Coffee & Treats in Ontario

50% Off at Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro

Ottawa

C$20 C$10

Signature sweet and savoury crepes join breakfast staples and a dozen flavors of ice cream made in-house daily

Up to 51% Off at Marble Slab Creamery

Multiple Locations

C$27.95 C$16

Toppings mixed into homemade ice cream atop frozen marble slab before being piled into homemade cakes, pies, or half-litre containers

Up to 53% Off at Beyond the Batter Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

C$16 C$7.50

Friendly staff help sort through a huge range of cupcake flavors, including red velvet, Easter Egg, and vegan and gluten-free options

Marble Slab Creamery – Up to C$11.86 Off Frozen Treats

Multiple Locations

C$19.95 C$10

Ice cream with mixins atop frozen marble slab

48% Off Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Kiwi Kraze

Multiple Locations

C$5 C$2.60

Fresh fruit, nuts, and sauces decorate 100% Canadian frozen yogurt, available in unique flavours and sugar- and lactose-free varieties

Marble Slab Creamery – Up to 32% Off Ice-Cream Cakes

Markham

C$27.95 C$18.95

Ideal for Mother's Day or Easter, freshly made ice-cream cakes in flavours such as Choco-Peanut Butter Blast and Red Velvet and Brownies

Up to 48% Off Cupcakes

Vaughan

C$15 C$8

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Cupcakes and cookies baked fresh daily topped in made-from-scratch frostings in flavors such as ducle de leche and Nutella

47% Off Tea Time for Two at Ruelo Patisserie

Multiple Locations

C$51.98 C$27.50

Pairs eat petite sandwiches and classic tea time delights with tea or coffee, followed by French-style desserts

Marble Slab Creamery – Up to 47% Off Ice Cream

Bayshore

C$27.95 C$16

Gourmet ice cream mixed on site with fresh fruit, nuts, candy, or cookies, or prepackaged litre containers

51% Off Afternoon Tea at The Tea Room

Oakville

C$37 C$18

Snack on finger sandwiches, scones topped with Devon cream, and homemade preserves, paired with a tea of choice

Marble Slab Creamery – Up to 50% Off Ice Cream and Treats

Multiple Locations

C$19.95 C$10

Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

Half Off Smoothies and Paninis at Get Juiced

Guelph

C$10 C$5

Real fruit smoothies, homemade soups, and panini sandwiches at restaurant known for fresh-squeezed juices

Up to 53% Off Café Food at Café 1842

Waterloo

C$30 C$15

Tucked inside the lobby of the Huether Hotel, the café is replete with the aroma of Seattle’s Best Coffee and freshly baked muffins & scones

Half Off Sweets at The Pop Shop

Ajax

C$24 C$12

Miniature desserts dipped in a layer of colourful chocolate and coated with chocolate drizzle, chocolate dots, or sprinkles

48% Off Frozen Yogurt at Kiwi Kraze

Stratford

C$5 C$2.60

Fresh fruit, nuts, candy, and sauces decorate 100% Canadian frozen yogurt, available in unique flavours and sugar and lactose-free varieties

Up to 52% Off Cafe Drinks at lil' bean n' green

Leslieville

C$25 C$12.50

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Fresh brewed coffee, creamy cappucinos and double shot lattes with option of added flavor

48% Off Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Kiwi Kraze

Multiple Locations

C$5 C$2.60

Fresh fruit, nuts, and sauces decorate 100% Canadian frozen yogurt, available in unique flavours and sugar- and lactose-free varieties

Marble Slab Creamery – Up to 50% Off Ice Cream or Treats

Multiple Locations

C$19.95 C$10

Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

Up to 54% Off Macarons, Mini Cupcakes, or Both at Sugartiers

Markham

C$42 C$22

Macarons in 40 different flavours or mini cupcakes topped with frosting and optional sprinkles

50% Off at The Tea Room By Country Fare Catering

Oakville

C$50 C$25

Guests nosh scones, lemon squares, brownies, buttertart squares, and shortbread cookies baked from scratch while cooks create catered dishes

50% Off Mini Cheesecakes at Carole's Cheesecake Cafe

Briar Hill - Belgravia

C$21 C$10.50

Savour a baker's half dozen or dozen mini cheesecakes topped with fruit, such as strawberries, mangos, or lemons, or chocolate ganache

Up to 50% Off Cafe Meals at Delightful Tastes

Ottawa

C$29.90 C$16

Talk over meals of that can consist of fare such as smoked meat and Swiss paninis, butternut squash soup, quinoa salads, and cups of coffee

50% Off at Tiny Tom Donuts

Markham

C$16 C$8

Bite-sized donuts, fried fresh and coated in sugar

Half Off Chinese Drinks and Desserts at MODO Fruit & Tea House

Toronto

C$28 C$14

Many flavors of bubble tea; passion fruit slushes; strawberry lovers ice-cream cube toast; mango mousse cake

45% Off Fair Trade Coffee and Food at Prinzo Café Pâtisserie

Ottawa

C$10 C$5.50

French-style baker makes fresh bread, croissants, and pastries to serve with organic, fair trade coffee and tea

45% Off Smoothies and Juices at Miss Juice

Lower Town

C$27.45 C$15

Juice and smoothie pros blend a menu of real-fruit drinks, slushies and bubble tea

45% Off Coffee and Café Food at Cafe Ninety 7

Golden Triangle - Old Ottawa East - Ottawa South

C$5 C$2.75

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Café food such as roasted-chicken paninis and smoked-salmon wraps paired with a full coffee menu, including frozen chocolate coffee drinks

Select Local Merchants

Though Mrs. Biederhof, Monty, and Veda play central roles in the world of Mildred Pierce, in Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, they’re covered in sauce and served on shared plates. Restaurateurs Donna Dooher and Kevin Gallagher discovered their mutual love for the classic novel and film when working in an upscale restaurant in Ottawa. Their shared passion for local, approachable cuisine led them to open their warehouse-district eatery in 1989, though they eventually settled in Liberty Village, where they continue to serve their character-inspired dishes with the aid of a diverse team of chefs.

Their chefs draw from a range of culinary backgrounds to reinvent classic dishes with global twists, such as gnocchi poutine, Sri Lankan–style shrimp and crab cakes, and chicken biryani. Though many of their menu items change seasonally, some have been menu mainstays since the beginning, including burgers hand-ground in house, profiteroles infused with Lindt chocolate, and pancakes hand-raised on a farm. To ensure each dish lives up to its potential, staff members seek out the freshest potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, and other produce on twice-weekly visits to the Ontario Food Market and use only Ocean Wise–certified fish.

Servers ferry dishes to small tables and a large, communal harvest table in the contemporary dining space, where hardwood floors contribute a rustic aesthetic and railroad-side windows spill in natural light while keeping out engine noises and railway bandits. A slightly raised, open kitchen lets diners watch their chefs prepare the meal, and an outdoor patio lets them bask in warmer weather.

85 Hanna Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA

Reggina Pastry rises up decadent edible art, baking each of its meticulous morsels from scratch. Smother appetites in delicate pastries such as the cannoli ($2.75) or an artistically arranged fruit tart ($3.50) to sate sweet teeth better than any ganache-flavoured fluoride treatment. Tiramisu rolls ($3.25), rum balls ($2.50), and éclairs ($2.75) encapsulate spherical deliciousness, and a slice of the bakery's specialty cakes ($3) and cheesecakes ($3.50) slake even the fussiest of forks. Under the cover of dough, chocolate chips, raisins, and peanut butter make their respective homes in scratch-made cookies before retiring to belly timeshares ($0.95 small, $1.75 large). Biscotti is available in bulk, bequeathing a festive crunch to any family celebration, from an uncle's pastry-school graduation to a mother's acceptance of meringue as its own essential food group ($22.95/kg).

300 Preston St
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Baskin Robbins' worldwide expansion can be attributed to one thing: gourmet ice cream. More than 31 flavours fill its freezers, with classic flavours such as chocolate chip or butter pecan, and rotating seasonal flavours such as the cherry-filled black forest cake or green tea. Not content to just serve scoops, Baskin Robbins molds their ice cream into cakes, milk shakes, and sundaes made scrumptious by pieces of fresh fruit. Baskin's staff also swirls up soft serve cones, bowls, and parfaits filled with fruits and sweets. The ice creameries also indulge weight-conscious eaters with a menu of no-sugar-added sherbets, light yogurts, and sorbets.

80 Port Street East
Mississauga,
ON
CA

1881 Steeles Ave W
North York,
ON
CA

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.

937 King St E
Hamilton,
ON
CA

From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon frosty foundations of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft-serve, which swirl idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal surprise fillings of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.

2960 Kingsway Drive
Kitchener,
ON
CA