The farm themed Lazy Daisy’s Cafe (more on that later) definitely stands out in our mixed, gritty neighbourhood. One part of our area is a bit dodgy, the kind with the occasional public arrest (more on that in a later post!); another part of our neighbourhood is Little India with a lot of stores empty and then a short walk south of us is The Beaches. So needless to say a fancy family orientated cafe like this is the last thing you would expect.
Here is something I just thought of. The grand and successful (I might add) opening of this cafe is not as strange as it might seem and actually quite logical. Between the ethnic neighbourhood, the youngsters’ beach neighbourhood and the kind of grungy neighbourhood; the rest of us needed a nice place to relax and get away from it all.
The back holds a lot of goodies (to the right – off camera) for parents and their toddlers. One thing that is clever, is a wooden Thomas the Train table complete with dinosaurs and giant animals. This may sound weird but so are trains with faces on them.
My favorite regular Lazy Daisy goodie!! As you might know, I do have a sweet tooth, and this is delicious satisfaction.
From what I hear from Nana, this brownie is most excellent and less sweet than the Salted Caramel brownie. I have not tried this yet but am endeavoring to do so.
For those that have a higher spice tolerance, like me and my mother, this chili actually does have a bit of zest to it. And their “Whoopie Pie” is a stroke of genius and absolutely delicious.
Let’s just suffice it to say that this is a ham sandwich with real swiss cheese and honey mustard on fresh soft whole-grain bread. The pickled green beans are tasty and tart.
I said I would elaborate more on the Farm Theme. A healthy new trend in the culinary world is called Locavore (getting your food from local sources ie small farms). I am all about anything that is healthy, natural and environmentally friendly. Especially when I think about the future.
Where would you rather get your food?
Another thing we like about Lazy Daisy’s is that the staff is always giving 110%. One time I heard the owner talking about baking something at home to bring to the cafe for the next day. The service here is friendly in the way that your neighbour would be friendly. This is yet another reason to make repeat visits to Lazy Daisy’s Cafe.