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Written by Fleur Boomsma
Elvy & Flo is that cute corner café on Gerrard where you can sit down for hours and unwind. Whether you’re taking a break from work or you’re there to get work done, owners Ann Peel and Perry Caicco don’t see you as a transaction but rather as a friend. This definitely isn’t your typical Second Cup or Starbucks in Toronto.
The walls are decorated with blue and yellow restored woods, combined with the brick wall. The large windows allow the shining sun to come through and the space automatically feels ten times better than it already is. You can see it as a warm and cheerful community space, and don’t be surprised to mommy groups and teachers’ meetings taking place!
The name, Elvy & Flo signifies the owner’s grandmothers because they were so good at creating warmth and community. The names of their grandmothers captured the essence of what they wanted to convey.
“We mainly want to be a woman centred space, which is also the purpose of the café’s name because it’s named to the women that were important in our lives,” Ann said.
Ann and Perry work with the Taste Canada Award winning food blogger, Susan (better known as Sue) Keefe. Sue is not only the in-house chef and baker, but she is also the mastermind behind the café’s recipes. We highly recommend you try the maple tofu panini or the homemade cinnamon brioche!
If you have a gluten intolerance, this is another reason why Elvy & Flo is the new spot for you. The café offers many sourdough products because Perry also has a gluten intolerance. We suggest you try the sourdough pizza and the baked dough sandwich (the milk buns are homemade)!
Follow Elvy & Flo on Instagram to see their most delicious meals!