Now, how did I discover this gem of a spot you might ask? Easy. By accident. With my busy schedule I very rarely have time to visit with family and friends and to my own fault I am not the best at carving out time for the people who truly matter in the midst of all the other things I have going on. Yesterday was on of those days that I dedicated to catching up on those important relationships by going out for breakfast with my dad before heading into the city for class. Upon neither of us being prepared with possible places to check out we drove around the unbelievably gorgeous downtown Oakville area (I'm talking gorgeous narrow streets lined with boldly coloured trees in all the fall colours from neon orange, golden yellow, pops of red and a few little hints of green; cobblestone sidewalks and probably the most gorgeous houses...like....EVER). I really should have taken photos because the view with the bright early morning sunlight was just magical, but my eyes were too busy having an orgasm. Sorry, this girl's got to live in the moment sometimes.
But anyways, this coffee shop was essentially the only one open at ten thirty on a Friday and I could see from the street that it was busy, which meant it had to be good. And boy oh boy was it ever! I ordered the most amazing french toast which was basically five mini french toast sandwiches filled with apple butter, then served with strawberry compote, crushed pistachios and bacon, with a little jug of maple syrup that I literally died when I saw it. I am now on a mission to find miniature steel syrup jugs for my apartment next year so if you know where to get them, don't you dare withhold that valuable intel. My beautiful beverage of choice was a chai latte, and in a world filled with chai latte's on every corner this one was a refreshing variation. There was something about its flavour dynamic that just set itself apart from all the rest and the fact that it was served to me in a glass instead of a coffee mug was a delightful surprise. Dad, attempting to be adventurous order the Eggs Benedict with cape-seed bread and greens which was also an absolute gastronomic marvel, and in order for me to judge the quality of foam designs that Kerr had to offer, he ordered the classic cappuccino. I have got to tell you, whether you go there to eat, to drink, to socialize, pick up a sandwich or dessert to go or all of the above, bottom line you have to go.
Hope everyone is having an awesome November so far and I apologize for the lack of activity on here in the past few weeks. School is unfortunately top priority at the moment and will be for the next four years of my life. It will be a little bit of a learning curve attempting to balance my school work, real work and posting as consistently as possible so please bear with me on this journey. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Photos are all my own.
If you want to check out Kerr Street Cafe it is located in downtown Oakville at 298 Kerr Street.