Delicious, exotic flavors describe more than just the food and beverages at 55 Café. A selection of sheeshas—flavored hookah tobaccos—marinated with flavours like double apple and mixed fruit juices share menu space with veggie wraps, chicken shawarma, and shish kebabs. Guests can have a seat in a padded chair and curb their hunger with a plate of falafel and fries before capping their meal with a hookah session to practice blowing smoke rings, considered the most romantic jewelry to gift someone.
Dream teams don’t come along very often, but when they do, there is no stopping them. That’s why Liquid Nutrition assembled a team of seasoned sports pros, including two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and gold medal-winning snowboarder Torah Bright, to be part of Team Liquid. These elite athletes all signed on as supporters of Liquid Nutrition because they use their nutritious drinks to fuel their active lifestyles. Artfully blended in shops dubbed “Liquid Nutrition Lofts,” the smoothies feature all-natural ingredients, from wheatgrass and peanut butter to protein, antioxidants, and other wellness supplements. Some drinks function as meal replacements, while other drinks offer lighter, refreshing sips, such as the blend of apple, kale, and ginger juice. But no matter the drink, all products are designed to offer maximum nutrition for maximum performance, according to the founding vision of owners Greg and Chantal Chamandy.
Spin Dessert Cafe's chefs know a thing or two about sweets. And savoury bites. And, for that matter, everything in between, extending beyond flavour into sight and scent. A glance at their dessert selection and it's obvious how deep their sense of detail goes: more than a dozen house-made ice creams drip with sauces and chocolate shavings, cakes shine with a level of moisture usually only seen in Aquaman's swimming pool, and sweet crepes come speckled with fruity bites. Then there are the savoury crepes, which fold in cheeses and fresh veggies, and thin-crust pizzas dappled with tomato sauce or pesto, all washed down with milkshakes and aromatic coffee drinks.
Inside MODO Fruit & Tea House's modern, single-aisle cafe, guests cozied up in booths sip on bubble teas, nibble on fried snacks, and satisfy their sweet cravings with spoonfuls of ice cream. The snack shop's menu of Chinese-inspired eats offers patrons a variety of plates to curb their sweet or salty cravings, such as fried squid balls and BBQ sausage to mocha mousse cake and green tea brick toast. Patrons can wash down their treats with more than 40 beverage options, which include honeydew smoothies, papaya milk shakes, mango slushes, and lychee green tea, named after the newest shade of green crayon.
The Marshmallow Factory, born after an inspiring marshmallow landed in a fateful latte, invites guests to create their own airy desserts from a bounty of flavoured marshmallow creams. Within the technicolor, sweet-smelling shop, guests can select a base for their dessert composition, filling a cup, tart, biscuit, or chocolate shell with flavoured fluff before layering on a choice of 20 toppings such as sprinkles, gummy bears, or powered sugar. The sweet cream can also coat fresh fruit or foam down in a coffee or hot chocolate.
The Beaver combines a contemporary menu with a lively atmosphere congenial to local artists, musicians, and otherwise creative souls. Paninis please sundry palates with sprightly taste coalitions such as grilled bocconcini with sundried tomato and pesto ($8) and vegetable and sunflower-seed pâté ($9). Amiable pairings heat things up with baked mac 'n' cheese, whose cheeses are swirled with seasonal offerings ($10) and with the lamb and chevre burger, served with mixed greens or a potato salad ($13). The Beaver’s chefs make steering clear of meat as easy as defriending your butcher with a multitude of vegetarian and vegan options, such as the dinner-hour bean and beet burger ($11).