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CJs Cafe in Bronte calls people to gather together. They gather at arts events, such as live music performances, authors' readings, craft-making lessons. They gather to admire the ever-changing art on the walls, made by local artists and lending a whimsical air to the high-ceilinged, cozy space. They gather to break bread, choosing from a menu of healthy sandwiches, salads, and wraps, including options for those who eat vegan or gluten-free. They gather over steaming cups of organic fair-trade espresso, made the old-fashioned way, with a pull-method machine, rather than the more modern method of squeezing beans with a vise.

2416 Lakeshore Rd. W
Oakville,
ON
CA

Though framed pictures of the starlet decorate Marilyn Monroe Cafe, its proprietors maintain that their chic coffeehouse is not a shrine to the Hollywood actress. Rather, they feel it’s the kind of place Marilyn would feel comfortable in as a modern, style-loving gal. To accomplish this vibe, they outfitted their elegant, bright white interior with plush crescent booths, stylish lighting fixtures, and sleek glass dividers that house translucent television screens. The space’s warmth complements the equally warm aroma of specialty coffee drinks, such as crème brulee and red velvet lattes. Baristas handcraft these and other beverages with certified organic and fair trade coffee from Central America, Indonesia, and Northern Africa.

The drinks, in turn, complement the cafe’s eclectic menu, which runs the gamut from organic oatmeal to cilantro quinoa salads. Marilyn Monroe Cafe also stocks plenty of dessert options, including white chocolate cranberry biscotti and tuxedo tortes, which can double as formalwear for underdressed gingerbread men.

350 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville,
ON
CA

Endorsed by a team of professional athletes—including two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash—Liquid Nutrition satisfies competitors and common folk alike with an array of tasty, nutritionally balanced drinks. They whip up juices such as the Slam Dunk, a pairing of carrot and orange that’s mixed in a hollowed-out basketball. The Rise n' Shine makes mornings a little easier through a meal-replacing blend of vanilla almond milk, banana, strawberry, gluten-free granola, and honey, and wheatgrass shots offer quick energy boosts whenever you need them most.

321 Cornwall Road
Oakville,
ON
CA