Introducing: Kitten and the Bear, a charming new tea room and confiturier in Parkdale

Introducing: Kitten and the Bear, a charming new tea room and confiturier in Parkdale

Introducing: Kitten and the Bear

Name: Kitten and the Bear
Contact Info:
1574 Queen St. W., 647-926-9711, kittenandthebear.com, @KATBpreserves
Neighbourhood: Parkdale
Owners and Jam Makers: Sophie Kaftal and Bobby Zielinski

The Place: A dainty, 1940s-style tea room with two tiny tables (fashioned out of antique bird bath stands), a brass chandelier and shelves displaying quaintly packaged coffees, teas and handmade preserves. The store’s jams and jellies are also sold at the Junction and Leslieville flea markets, as well as nearby restaurant Geraldine.

The Food: Buttermilk scones with clotted cream and handmade preserves in flavours like strawberry-gooseberry-elderflower and masala chai tea with blueberry and white peach. A sampler platter comes with three jams, two scones and a pad of butter.

The Drink: Pour-over coffees, pots of steeped tea and iced teas sweetened with jam.

The Numbers:
• 50–100 different types of jam per year
• 10 dollars per jar
• 2 days per batch