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Beyond a Cafe Review: Flying Pony

There’s a reason I’m always careful to name a favorite, a top of the list #1 pick. Because as soon as I do, I find a reason to re-think it. Over the past couple of months, I’ve found a new … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Tango Palace Coffee Company

I’ve been to many cafes in Toronto. This one takes the crown. Big statement from me, I know. But this place has been tried and tested by the people I trust and care about most. It’s become the barometer against … Continue reading

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Playing the Tourist

For the past two weekends, I’ve been hosting guests in Toronto. First a friend from undergraduate (on the anniversary of our graduation from Rice University, might I add), and then my parents and grandma last weekend. It gave me two … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: McDonald’s

Judge if you wish. I would have judged myself for this just days ago. But there’s a McDonald’s really close to my new apartment and with some coupons in the mail and my constant cheap-broke-international graduate student life, it was the … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Dark Horse Espresso Bar (Queen East)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cafe review and it’s high time that Toronto cafes and I get to know each other. Why? Because as a graduate student and a playwright, I feel like they are going to … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Three Cafes in Austin, TX

As I found last summer, even when you have the room or the house to yourself, it can still be difficult to detach from all the daily tasks–or the television–to focus on getting some real work done. Once again, I … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Te House of Tea

As I stated in the River Oaks review, Saturday June 30 was a lucky day for me.  The rain cooperated for me to visit not one but two cafes that afternoon.  I thought River Oaks was nice, but I should … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Empire Cafe

After my cafe review last week, one of my Rice friends suggested that I visit Empire Cafe. Then when I met a friend at Black Hole to talk over some club leadership projects, he also suggested this place.  Little did … Continue reading

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Beyond a Cafe Review: Agora

Last fall in Oxford, I fell in love with cafe culture.  I loved sinking into a comfy chair in the corner of a crowded shop.  I loved listening to each one’s unique choice of background music.  Most of all, I … Continue reading

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Learning to Stop, Dance, and Relax

Originally posted November 5, 2011. It’s crazy and sad to think that I’m already half way through my time here at Oxford.  It has already been one month.  On the other hand, as this week has shown me, I have done quite … Continue reading

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