En route back from Hamilton, I suggested a caffeinated detour.
The metred parking spaces were on the spacious side - a vast relief from the headache-inducing situations of Port Credit and Streetsville. In addition to that, oncoming traffic was relatively sparse and parking fees were quite reasonable for the scenic neighbourhood.
As we were seated, a friendly reminder that the kitchen was closing in five minutes was delivered. (It was nearing the end of brunch hours, after all.)
With time being of the essence, an order of Ricotta Pancakes was swiftly delivered, followed by a Cappuccino and Iced Latte.
Iced beverages incurred an additional charge of seventy-five cents - something I had not been aware of prior to ordering - and were accompanied with striped paper straws. The straw had not been dunked into the glass beforehand, but rather left on the plate for customers to perform the task themselves. This attention to detail was nice, as it helped to delay the deterioration of the biodegradable absorption device.
Shortly after the drinks had been set on our table came the Ricotta Pancakes. Stacked high on a dark ceramic plate and bedazzled with an ornate assortment of floral matter, the trio was stunning simply by appearance.
The rounds weren't particularly tall, nor exempt from the oily fumes typically found in griddle-based creations. However, they possessed a consistency not to be confused with regular flapjacks. Lightly sweetened and adequately indulgent, each forkful was an unsuspecting flare of flavour and airiness. The pancakes could have easily been consumed sauce-less, but it was undeniable that the fruity/creamy condiments assisted in heightening its flavour profile.
As a final remark, I would advise against trying to consume the flowers; they were actually quite bitter. Otherwise, the entire dish was extremely thoughtful and meticulous in their component choices.
Bathrooms took the form of narrow strips and rickety white doors. Much to our surprise, they were ridiculously clean - an indication of regular maintenance throughout the day. Flushing capabilities were also sufficient for the average guest.
Service was prompt, friendly, and accommodating - nothing short of exceptional.