Northern Belle, Northwood’s new sister spot, is now slinging drinks in Trinity Bellwoods
The Christie Pits café and cocktail bar Northwood has opened a second location on Dundas West. With its pour-over coffees and much stronger drinks, Northern Belle isn’t all too different from its sister location, save for a sophisticated aperitif menu with a selection of vermouths and amaros (soon to be offered as flights). Guests can expect classic drinks with twists and clever names like the No Suspenders, a recipe from the 1900s that uses Guerra vermouth ($12), or the Guns & Roses (pictured above), made with rose-infused Dillon’s gin ($14). Without a kitchen—the space was previously the café-turned-hummuseria, S. Lefkowitz—the menu is teeny, but sandwiches, cheese plates, salads and baked goods are available all day, and a weekend brunch buffet of light eats is in the works.