Instead of relying on sorbet and other popular fillers to bulk up their drinks, the Jugo Juice team packs each smoothie with five or more servings of fresh fruit to create healthy favourites like the summer strawberry and mango magic. They use pre-portioned fruit packages—frozen at the fruit's peak ripeness—and change the menu each season to ensure that each smoothie is as nutritious and flavour-packed as possible.
To further support founder Jason Cunningham's goal of providing consumers with better alternatives to mainstream fast food, the shops' healthy, fresh theme extends to wraps and flatbreads, made in-store daily and grilled to order.
Mission House Coffee’s baristas wake up groggy taste buds with organic, fair-trade coffee and fresh-baked breakfast and lunch fare. Muffins ($2.50) and scones ($3) nuzzle up to steaming cups of coffee ($1.50–$2.10) or froth-capped lattes ($3.50–$4.50), which patrons can embellish with fresh whipped cream, flavor shots, or edible monocles. A matcha latte ($3.75–$4.75) curtails caffeine consumption, and nine exotic tea varietals soothe throats after nights spent filibustering. Patrons can also warm up near the blazing fireplace, and relax in designated quiet zones that cater to studious sippers.
At The Brimm Cafe, homemade soups don’t canoodle with just any old package of crumbs. The café's expert bakers pair up warm bowls made fresh that morning with homemade sea-salt crackers. Those crispy accoutrements are just part of the story, as Brimm churns out whole loaves of fresh bread each and every morning to create decadent breakfast and lunch sandwiches packed with ham and eggs, Thai-style chicken, and marinated roast beef. A display case at the front of the store tempts cat burglars to bust out glass-cutters for its bounty of fresh-baked ham and cheddar croissants, miniature cinnamon buns, and pumpkin-spice scones that pair perfectly with cappuccinos and organic loose-leaf teas.
With the whirr of a blender, fresh fruits and dairy—perhaps a handful of blueberries, some splashes of pomegranate juice, and a few dollops of nonfat frozen yogurt—transform into one of the sweet treats served at Fresh - Healthy Cafe. The staff's made-to-order mentality and commitment to natural ingredients are evident in the café's variously flavoured fruit smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. Staffers also load sandwich wraps or paninis with veggies, cheeses, and meats and support sustainability by doling out drinks in biodegradable cups.
Owner-operated Smith and Company Coffee House’s café-style breakfasts and lunches pair with organic, fair-trade specialty espresso concoctions to nourish patrons from the morning onward. Homemade paninis dunk into hand-crafted soups, and the chicken-salsa wrap zings taste buds like a bite of a statically charged balloon. Blenders whir as they mix real-fruit smoothies, and cream cheese skims the surface of house bagels.