Welcoming atmosphere where customers can settle in over a beverage and bite to eat while they chat, get lost in a book, study, play a board game or listen to music.
Serious coffee drinkers will appreciate the specialty coffees. The drip coffees stand out. The shop has also developed a growing fan base of tea drinkers who have discovered the variety and quality of Chinese teas that are rarely found, and in some cases not available at all, anywhere else in the city.
The specialty drinks is where Perchance aims to be innovative by using only whole ingredients whenever possible.
They turn to fresh dairy rather than powdered creamers, organic cane sugar rather than refined white sugar, and all flavours are made in-house from real flowers, herbs, and fruits rather than artificial syrups or powders.
The desserts are highly recommended. Hank suggests trying any of the roll cakes or the vegan banana bread. Also found inside the display case are beautiful personal size heart shaped cakes created by pastry chef Jamie Tung at Butter Mere Patisserie. These cakes have a mousse exterior and are filled with three different flavours: Bergamot, Hazelnut chocolate and yuzu coconut. All have been hand selected to pair with Perchance’s tea and coffee.
The kale quinoa salad makes a healthy and filling meal and the avocado toast with a medium poached egg on a croissant is another winner.