Patio season may be coming to a close but take heart, Toronto- for Pumpkin Spice Season is upon us! Dig out those UGG boots, grab your coziest sweater, and join us on a journey of that most delicious time of year from September to November 1st as we celebrate fall flavours in Old Town Toronto.
Neo Coffee Bar
When it comes to fall flavours, Neo doesn’t play around.
In addition to their classic Pumpkin Spiced Latte (available hot or iced), Neo has also rolled out their Japanese-inspired Maple Kinako Latte. Kinako is a roasted soybean flour that tastes like an earthier peanut butter. This unique latte is creamy and nutty with a hint of maple syrup sweetness. Neo’s signature London Fog Roll Cake, infused with Sloane’s Heavenly Cream Tea, pairs perfectly with either latte to create the ideal cozy treat this fall.
Folks with a sweet tooth will love the selection of seasonal baked goods now available at XO Bisous, a classic French patisserie on Adelaide Street. Their fall-themed sugar cookies are ALMOST too cute to eat, and their new apple cake with salted caramel buttercream tastes just like autumn. If you’re all sugared out, XO Bisous also offers chicken and vegetarian pot pies bursting with savoury fall flavour. Call ahead and pick yours up hot-and-ready or grab a stack to freeze and enjoy throughout the colder months for a quick and cozy meal.
Black Canary Coffee
If you’re feeling a bit pumpkined-out but still craving fall flavours, Black Canary offers a decadent salted caramel latte with your choice of milk. Pair it with a fresh cinnamon bun and a good book and enjoy a break in their cozy cafe filled with greenery and good vibes.
TidBits for Dogs
Did you know that pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamins for dogs? Skip the pup cup and pick up some gourmet doggie treats handmade in St Lawrence Market from our friends at TidBits for Dogs. Their new limited edition Pumpkin and Cinnamon dog biscuits look so tasty we’re tempted to try them ourselves (and as they’re all-natural and freshly baked, you can)! Pick up yours on Sunday Market Days at St. Lawrence Market or visit the TidBits website. They also have a subscription service where you can get a box of pup-approved goodies every month delivered to your door. Part of the proceeds of every subscription are donated to the Pet Parent Support Program which works to eliminate pet abandonment in Toronto.
Mystic Muffin has been the go-to breakfast and lunch spot in Old Town Toronto for close to thirty years- but did you know they had desserts? For a limited time, you can purchase a homemade apple cake which owner Elias describes as “the best apple cake you’ll ever eat.” Be sure to call ahead to place your order as supplies are limited. The famous Mystic Muffin Thanksgiving Apple Cake costs $22 and is only available until mid-October or before they run out.
Is there a neighbourhood spot serving up sweet fall flavours we missed? Let us know on Instagram! And be sure to check out our business directory of Old Town Toronto shops and services.