Sunday brunch dates take on a slightly different twist with the Bub in tow. Well, it’s not as if she can have anything but it sure is nice to spend some time together as a family before we drop her off at my Mom’s and we go for our weekly massage. Food plays a huge part in both of our lives and we kinda can’t wait for her to be able to join us at the table munching off bread and sipping juices.
Couldn’t be more pleased with the number of quaint cafes that have opened up in the East.. makes it easier for us to have our brunch then drop off the Bub. Thanks to a tip-off by E from E loves to cook, we found ourselves kinda bright and early at Dutch Colony Coffee at Frankel Avenue. Parking can be quite challenging over here so thankfully, I was with the Man who managed to score us a spot that involved some form of parallel parking. Not sure if I would be able to make it there on my own otherwise.
The place is pretty spacious and I love how the light shines through the glass panels making it look like such a happy place. Seats are filled pretty quickly so if you wanna bring a kid with a stroller, best to take the seats that are closest to the doors for ‘ample parking’ of the stroller.
If we are lucky and catch her morning naps, this is what happens when the Man and I take time to have our breakfast! Sleeping Bubba FTW! 🙂
With a name like Dutch Colony Coffee, doesn’t really take a genius to figure out what they are famed for. They have several brews for the picking but as I am trying to minimise caffeine intake so as not to have a waking bub, I went for the juices while the Man chose the Brazil coffee bean brew. Must add that I was pretty impressed with the service here. We had the barista coming to us to ask if we enjoyed the coffee. The service staff are also friendly and helped clean up the table promptly when we were waiting to get our seats.
Now for the food! The food menu is decent and the breakfast offerings are rather substantial. We shared the Croque Monsieur as well as the French Toast.
I love the bread that they use to make the Croque Monsieur as well as the French Toast. It was thick and fluffy which made for a really nice bite. Pleased to have found this place so near the hood and looks like I will be heading back for more of their breads. Plus, they are open 7 days a weeks which is perfect for me when I need to spend some time with the Bub on Mondays (where I will not be working). Now, I just gotta figure out to get parking there. Hmm…