I happened upon a beautiful cafe in Kensington Market on Friday and had what I would say was one of the best cups of coffee (a latte) that I've ever had in this city. In fact, I liked it so much I took a friend there on Saturday and he agreed. Palacsinta means crepe in Hungarian and they also make a number of different crepes. It's run by a nice Hungarian family, its very clean (even the washrooms which is a rarity for cafes) and has a great vibe and peacefulness about it, which is pretty special given it's in a busy place like Kensington. I didn't have a crepe (but will sure go back to try) but I did have a chimney cake, which is Hungarian pastry that is baked on a wooden roll. It was delicious.
This cup of coffee is about as close to perfection as I think there is (and I am pretty into coffee as I even have my own home drum roaster). It blows the lattes that Starbucks makes out of the water (okay maybe that's an easy comparison, lol). I will certainly go back. The cafe is located at 253 Augusta and they have a website at http://www.krepesz.com/ (and a cute little video showing how they make those chimney cakes).
253 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON , CA
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