Outside, some bistro-type tables in Paris invite you to enter. The door itself is lovely and the interior does not disappoint.
So I can describe the experience of finding Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie in the Distillery District. When I saw the front, I immediately thought: I have to go inside.
Inside, the counter displays some very interesting candies, those you would find on a corner of Montmartre.
But the thing that caught my eye as I walked in was the floor. What a wonderful floor that is!
Well, after a few seconds admiring the floor, I directed my excitement to the counter and had one of those arduous tasks that we love: choose just one candy among so many!
The crème brûlée was the most natural choice, a classic, right? Cris ordered a croissant stuffed with chocolate and almonds, plus an espresso.
At that moment our expectations were high.
Until they served me my crème brûlée accompanied by a plastic spoon. Seriously, plastic.
In a Parisian-themed cafeteria.
In a cafeteria that even the floor seduces you. But the cutlery was plastic!
Ok, it’s a detail, but a detail that ends the whole experience.
Oh, and the espresso came in a little paper cup.
But okay, the crème brûlée was good, with the crunchy crust and the yummy cream. As for coffee, Cris (my official coffee evaluator) said that was not the best he took in Toronto. I do not rule out being influenced by the paper cup, hehe.
Overall, it’s a really beautiful place, I recommend it to anyone who wants to register sweet and beautiful surroundings for the Instagram, but I do not recommend 100% because there are other places to have a better afternoon coffee in Toronto.
In the Distillery District itself there is SOMA, a traditional chocolate factory so much better than this one.