For a Pretty Penny Vol. 1 // Morning Glory Cafe

For a pretty penny

Hey loves! As mentioned in my last post, I want to show you guys a few hidden gems in Toronto. While trying to brainstorm some ideas, I came up with a little series. It is called “For a Pretty Penny”. I’m basically going to look into finding good but cheap places for you to get your money’s worth. So many things in Toronto are super expensive. If you’re not careful, you can EASILY find yourself going well over your budget. If you’re like me and don’t want to pay crazy prices, I gotchu.

To start off this series, I’m going to introduce y’all to Morning Glory. It is a quaint little cafe on King St East just east of Trinity street. It’s also right in the middle of a great neighbourhood. The Corktown area / Distillery District is great to walk around and explore. The lakeshore is only a few blocks south as well. At the cafe, it isn’t too busy. So, you’re almost guaranteed a spot on. But, just in case I’d give them a call just to make sure they’ve got a table for you on Saturdays and Sundays. It is a relatively small space, so tables are limited. They’ve got a pretty wide selection of breakfast sammies, and I hear their breakfast burritos are bomb as heck. I recently went there to treat a friend for his birthday. I ordered their french toast with a side of fresh fruit (as per usual), and it was great. The ambience is friendly, and their staff are the absolute sweetest! Last but not least, their prices are fantastic! I paid just about $20 for a 2 person breakfast. When I usually go for brunch, it tends to total up to $18 just for myself. So if you’re looking to get a bang for your buck, Morning glory is for you.

If you know of any places and would like to suggest a few, don’t feel shy!

Hope you enjoyed

Ruru T

 

Toronto Eats: Short and Sweet

This is the cutest bake shop I’ve ever been to. I have been stalking their instagram for months now! They’ve got the craziest icing filled cookies, jumbo hot chocolates and cupcakes. This is definitely the place you go to when you’re trying to avoid the winter struggles. The cute environment and happy staff really tie it together. They’ve got a pink neon sign that says “Butter Cream Dreams” and I’m all for it! I got the Cake! Cake! Cake! Hot chocolate with whipped cream and a vanilla cake topping. This is definitly a go to place if you live/ find your self in the Yonge and Eg area 🙂

You can find them on 2025 Yonge ST or 1945 Avenue RD

Overall I think this place deserves a solid 4.2/5

Toronto Eats: Lil Baci

Lil Baci is an Italian restaurant near Yonge and Davisville (they also have a location near Queen and Carlaw) This quaint restaurant is great for brunch, lunch and dinner. They offer lovely soups, sandwiches, pasta and pizzas. The location itself is very modern and marble filled. It’s not too busy on weekdays during lunch hour but on the weekends it tends to get pretty packed. The ambience is so great, the waitresses are super engaging and really make the experience better. One of the waitresses noticed me taking pictures for my blog and she said ” I wish I had known, I would’ve been much nicer” then giggled a bit. This really goes to show how quirky and fun their staff are.  I got the Rigatoni Pasta with a beef and pork ragu. It was absolutely divine, the combination of pork and beef with the cheesy pasta was perfect for a cold winter day! As a tea lover, I was incredibly impressed with the tea menu. They have a few specialty tea blends that all seemed intriguing. Check out their menu  and definitely stop by one of their locations.

Rate: ❤❤❤❤/5

 

 

Toronto Eats: The Starving Artist

The Starving Artist at St Clair and Glenholme had the best ambience. We walked in and I felt very comfortable and somewhat hype. The music was so great, I can’t even lie I was jamming the whole time. This is great for fun lunch or breakfast with friends or family.

The Waffle focused restaurant offers a crazy good menu. There were so many options and they were all so different. I went with the Chicken Bacon Waffle which had chicken and bacon (obviously), havarti cheese, cucumbers and their secret sauce. It came with a side of fresh fruits and a salad. It all tasted very fresh and very good. I would definitely go back!  Rate:  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ / 5

Click here to check out their menu