills: we do the classics really well and don't hide behind novelties.