If you’re craving a vegan pastry or a whoopie pie, with a side of peace and quiet, The WoodRack Cafe is the place to go. Located at 109th Street, it also acts as a book exchange station. The house rules are simple — take or leave any book. Just like the name suggests, the cafe has a wooden decor — and an abundance of windows and space makes it a great spot for a quiet afternoon.
To warm up, you can get the soup of the day, served with a side of chips or a multigrain bun. For all the cheese lovers, the White Cheddar Cauliflower soup is worth trying — it’s filling, savoury, and it’s as cheesy as it gets. The Ham and Cheese Muffin makes an appetizing supplement for the soup, though it resembles a mini-quiche rather than a muffin. If you love flavoured coffees, try the Violet Latté — the syrup adds a mild, floral taste to the drink, without making it too sweet. Or embrace the fall with the Caramel Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie.