Thursday, December 14, 2017

Breakfast Amongst The Green

Headed out to breakfast at Carrotsticks and Cravings with Y and Missy. We wanted to chill out away from malls and the city center. Went to look for trees and bushes at Dempsey Hill. Y's in love with the concept of the cafe and how the owner is so into creating good food and styling great photos. I'm just cool with the casual feel and the convenience, and its guilt-free food with plenty of vegetarian options.

Opened by Terri-Anne Leske, she has moved from writing about food, and sharing recipes and photographs on the blog to properly collating them to publish 'My Creative Kitchen' (2015). Now she has started this cafe and cooking school. Nestled amongst its lush greenery of Loewen Road, the cosy Carrotsticks and Cravings is full of laidback vibes. Dress light. There's no air-conditioning; all outdoor seating.

The food is right up our alley. Missy totally loved the cold breakfast bowls. Oof. Good portions. The organic açaí berry bowl and breakfast berry parfait filled us up nicely. One couldn't go wrong when the bowls were topped with peanut butter granola and peanut butter quinoa crunch. Loads of berries. Delicious. We also ordered a quinoa and pomegranate salad with herb-crusted chicken breast and dukkah. I thought we would adjourn for coffee, but the cafe's flat white was really decent. So we hung out longer over coffee.

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