A new cafe has opened up at Donlands and Danforth, next to the Only Cafe (The Cafe District, so to speak!), just around the corner from Donlands Subway Station (974 Danforth, 416 850 7587)
Chocolate Heaven Cafe offers a large variety of desserts, most made on the premises, ranging from truffles to chocolate cake (regular and flourless) to carrot cake to cheesecake. Most everything, as the name would suggest, contains chocolate of some type.
They also serve Kicking Horse Coffee, espresso drinks, hot chocolate (a specialty, naturally) and a variety of teas.
I've been four times now and have enjoyed each visit immensely. The chocolate cake is dense and rich, with proper frosting built on butter and melted chocolate. The flourless chocolate cake is rich and gooey, the chocolate truffles smooth and sweet. The carrot cake is most, and the cream cheese icing tangy and sweet enough to make an impact, but not overwhelmingly so, and topped with white chocolate chips and walnuts, a nice touch.
The atmosphere is quirky and eclectic, a little dark, but with little lamps on each table. The owner has uncovered leaded glass windows that I think have been hidden for years, and it creates an old fashioned ambience that only adds to the experience.
This has the potential to be a great little neighbourhood cafe, and the owner is passionate about chocolate desserts. It's a nice addition to the area, and I encourage others to check it out.
The owner is still working out the hours, but for the time being he is open M, T, W 7:30am-6pm (mmm Kicking Horse Coffee, just before I get on the subway!), Th 7:30am-9pm, F, 7:30am-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm, and Sun Noon-6pm.
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