395 Bloor St. East
Located on Bloor East, almost at Sherborne, this surprisingly delightful café
tucked neatly in a strip of fast food joints and dollar stores. Although, we reviled the musical
selection (think Rod Stewart. Think easy listening. Think loud.)
The interior sports small pockets of comfy chairs and tables and of course
couches, though occupied. So, we sat our candy asses down on a couple of armchairs at a little table
with a real live flower arrangement.
Shelves and cabinets boast an eclectic display of goods such as blankets,
boxes, candles, jams and syrups, all of which are for sale. A bookshelf at the rear of the establishment
holds magazines and newspapers which may be perused by the patrons. Behind the counter, wall displays of
lunch menus, various pasta salads, sandwiches, muffins, etc.
The dessert selection is small but yummy, featuring miniature cakes and shortbreads.
We were impressed by the friendly service and the homey touches, like the fresh floral arrangements, and
a diligent cleaning staff.
Another must visit establishment.
Just for a change, just for variety, we opted for the Apple Crumble.
Jill Takes The Cake
sweetly piled a dollop of whipped cream on our plate and laid the requisite two forks to the side of our
dessert. We retired to our table where we dug in enthusiastically.
The Crumble was neither over sweet
nor tart. It had been baked with a great deal of sour cream, and the crumble was moistly fabulous. It
would have been easy to eat another piece or two, but that way madness lay. We dug the Apple Crumble,
and we dug Café 396!
Was The Coffee Any Good Jack?
Bloor Blend: The first cup wasn't as fresh as the second. Jack asks that
you do not let the name fool you. This coffee tastes nothing like Bloor St! Robust, and well balanced, just
the thing when you don't need anything fancy.