When I was a kid, the St. Clair West area was a strip of super sketchy store fronts, convenience stores, and fast food restaurants. Now it seems like a bespoke boutique or posh eatery opens every month.
(I love CocoaLatte. My only complaint is that their tables are too small and their plates too big... if, like me, you are a glutton. If you're a normal person who orders one thing, you'll be fine.)
The whole family/friend owned business thing is adorable.
Anyway. As with the cafe, the place owes much of its decor to IKEA, but that's just fine. The owners have done wonders with the space. Before they took it over, the building was practically derelict. The renovation has improved it massively.
1. I no longer have to leave the neighbourhood to drool over Le Creuset! Hurray!
As you may know, if I could, I'd start a shop of my own. In the meantime, I'll just have to admire.
659 St. Clair Ave. W.
Phone @ CocoaLatte