Kitten and the Bear

Kitten and the Bear is known for their artisan preserves and buttermilk scones. This cute little shop is located on the west end, in the village of Parkdale. They have a small tea room as well as take out. We decided to go for their Jam & Tea Service ($17.50/person).
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Since the tea room is quite small with one table that seats 2 and a second table that seats 3, they do not take reservations and operate on a first come first serve basis. Luckily there was a table for 2 available when J and I arrived.
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The Jam and Tea Service comes with:
  • Flight of seasonal preserves
  • Buttermilk scones
  • Clotted cream
  • A choice of pour-over coffee or tea (including black, white & oolong, green, herbal).
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As a green tea lover, I decided on the Tropical Green Tea which is a Japanese Sencha with tropical fruit and citrus notes, and of course J had the Pour-Over Coffee. I like the set up and the elegant designs on the tableware, it almost felt like Alice in Wonderland.
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The scones were warm and freshly made. They were arguably the best scones I’ve had – light, fluffy, and slightly crisp on the outside.

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The jam flavours of the day were:
  • Strawberries & Chocolate – chunky, quite sweet, reminds me of classic strawberry jam
  • Banana & Bourbon & Vanilla Bean – if you are bananas about this fruit, this one is for you
  • Sweet Orange & Honeyed Whisky – this marmalade has an intense orange burst
  • Blackberry, Plum and Violet – chunks of berries and plum, with a slight hint of violet

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We picked up a jar of Blackberry, Plum and Violet jam on our way out. Jam, jellies and marmalade are all handmade in small batches and free of preservatives. We were told that unopened, these artisan preserves have a shelf life of just over a year.

Overall, we really enjoyed the whole experience.

574 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6R 1A6

Tuesday – Sunday : 10 am – 6 pm
Monday : Closed

(647) 926-9711

http://kittenandthebear.com

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