Sunday, April 1, 2012

blumenstudio - Can Anybody Make A Better Café Crema?

.i go to blumenstudio at 465 Parkdale Avenue for the café crema
.double shot
.served in the
#4 size Könitz Coffee Bar cup
.one part espresso
.one part microfoam cream
.made by Katrin Kosk herself

.i could have a cortado
.or a John Wayne
.or a café con panna
.or the usual cast of characters - latte, americano, cappuccino
.but I don't

.it's always the café crema

.thursday I brought the darling husband to my secret place
.well, not so secret because I do tell him all the time just how great the café crema is at blumenstudio

.again, café crema
.I went for my 'girl' cup
.the #4 size Könitz Coffee Bar cup
.he took the more masculine tumbler presentation
.the very special Classic Gourmet Coffee bean from Vaughan, Ontario means they were both delicious

.Kat fills her display case with a rotation of local treats
.Art-is-in Boulangerie
.The Flour Shoppe
.Simply Biscotti
.Auntie Loo's Treats

.new to the top shelf is chocolates from ChocoMotive from Montebello, Ontario

.chocolate together with coffee is brilliant
.though not a divine revelation that I can lay claim to, it bares repeating

.our 'product research' included:
.Manon: marzipan, butter cream, fondant, toasted pecan, coated in white chocolate
.Caramel & fleur de sel: flowing caramel, Maldon salt, coated in dark chocolate
.Sucre d’orange: Fondant, candied orange, coated in dark chocolate *
.Lingot: nougatine, coated in dark chocolate and dusted with gold powder *

.* favourites

.Kat also is the corner store for milk, butter, eggs and refreshing drinks
.Local friends in that mix
.Cochrane's Dairy in Russell
.Stirling Creamery in Stirling, home of Kraft Hockeyville 2012!

.Kat does big things with 'blumen'
.her many large coolers display a selection of sophisticated blooms that play to her unique European sense of style

.a recent post on Apartment613 reminded me that it was time to pay blumenstudio a visit again
.to say happy 1st anniversary
.although we missed it by a day, we helped to ring in the beginning of year two
.year two of many more

.need a quiet place for a great coffee?
.be careful where you sit though
.she is always re-arranging

.restful .inspiring .heavenly café crema

465 Parkdale Avenue
Facebook: Blumenstudio
Twitter: @blumenstudio

Tues to Thurs: 8 am - 6 pm
Fri: 8 am - 8 pm
Sat: 9 am - 7 pm
Sun 10 am - 4 pm


  1. OMG, thanks for this. We live just around the corner and have never been! Shame. We are going this weekend for sure.

    1. Hi Holly! Hope you experience the same charm that I do whenever I go. I would love to hear about your indulgences. Maybe you will break the grip that I have on the café crema.

  2. Nope. Had a cafè crema and am going back for another this aft. Yum!

  3. This is close to my mom's place! Must drop in next time I'm in Ottawa....

    1. Hi Janet! Love to hear what you think. Kat sure has some smooth moves on that Elektra.


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