Perchance Coffee and Tea – Hidden Cafe Gem on Dunbar

Perchance Coffee and Tea is the cafe that I had always wish I had when I was a student in university. It is such a calm cafe and the interior is divided into different sections so each area looks different and has a different vibe.

Like their namesake, the cafe hopes to create opportunities for people to meet, even if by accident.

The cafe has a wide range of tea and coffee beverages with the focus being on tea. They source their tea straight from China, and they serve extremely high quality tea leaves.

I stopped by on a weekend with some friends to try out some of their drinks as well as their small but well executed food menu.

Matcha Latte – organic milk, whisked Shizuoka matcha, fresh strawberry puree ($8.00)

This drink is beautiful with the distinct layers of strawberry, milk and matcha. The matcha flavour is very strong and the sweet strawberry compliments the bitterness of the matcha.

Matcha Latte ($5.00)

There is nothing more disappointing than getting a latte with weak latte art. That won’t be a problem here! All of our lattes and cortados had gorgeous art. As with the previous drink, the matcha flavour was strong and I had mine unsweetened which is just the way I prefer.

Avocado Butter Croissant with Smoked Salmon  – smashed avocado, arugula, pickled red onions, organic free-range egg ($13.00)

The croissant was flaky and buttery and was covered with a generous amount of avocado and smoked salmon. The egg was perfectly poached and was the perfect finish for this sandwich.

Grilled Cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, organic free-range egg ($8.00)

This grilled cheese sandwich is lightly grilled making the cheese super melty and gooey. I loved the addition of the egg – adding to the overall richness of the sandwich.

Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon  – sunflower flax sourdough, smashed avocado, arugula, pickled red onions, organic free-range egg ($13.00)

This was exactly the same as the Smoked Salmon Croissant, but I went with a sourdough base. The bread was hearty and soft and went well with all the ingredients. It would be perfect for breakfast or a light lunch.

Overall I really enjoyed my experience at this cafe. The employees are passionate about their jobs and very friendly. All the food and drinks are executed with care and precision.

The beautiful interiors and friendly atmosphere make Perchance a great place for an meeting friends, a date or studying.


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