Jam, Tea, and Scones on Dundas West
Kitten and the Bear relocated this year from their cozy Parkdale haunt to the hip area of Dundas West. Their loyal fan base is undoubtedly pleased to see more seating space in which to socialize and enjoy the quaint vibe curated by the owners.
Vintage finishings with white walls, light pastels, and shelves of ornate tea cups harkens to British Pastoral life. This concept is evoked further in their offering of fine teas, adorable cakes, and home-made fruit preserves.
The main focus of the kitchen at Kitten & The Bear is their French confiture-style fruit preserves, prepared using hand-hammered copper pans from France. Made by hand from locally-sourced fruits with the addition of tropical flowers and spices, you can even purchase jars to take home with you. Some of our favourites include Damson Plum + Earl Grey, and the Sour Cherry Rhubarb + Lavender.
If you want to sit in and enjoy the ambiance, there is no better way than ordering one of their must eat buttermilk scones with clotted cream and home made jam. During the week, the cafe is on a pop-in basis whereas on the weekends you can reserve your place for afternoon tea service starting at 10am.