A crepe recipe may be simple, but transforming the thin batter of eggs, milk, flour, and butter into the paper-thin pancakes takes concentration and expertise—two traits mastered by the chefs at Caramel Crêpe. Once cooked to a golden brown on the flat griddle while diners watch, the traditional, buckwheat, and gluten-free canvases are decorated with everything from a simple sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar to a complex spread of melted mozzarella, smoked chicken breast, and spinach and pesto. Customers can choose from a menu of nearly 20 combinations, each named after the owners’ family and friends and in remembrance of their personal experiences and childhood goldfish. A sleek bistro-like ambiance sets the scene for noshing morning, noon, and night, and it's not unusual to spot a few local celebrities hanging around the eatery, such as Sylvia Kuzyk of CTV.
Other breakfasts can seem boring in comparison to a tasty sticky bun with the right toppings. At Jonnies Sticky Buns, sticky buns are baked fresh every morning and afternoon, so both early and late risers can get their fix. Daily changing flavours can be topped by anything from apples to black olives to dark chocolate to pizza toppings. The buns come in standard or mini sizes and can be ordered as a variety pack of a dozen.
A roaring fireplace crackles in the pub, warming patrons as animal heads glower down at the cushy booths and barstools of The Thirsty Lion Tavern. Twenty different draught beers?including authentic Celtic ales, stouts, and ciders?pair with a menu of hearty Irish and English specialties. Throughout the week, darts soar into targets and balls shoot across pool tables beneath the glow 12 flat screen high-definition TVs, as colourful slot machines whirr and jangle. Every Friday night, the restaurant also hosts live bands in lieu sticking a drum kit into a industrial-size clothes dryer.