Cheat Day - Gluten Free Egg Tarts

May as well start this food blog on a cheat day.


Egg Tarts on street market

Whenever I walk by an Asian bakery those golden nests of goodness always catch my eyes. Creamy, eggy sweet custard baked in that flaky, buttery shell.

Shouldn't be too hard to make. After all, we can cheat. =]

First cheat is to find gluten free tart shells. If you aren't lucky enough to have some delicious ones pre-ordered from @serendipitygf , just like me, we can find some quick alternatives in (copyright) Real Canada Tremendous Store or Walshop. They are in the freezer with gluten free loafs. Gosh those skinny loafs.. they just look so sad. Did you know we are regularly supplied with Gluten Free Foccaccia from Serendipity Gluten Free Catering? Anyways.

The rest is super simple, just mix all fillings ingredients (listed below) in a bowl, pour through a sift and fill each pie shell up to the 2/3 mark. Yes I know my eyes aren't as good as the younger days. I filled mine all the way up and I couldn't move them an inch without some major housekeeping takeover.

The package says bake at 375 f (190c) for 13-15min. what a package of lies. anyways 25 minutes later some started browning on top, so I turned the pan around for even cooking, and 8-10 minutes later they are all toasted and golden brown with those signature burnt marks on top, peaking up and down releasing the heat.


Even if you are the kind of naughty that eat the inside of the bread on the way home from the bakery, you need to let it set a little bit. Not only that the custard would haha burn your mouth, but also the crust is like a newly baked cookie, they are still soft. You want to wait till that crunch moment can happen when you first bite into it.

Oh and the leftovers taste wonderful fridge cold!!!


Enjoy! L




4 ct Egg Yolk

20g Raw Sugar (a heap tbsp)

20g Cornstarch (two heap tbsp)

1/4 Cup Reduced Sugar Condensed Milk

1 Cup Skim Milk

1/2 Cup Single Cream (18%)

Mix, Sift, Pour.

375F, 25-30 mins or till top is turning brown.


April 2015 update:

The position is now filled. Thank you for anyone applied and wish you good luck on your future job searching.

DRIP management.


We are seeking friendly, intelligent and independent people with experience in the coffee shop and/or restaurant industry.

If you don’t have experience, it’s OK. If you love coffee, fresh food, taking pride in your work and the desire to be challenged and learn – apply.

The position we are currently hiring for is not for everyone, so we would like to try to save some time and effort on everyone's part:

- If you don’t like people (or talking to them), don’t apply.

- If you cannot multi-task, don’t apply.

- If you want to slack at your part-time job, show up late, book off every Friday & Saturday or skip shifts when you’re hungover, don’t apply.

- If you are not genuinely friendly, positive or motivated, don’t apply.

We only say this because we want you to be happy at your job. And we want to be happy working with you!

happy working with you!



Is genuinely friendly. Can you focus on making people feel good, even if you’re having a rough day? Do you feel comfortable chatting with strangers? Can you connect with people? Read body language?

Takes pride in and wants to be awesome at their job. Are you going to care about your quality of work? Are you going to get the job done – and take pride while doing so? What about the not-so-awesome jobs like stocking or cleaning the bathrooms – can you do these too?

Can get up early in the morning and function. Some shifts will start early. Are you going to be on time? Can we rely on you? Is your brain working at 7am?

Is creative, artistic and appreciates style. Are you into art, music or design? Do you like to make stuff look good? Do you appreciate beauty in the day-to-day?

Can work 10-20 hours a week. We understand that at times, you’ll want to book a day off. But if you’re into booking more days off than working, this won’t be the position for you.

If you are the above ‘someone’, send us your resume and a cover letter addressed to Charlie explaining who you are and why you want this job to 

Not an essay - just a paragraph.

Breakfast Options

Opening earlier to serve you morning coffee and breakfast! 

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Check out our delicious breakfast options! 

Breakfast Menu

Banana Crepe        3.5/5
Choose any single/combination of the following toppings:
Peanut Butter, Raspberry Jam &/or Nutella
Single                3.5
Double              5

Frittata Florentine       5.75
Egg w/ Spinach & Mushroom. Served with Goat Cheese Mouse, Arugula, Tomato & Balsamic Reduction

Fruit & Yogurt Bowl     4.75
Mixed Fruit & Greek Vanilla Yogurt
Add Granola Bar      .50

Muffins            2.25
Berries & Bran: Cranberry, Blueberry
Morning Glory: Carrot, Raisin, Apple & Pecan

Lemon & Blueberry Scones     3
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Banana Randi (Banana Bread)       3.75
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Granola Bar     4
Raisins, Chocolate, Coconut, Peanut Butter, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds


August DRIP Coffee - 2 for 1: Thank you Regina!

We've been open for 3 months. The hard work we've put into harassing you via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram has worked! You've come to eat, drink and hang out in our space. And you've made it an awesome place to be. 


To show our gratitude, we'd like to offer 2 for 1 DRIP coffees for the last couple weeks of August. We're also hoping this helps take people's minds off the fact that it's already the middle of August!  Let's cheers our coffees to hopes of summer hanging on and lasting well into September!

Print our August 2 for 1 coffee card from this blog post or our FB page and bring it to the shop between Aug 15th-31st (or show us the coffee card on your phone!). When you purchase a DRIP coffee, you'll receive one of the same size... for FREE.

Happy August!  


From Aug 15th-31st, show us your coffee card when purchasing a DRIP coffee. We'll send you off with a FREE same-sized DRIP coffee. Happy August!

From Aug 15th-31st, show us your coffee card when purchasing a DRIP coffee. We'll send you off with a FREE same-sized DRIP coffee. Happy August!

GLUTEN: Can’t live with it. Can’t live without it.

Which category do you fall under? Whether you’re in column A, B, can’t really decide – or maybe don’t really care… We have you covered.

The point of this post is NOT to inundate you with information about whether you should or shouldn’t eat gluten – or if it’s good or bad for you. I’m sure you’re capable of informing yourself and creating your own gluten-free-food-related opinion.

The point of this post IS TO TELL YOU that we have DELICIOUS food – some of which happens to be GLUTEN FREE.

I know many of you think: “Yeah right: Gluten free/delicious = oxymoron.” But, I am telling you this… Gluten free baking and food CAN BE just as delicious as gluten filled baking and foods.

Check out our selection of gluten free treats: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes (yes… with a cookie dough centre!)! Cookies! Pecan Triangles! Cheese Baskets! Gluten free… and you’d never know – all baked by Serendipity 100% Gluten Free Catering ( Sprout Catering ( makes our dangerously addictive gluten free (and vegan!) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites: a must try. Both are amazing, LOCAL catering companies.

We also run gluten free food throughout the week: soups & salads (the guts of our sandwiches… and soon, gluten free bread to accompany them). Our menu changes every 2 days, so be sure to check out our menu page: and Facebook page – to see what we’re serving for the day!



Need food for a work meeting? Conference? Farewell party? Wedding shower? Because you don't want to cook?! We have plenty of food... order from us! You will feel great about eating healthy, fresh and local food!  

With orders of 8 meals (or more) , we also provide a delivery option.

Planning a special event? Contact us. We'd love to sit with you, get creative and provide unique options that perfectly suit your event and budget.

Check out our catering menu below: 




MONDAY MAY 6th, 2013

Come! Drink some delicious coffee and eat some awesome food!

We will be posting a menu shortly and want to remind everyone that all of our items are available for catering, too!
Can't wait to see you in the shop!

Cafe Hours:
Mon - Fri: 6:30AM - 9PM
Sat: 9AM - 5PM

Holy exclamation points... can you tell we're excited?

Deconstructed chicken salad. So good. And so good for you!

Deconstructed chicken salad. So good. And so good for you!