Lazy Daisy Café and Happy #15!

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The Daisy Burrito and Ultimate Sandwich – please click on image to enlarge

There’s an adorable little café you’ll find at Coxwell and Gerrard St, one that so many of my fellow East-end buddies rave about.

The Lazy Daisy Café offers delicious goodies made from scratch, a commitment to using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, drug and hormone-free meats — the kind of ethos you like to have in your neighbourhood eateries.

For whatever reason, the first time we managed to head over was Halloween morning, and coincidentally our 15th wedding anniversary.  (Yes yes, we’re those freaks who married on Halloween and have never regretted it for an instance!)

We had decided on playing hooky for the day to enjoy it together, and opted to drive there for a quick breakfast sammie and good coffee before beginning our adventure.

It’s a lovely, bright and cheerful place, with friendly counter-staff and a nice mix of clients ranging from couples like us, singles with laptops and caffeine plus a few knots of moms & tots.

I enjoyed a latté with the Daisy’s Burrito ~ Scrambled free range egg, chorizo sausage, avocado, organic salsa & Monterey Jack cheese served warm in an authentic Mexican tortilla. Brent opted to pair his coffee with The Ultimate ~ Mennonite sausage, free range egg, cheddar & Wellesly farm apple butter layered on a St. John’s organic whole wheat english muffin.

We had a hard time deciding whose breakfast was best – that’s how yummy they both were. We also snagged some gluten-free pastries that we knew would appeal to Serena for later in the day. Her declaration of “Ohhhh myyyyy goooooddddd” after shoving in her mouth said goodies was all the recommendation I needed!

One of those treats was their Black Bean Brownie which I’d nibbled on surreptitiously, so I can honestly concur.

As an FYI to those who do follow a gluten-free diet, the Lazy Daisy is proud to serve a variety of GF options, including sandwiches, several desserts as well as their soup of the day is “often made with the gluten-conscious in mind as well!”

From what I understand, the café has all kind of events going on from comedy nights, spoken word open mics and even game nights.  For more info, be sure to check out their Upcoming Events page and their Lazy Nights page.  I admit to being quite impressed by their commitment to family-friendly events and a kid-friendly menu, and I know that if our monsters were younger it would be very much the kind of local establishment we’d want to build community in.

We might not have stayed long that morning but will definitely be back! And for fun, here’s a shot of us with the anniversary cake our family surprised us with later that weekend. Happy Anniversary to us indeed!

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Lazy Daisy Café
1515 Gerrard St. East
647 341 4070
http://www.lazydaisyscafe.ca/