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Hot Pot - Danforth Mini Review

Pincus | Mar 11, 200811:16 AM

This is for the Hot Pot, Moroccan cafe on Danforth between Greenwood and Coxwell. Sorry, don't have an exact street number.

Went on the weekend. Lovely decor inside, especially in the back with the special group tent.

They have a regular menu on the wall and a small chalkboard with what is available on the day.

Had a tajine with kofteh (kefteh?) which were basically little formed balls of ground beef. Simple presentation in a small tajine with a nice tomato-based gravy, sweet peppers, zucchini, and tomato slices. Flavouring was good, a bit of onion in the meat, not very spicy at all, salted just nicely. Came with several slices of a serviceable baguette loaf to help sop up the gravy. I'm not a Moroccan cuisine expert, but I would order this again, especially on a cold day.

Had two cafe au laits, nice and tasty, and a pastry with pistachio filling for dessert. It tasted a bit like rose water was involved in its preparation. I appreciated the fact that it wasn't super sweet, I usually avoid Western pastries/cakes for that reason.

Bill was $15 including tip, and a very relaxing atmosphere. They have free wi-fi, so I can see spending some more time there with my laptop. Would like to try out their sandwiches and couscous offerings. This isn't a full blown restaurant, but for a cafe serving food, it was pretty darn good.

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