|Caffé Demetre. Click to enlarge.|
|The interior of Caffé Demetre. Click to enlarge.|
The staff greeted us and showed us to our table, allowing us to choose the nice corner area, and then gave us the menu. Although Caffé Demetre's website does not display its menu (to prevent internet piracy, apparently), you definitely won't feel limited with the café's massive selection. A big chunk of their menus is dedicated to their signature waffle and crêpe desserts, however if you're not in the mood for these, you could always order ice cream (which they make!), coffee, and cakes (which were displayed at the entrance of the café). After about 10 minutes of scrutinizing the menu, we finally placed our orders. I ordered Caffé Demetre's version of a café mocha and a "Livin' La Vida Mocha" waffle while my friends ordered their own custom waffle (white chocolate ice cream, strawberry sauce and white chocolate chunks) and a signature waffle with a name that I can't really remember (it had some type of special chocolate ice cream with brownie chunks, white chocolate chunks, and chocolate sauce).
|My drink (~$4). Click to enlarge.|
|My "Livin' La Vida Mocha" dessert waffle (~$10). Click to enlarge.|
|What my friends ordered (both ~$10). Click to enlarge.|
The staff in this location were very friendly and courteous. We had no problem giving them a very good tip after having our desserts.
The ratings for Caffé Demetre are as follows (detailed ratings system here and out of 5):
Flavour = 5
Value = 4
Atmosphere = 5
Uniqueness = +0.5 (They make their own ice cream!)
OVERALL RANKING: 5 / 5 (Of course, you can't get anything higher than a 5!)
The only reason I gave the restaurant a 4 out of 5 on value is that the food is still a tad pricey for a patron such as myself who did not share their food with anyone else. However, it's perfect for two people and I understand that they also charge a bit more since their ingredients are of high quality.
If you are coming to this café, you should know that the signature desserts that we ordered actually initially list the price for the crêpe option. If you want to have Belgian waffles like we did, you need to pay about $2-3 extra (it's totally worth it; the crêpe becomes soggy and chewy really easily with the ice cream). You should also know that if you want fresh fruit on your desserts, you should also be prepared to pay a little bit extra since Demetre's does change the price of the fruit desserts depending on the season.
I would also recommend that you should also come to the café with your friend or date to share the dessert. The portion size is pretty massive and are definitely made for sharing. I still have no idea as to how I managed to finish my waffle. If you're feeling greedy and don't want to share, then I recommend getting one of their hot drinks like I did, or don't eat anything before you visit the café.
With excellent food and service, it's no wonder Caffé Demetre is one of the most popular desserts spots of Toronto. In case you're wondering, they do have other locations in the GTA and surrounding towns, which is definitely another great aspect of this franchise. If you're looking for waffles + ice cream, this is the place to go.
Type of Cuisine: Dessert (European/North American)
Price Range: $4-15
Website (check for other locations): Caffé Demetre
Questions? Comments? Leave them below!