Take two classically trained French chefs – Tina Leckie (Celestin) and Alex Chong (Didier) – and set them free in an all-day café-slash-bake-shop and get one of the Danforth's tastiest alternatives to flaming saganaki. Counter service and a few scattered tables add to the casual vibe. Sous-vide takeout dinners, too.
Best: from a constantly shifting lineup, sandwiches on house-baked yeast-free sourdough layered with seared rare steak, gooey Gruyère and pickled wild mushrooms; house-cured Berkshire pork belly and puréed kimchee; soups like duck broth with pastina; creamy potato with leek; soufflé-like quiches du jour, one day portobello mushroom with Brie, the next caramelized onion with Stilton; house-cured charcuterie paired with local cheese; a take on eggs Benny with poached duck eggs in lemony hollandaise over pickled beets and Georgian Bay whitefish on toasted pains au lait; whole flourless chocolate cakes.
Complete brunches/lunches for $25 per person, including, tax, tip and an iced tea. Average main $12. No reservations. Unlicensed. Access: barrier-free.
Updated May 22, 2014