March 13, 2020

Name: My SweeTooth

Address: 301 Main St West, Hamilton, ON L8P1J3

Phones: n/a

Website: https://www.instagram.com/mysweetooth_hamilton/

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12PM-6PM 

Reservations: No

Price Range: $-$$

What I tried: Matcha Cream puff, Earl Grey Cream puff, Soya Cream puff, Strawberry Shortcake, Matcha Crepe Cake, Mango Crepe Cake, Cream Mustache Assam and Matcha Latte. 

Service:

  • The two owners are absolutely adorable! As soon as you visit the store, everyone is SUPER friendly and very excited to have you. 

  • I had the pleasure of speaking with Jia the owner the both times I was there. She is such a delightful person, always ready to recommend and speak on the deserts.

  • I love a place that will go out of their way to tell you how they make their pastries and speak highly of the flavors and quality. 

  • Everyone here went above and beyond and made my time there so special in which I will be returning every chance I get!

  • 5/5

Food:

  • I am the kind of person...

March 5, 2020

Name: Castelli Cucina

Address: 337 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H3

Phones: (289) 389-3065

Website: http://www.castellicucina.ca/

Hours: Sunday-Monday Closed, Tuesday-Thursday 12PM-3PM  & 5PM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 12PM-3PM & 5PM-10.30PM. 

Reservations: Yes via TOCK reservation system.

Price Range: $$-$$$

What I tried: Burrata, Calamari Fritti, Polpo Arrosto, Fichi Pizza, Quattro Formaggi Tartufo Pizza, Corona di Tartufi Pasta, and a Bombolone. 

Service:

  • The service here was amazing. From the time we entered the restaurant to exiting, it felt like I was having dinner at someone's home. I was hugged a few times and was really welcomed to the restaurant. I was quite taken aback by the fantastic service and would definitely come back again just for the warm hospitality. 

  • The little name card on the table indicating that our table was reserved was also very personalized and was a cute bonus.

  • Making a reservation online was not an issue however we needed to get in touch with the...

March 3, 2020

Name: Electric Diner

Address: 96 George St, Hamilton, ON L8P 1E2

Phones: (905) 526-9512

Website: https://www.electricdinerhamilton.com/

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-11PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-2AM, Sunday 10AM-8PM

Reservations: No

Price Range: $$-$$$

What I tried: Diner Deviled Eggs, The Standard with Cheese Burger and Revenge of the Birds Burger.

Service:

  • The service was all right. Nothing special or above and beyond. I was expecting a little more description of the menu and of the new restaurant as we were the only ones dining

     at the time. 

  • It was a transactional dining experience.

  • 3/5


 

Food:

  • The Diner Deviled eggs were delicious! Great texture of the yolks and it had a little kick with the paprika on it. The best part of the whole dish was the fried capers on it. That detail on this dish 

    was extremely well done and I would put that on everything if I could. 

  • The fries that came with our burgers were so good! It was shoestring fries and

    was cooked really well. The...

March 1, 2020

Name: Osten Beerhall

Address: 1103 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2J5

Phones: (905) 312-4510

Website: https://osten1101.com/

Hours: Monday-Thursday 3PM-11PM, Friday 3PM-12AM, Saturday 11AM-12AM, Sunday 11AM-11PM

Reservations: Yes, via online booking or phone. 

Price Range: $$-$$$

What I tried: Cheese and potato pierogies, braised brisket, warm potato salad, Hungarian goulash, Montreal style Rib Steak, Apple Cake with stout ice cream, honey cake with sour cream icing, stout ice cream with sponge toffee, Godspeed Yuzu Saison, Gin Rummy Cocktail & Quite a Pear Cocktail.

Service:

  • The service was good. Our Server was thorough with the menu and offered a lot of options. 

  • 4/5

Food:

  • The Pierogies were delightful as it was one of the more authentic ones I have tried so far. I am so used to frozen pierogies that this was a great reminder of why I need to have fresh homemade ones more often. It was flavourful and cooked perfectly.

  • The braised brisket was great as well. It was tender...

February 1, 2019

Name: Beechwood Doughnuts

Address: 165 St Paul St, St. Catharine's, ON L2R 3M5

Phones: 9056826887

Website: http://www.beechwooddoughnuts.com/

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Closed Sunday

Reservation: No

Price Range: $

What I tried:

  • French Toast, Cronut, Birthday Cake and London Fog.

Pro:

  • Beautiful space and feel to the store right in the heart of St. Catherine's where the food scene is growing and changing everyday.

  • They make everything in house and there are different specialty flavors that change everyday.

  • Delicious 100% vegan donuts and a perfect treat to eat in or take out.

  • $1 from every Cinnamon Sugar they sell goes right back into the community to support the YWCA Niagara.

  • If you bring a clean, reusable container for your doughnuts, you will get 10% off your doughnuts.

Con:

  • They sell out VERY fast because of its popularity! So be sure to go early or on weekdays.

Must Try:

  • You can never go wrong with any flavor there I beli...

January 15, 2019

Name: Tsujiri

Address:  - Square One, 100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
                 - 147 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C5

Phones: 9052329388 / 6473517899

Website: http://tsujiri-global.com/

Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM - 9PM, Saturday 9.30AM-9PM, Sunday 11AM-7PM

Reservation: No

Price Range: $-$$

What I tried:

  • Matcha Soft Serve and Sakura Parfait

Pro:

  • Matcha everything. It is one of my favorite flavors and I am absolutely elated that these type of Japanese café's and soft serve bars are being brought over to Toronto.

  • Top quality matcha which gives you top quality desserts and drinks.

  • Located in Square One mall or downtown Toronto conveniently for everyone.

Con:

  • None

Must Try:

  • Since everything on the menu involves matcha, you really cannot go wrong by ordering anything. The matcha soft serve and hot drinks are a great way to try the matcha in its purest form without the additional...

January 2, 2019

Name: Pokeh

Address:  - 35 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K1 (In the Hamilton Farmer's Market)
                  - 522 Concession St, Hamilton, ON L8V 1A6

Phones: n/a

Website: http://pokeh.ca/

Hours: - Tuesday,Thursday,Friday 11AM-6PM & Saturday 10AM-5PM (Downtown Location)

             - Monday-Friday 11.30AM-7PM & Saturday 12.30PM-7PM

Reservation: No

Price Range: $-$$

What I tried:

  • I've been having Pokeh for the past two years now hence I have pretty much tried everything. Classic bowl, Spicy Bowl, Aburi Salmon Bowl, and custom bowls.

Pro:

  • Prides itself as Canada's first Poke bar which specializes in Hawaiian poke.

  • Started out in a little booth in the Hamilton's Farmers Market and now they have a bigger space in the market as well as a stand alone restaurant.

  • Family owned venture by Salar and Jeannie Madidi which leaves a huge impression on th...

December 12, 2018

Name: Yang Teashop

Address: 183 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C7

Phones: 6473518840

Website: http://www.yangteashop.com/

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM, Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM, Sunday 11AM-9PM

Reservation: No

Price Range: $

What I tried:

  • Yang's Tea Latte with grass jelly (Regular -$5.50) & Marble Boba Tea Latte with tapioca (Regular - $6.00)

Pro:

  • Another great Bubble Tea addition to the ever growing one in Toronto. Moreover, this teashop is all local and is from Toronto itself.

  • Organic ingredients and tea leaves imported from Taiwan gives this tea shop a unique twist.

  • The way the tea is steeped is also different and gives each drink an extra punch.

Con:

  • None

Must Try:

  • Anything on the menu really. I got the two most popular items as I was alone and could not try more.

  • Their custom drinks, tea lattes, milk teas and fresh fruit drinks are what you could choose from. With the custom drinks, you can choose from 12 different types of tea leaves then customize t...

December 9, 2018

Name: Willard's Ice Cream

Address: 942 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1M8

Phones: n/a

Website: http://www.willardsicecream.com/

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2PM-8PM, Saturday-Sunday 12PM-8PM, Closed Mondays.

Reservation: No

Price Range: $-$$

What I tried:

  • London Fog and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pro:

  • What started out as a small batch ice cream producer is now a full fledged shop.

  • They supply unique flavors to other local café's and shops.

  • Great selection of vegan options as well as unique flavors.

  • It adds to the ever growing local dessert shops currently in Hamilton.

Con:

  • None

Must Try:

  • Personally I tried what I wanted to try which was the London Fog. It was simply wonderful.

  • They have a "Surprise" flavor which is very interesting and a must try. It is black in color so I am suspecting it to be charcoal based.

  • Other unique flavors I would give a try would be: cranberry rose, watermelon lavender, coffee, fruit loops, mango sriracha and blueberry thyme.

  • You could...

November 21, 2018

Name: SYNONYM

Address: 328 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H2

Phones: 9055257974

Website: https://www.synonymshop.com/

Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 8AM-6PM, Wed-Sat 8AM-8PM

Reservation: No

Price Range: $-$$

What I tried: Pear Tart, regular latte and a decaf latte.

Pro:

  • Located conveniently on James St N, adding to the ever growing area.

  • Unique theme and concept for a café in Hamilton.

  • One of the few café's that is open later into the night and serve alcohol, food and evening entertainment.

Con:

  • The top reason why I was going to visit Synonym was because I heard so much buzz around the Mac & Cheese. However, when I visited the shop I was told it was for dinner only on weekends. So then I messaged their Instagram to ask when I can come try the Mac & Cheese and I was told that it was only for lunch between 10AM-3PM everyday. Now, on their menu it says the Mac & Cheese is available everyday after 5PM. Since I was only visiting for a week, I sadly did not get to try it due to the timing mi...

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