Two Monkeys serves up house-made soups, snacks, and pastries alongside a drink menu of organic, fair-trade coffee and around 36 types of tea. Start a day of spelunking in the local cheddar caves with a café au lait brewed from fresh, locally roasted coffee ($2.10 and up) and a warm breakfast sandwich ($3.95), or make a midday meal out of the homemade soup-and-sandwich combo ($8.45). Two Monkeys is a kid-friendly eatery, so tired and cranky tots can be tamed into submission with a grilled cheese sandwich ($2.95) or mini bear paw ($0.75) while their guardian fire fighters sip one of the multitudinous flavours of bagged or loose-leaf tea ($1.65 and up).
The light fare experts at Friend's Coffee serve up a cafe menu pairing free-trade, organic coffee with house-made sandwiches, salads, and breakfast offerings. For breakfast, fingers pull apart a fluffy muffin served with a small coffee ($2.99), and mouths wake up and shout lines from their favourite cartoons between bites of egg, cheese, and bacon, all sandwiched between an english muffin and washed down with caffeinated sips from a small coffee ($3.49). Teeth can also opt to break from breakfast and sink into a variety of Italian-style Paninis ($4.51) before foraging through over 55 kinds of salads ($4.42–$6.64) and soups ($2.50–$3.50) and Halal options that treat palates to an array of multicultural flavours. Customers drink, munch, and chat inside Friend's Coffee's casual dining area, where eclectic artwork peers down from the walls and diners lounge in cushioned chairs as they coax jolly lost Santas from a fireplace.
Cuisine Type: Specialty organic coffee, bakery, and lunch
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1?5
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Cakes, desserts, cappuccino, and sandwiches
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals available. Sandwiches are made with in-house freshly-baked bread.
Q&A with the Owner
Do you adhere to any sustainable or eco-friendly practices?
Our coffee cups are eco-friendly and fully degradable. All packaging is paper or cardboard.
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
The decor is reminiscent of a European style cafe-bakery.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Cakes and desserts are hand-made by a highly experienced pastry chef. We do not use any artificial flavors or additives. Frozen meals are made by a Cordon Bleu trained chef. All coffee and teas are organic and fair trade. All croissants, danishes, and muffins are baked in the morning every day, and we make our soup fresh every day. We offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
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