Portland Variety

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Finally, a place where I can sit, read a book, smell the flowers, indulge in a classic cup of coffee, and pretend I am Europe… Introducing, Portland Variety.

The brainchild of Le Gourmand‘s (See: Best Cookies In The City Ever) Milton Nunes, Portland Variety will be opening on June 2nd and inviting the neighbourhood in for complimentary organic drip coffee  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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While there, I implore you to try their pastries… wow. I would drive from Barrie for one of these cookies with their stellar coffee. (They are one of the few top cafe’s that use a Modbar… look it up, it is like the Picasso of coffee makers.)

“Offering coffee, snacks, dinner and cocktails, Portland Variety café and bar is really about catering to the neighbourhood and becoming the local,” says Milton Nunes, co-owner and chef of Portland Variety. “The casual venue will be suited to King West’s young families, residents and  businesses any time of day or night.”

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Portland Variety café takes its cue from both the indulgent boulangeries of Paris and the casual dining culture of Spain (2 of my favourite travel destinations). The standing-room-only space will be that super cute European style café by day, then transforming into a cocktail bar serving shared plates starting at 2 p.m onward. The café will also serve as entrance to a 150 seat restaurant and street-side patio of the same name, slated to open later this June.

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They post regular updates and sneak peeks on their Instagram leading up to their opening, so be sure to check it out AND come join me on June 2nd for some house made pastries and coffee! I am very excited for this much needed addition to the King West neighbouhood… now if only I could convince them to open in the Beach…

Twitter:           @PortlandVariety
Instagram:     @portlandvariety

See you there!!


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