Crema Coffee on the Danforth is now doing brunch
Toronto coffee entrepreneur Geoff Polci and former Rock Lobster chef Joshua Charbonneau met through their mutual association with Toronto’s Backyard Axe Throwing League, but they’ve recently transitioned from recreational tool-lobbing buddies to full-on business associates. The result of their partnership is a new brunch destination on the Danforth, housed in the east-end outpost of Polci’s Crema Coffee chain. Earlier this summer, Charbonneau built a small kitchen in a nook at the back of the shop, both for in-house brunches and outside catering gigs. He’s since been supplying underserved Greektowners with heaping platters of classic brunch food, including buttermilk waffles, oozy eggs Benedict and steak-and-bacon pies from Aussie pie shop Kanga. Prices range from two bucks for the cheapest of sides to $13 for the most elaborate mains.
Crema Coffee Co., 508 Danforth Ave., 416-901-3131, @cremaTO