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jbcollier



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject: A place to call home Reply with quote

So, we have tried a different place each Sunday this year. Somewhat cool but a pain to organize. I'd like to suggest we settle on one regular place with occasional forays to other locales.

So where should our regular place be? Needs to have good food and coffee, reasonable parking and vaguely central in location. Please chime in!
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SebringMike



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My summary of place visited...

Dirtbag Café… good parking, average food
Chocorrant (10328 124st)… good parking, good baking, no breakfast meals
La Boule Patisserie (8020 101st)… good parking, good baking but no breakfast meals
Square 1 Coffee (15 Fairway Dr)… excellent parking, average food
Passion de France (11812 86st)… nope.
District (10011 109st)… excellent food, bad parking
Elm Café (10140 117st)… good parking, don’t remember the food
Colombian Mountain Coffee Shop (10340 134st)… good parking, no food
District Moto… didn’t attend
Credo 124 (10350 124st)… good parking, no breakfast meals
Farrow (9855 76ave)… good parking, good food
Bru Coffee and Beer (Jasper Ave)… good parking, good food (limited menu)
Mandolin Books (6419 112ave)… didn’t attend
Barking Buffalo (10842 124st)… good parking, no meals
Willfreds (10429 121st)… didn’t attend

My vote is for District (despite the parking issues... the food is worth it!), La Boule (despite the lack of meals, the baking is worth it) and Bru, in that order.


But I'm happy in most of the places we've visited.

Mike
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david



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I add DOSC (Drunken Ox Sober Cat)?
Sadly, you weren't able to attend that one Mike.
Food and coffee is very good. Nice wide sidewalks for scooter parking. May I also say that; our scoots enhance the look of the old building.
Street parking on Sunday mornings should be ok.

Also, Barking Buffalo should have completed their renovations by now. Might be worth a second visit.

We visited some nice places. I was unable to attend every meeting. With that consideration I do like the District, and DOSC with no particular preference other than DOSC seems to have more space.
I'm sure I've missed one or two places the are perfectly fine.

I'll echo Mike by saying anywhere we meet will be very good.

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redbike



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOSC probably the best mix of parking/food/coffee. Would want to cheat and do District every so often though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about an elimination round? We narrow it down to 4 or so candidates and revisit them.

Drunken Something Or Other

District

Bru

Barking Buffalo

La Boule

(I scratched Farrow as it has virtually no inside seating)

List ok? Please chime in with additions or eliminations!
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Angelo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratch La boule
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drunken Something Or Other

District

Bru

Barking Buffalo
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redbike



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d vote the Buffalo off the island
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you’re right but they were about to remodel and “may” be worth a second look.
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Macgyyver



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Arno's cafe & patisserie on 116 St? (They have some Glutenfree treats) Very Happy
Open Sundays 10am-3pm

https://www.facebook.com/arnosPastry/

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Andrew



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we can try Arno's this Sunday at 10:00?
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Angelo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Gist of this thread is to find a place that we call home for most
of the time (hence the list of places visited this summer by the majority)

Any other suggestions should be started on another thread, as potential places to visit occasionally.

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