|Bikes on the wall at Cherry Bomb|
#1: Tom's Dairy Freeze: My favourite place in Toronto. It brings me back to a childhood that I'm not sure I actually experienced. But nevertheless it still gives me a warm nostalgic hug each time I visit and try their ice cream, hot dogs, and burgers. When I'm sitting with Jessica on those picnic table in front on a breezy summer day, I never want to leave.
#2: Ward's Island: Step off the ferry onto the island and you immediately feel 15 lbs lighter. I love that place so much I proposed to Jessica on the Ward's Island beach in May and we're getting married at the association clubhouse to boot!
#3: Cherry Bomb Coffee: See below.
It's so much more difficult to write a review of a place that you truly love. Sentences start out fluid and generally coherent but eventually turn into illiterate, juvenile, Turrets-syndrome-like babble. An example...
The frothiness of a Cherry Bomb latte adds a certain quality to the flavour that just makes it like the most amazing bestest thing I've ever tasted in like....oh my god it's like...fuck fuck amazing fuck shit fuck!!!!
So perhaps lets avoid that by writing about my favourite menu items in point form, shall we?
|The coffee at Cherry Bomb is brilliant...|
The Almond Croissants: I actually fantasize about these things. Sometimes on a Saturday morning I rise early so I can be sure to arrive before 10am which usually when the first batch of almost croissants are all done. When that happens you have to wait for at least an hour for the next batch. Sure the regular and chocolate croissants are great there as well, but the almond croissants are the bees knees! One more thing: If you are so fortunate as to arrive when the almond croissants have just come out of the oven, drop to your knees and thanks Jesus, Allah, Jehovah, Vishnu, Richard Dawkins, David Icke, Alex Jones, your sexual prowess, Glenn Beck, or whatever higher power you regularly worship.
|...and the staff is just dog-gone attractive!|
The Scones: Jess is more of a scone fan than I am. She usually orders the date scone on every visit. It gives me such pleasure to hear her belt out a luxurious moan following by an almost exhausted sigh after the first bite of her date scone on a Saturday morning. I've had a few bites as well and even I think they're delicious...and I don't even like scones very much!
The Coffee Beans: Delicious. All the blends. But we have a special place in our hearts for Extra Butter.
The Design Aesthetic: Unique and beautifully done! Stylish while still being homey and inviting.
I could go on, but I think I'll leave it here. I love this place and writing this review felt great. After so many restaurants in Parkdale were relatively average or missed the mark, it feels great to award Cherry Bomb the first perfect score. Maybe if the staff see this review they'll want to come to my parties. Eeeeeeeee!!!!