Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Angel Cafe | Downtown Toronto

One of the perks of an early morning doctor appointment in the area is being first in line at Uncle Tetsu's... actually if you get to the Dundas St. location of the Angel Cafe right when it opens, there is no line-up at all. Hand-made from the highest quality eggs, milk, cheese and butter, the Uncle Tetsu creamy smooth cheesecake is one-of-a-kind. So perfect, light, fluffy and delicious.

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This location offers a dine-in experience with Japanese pop culture inspired decor and dance performances by servers dressed in the style of the Japanese maid cafes. The line-ups are so bananas at Uncle Tetsu's bakeries because they can only produce a certain number of cakes per hour. So that means a limit of only one cake per person... make it last! Rosie :)

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Uncle Tetsu's Angel Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Huevos Gourmet | South Etobicoke

Having lots of tasty reliable breakfast spots in the neighbourhood is always a bonus, but having one that serves up a plate of delicious huevos rancheros is the best ever. Huevos Gourmet on the Lakeshore serves authentic Mexican and all-day breakfast so you can get your fix of huevos allllll day long just like this:

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I'm obsessed with my morning coffee and I love how there is a choice of a medium or dark roasted brew. The entire menu is delicious whether you are wanting brunch or lunch. On the Lakeshore just west of Islington, with plenty of paid parking spots nearby. Rosie :)

Huevos Gourmet Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Invictus Games 2017

What an incredible week! Toronto embraced the Invictus Games with open arms and anyone who made it out to an event was blown away by the strength and spirit of the competitors. We attended a wheelchair rugby game between Canada and Australia and it was amazing... the competitors, men and women, were incredible to watch in action. Check out this passing for the try of the game for Canada:

My favourite moment at the closing ceremony on Saturday night was when Prince Harry came out after the star-studded concert and said to the competitors- "you said you wanted Bruce Springsteen- and I got him for you!" You could tell he was so proud to have organized an artist that everyone had wanted. The concert featured Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Coeur di Pirate, Bryan Adams, Bachman and Turner... it was awesome. The highlight was when Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams performed together, doing one of each other's songs... "Badlands" and "Cuts Like a Knife." What a sensational jam. Here's a bit of Bruce performing "Dancing in the Dark":

The Invictus Games will be held in Sydney, Australia in 2018. Rosie :)

"Time and time again, competitors from around the world tell me that sport has saved them; that the Invictus Games have given them a new lease on life; and that to represent their country again with fellow comrades is something they could only have dreamt of while lying in hospital." -- Prince Harry

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Moxie's | Downtown Toronto

The patio at this location of Moxie's is really nice. The atmosphere in the summertime depends on the day... if the Jays win, it's bananas. If they lose, it's chill and relaxed. The food is reliably tasty; steak and salmon are always good choices. The baked potato is next level. So delicious. It's a must-order side.

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La Cubana | Ossington

The food in Cuba is wonderful. On our trips to Havana we ate some really delicious stuff, drank some perfect cocktails and woke up every morning to the best coffee outside of Rome. I didn't think I would taste mojitos or medianoches like I had in Havana right here in Toronto. From the authentic pressed cubano sandwiches to the juicy guava bbq beef short ribs, La Cubana recreates delicious Cuban favourites in their two locations on Ossington and Roncesvalles. These pics are from a dinner at the Ossington location, but both spots are equally spot-on.

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Arvo Coffee | Distillery District

I love this beautiful little cafe in the Distillery District, which offers a coffee selection just as good as Balzac's. You can also pick up a yummy snack like this one from their toast bar. This perfectly toasted piece of bread is slathered with butter and honey:

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The cafe's owners were inspired by time spent in Australia and Arvo features a pour-over bar, a standard in most Aussie cafes. "Arvo" is an Aussie slang term for afternoon. "Meet me for a coffee this arvo mate?" OK! Rosie :)

Arvo Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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