A Waterloo Charmer, The Princess Cafe

This is a backlog is from our Kitchener visit in Spring 2015, the weather was just becoming warmer, but unfortunately (or so very fortunately) for our weekend visit, there was an unexpected heavy downpour of rain throughout. We were restricted from going on with our original plans to visit the muddy two-day Ever After Festival, with this we forced ourselves to sprawl out and figure out whatever else there is to do in this town, it stretched out to Waterloo and Guelph. Little did we know, it’d become one of our most memorable weekends.

We were just looking for a quick stop. I’m not a coffee – or anything hot – or anything drinker, just a chilled pint for me and I’m a happy little bee. After lunch, we were on our way back to the apartment. My suggestion was to visit a cafe as Arthur loves his caffeine pick-me-up regardless of the time of day, and with that I found the Princess Cinemas Cafe. “Cute, I guess”, I thought, as imagined a similar look of Yonge & Finch’s Cafe Princess, a Korean-run cafe which touches of a dimmed Victorian-era wallpaper, couches and teddy bears too proper to touch. But, any coffee is a coffee for him at this point in time.

Peculiar, the cafe is situated inside this cinema? We both wanted to use the restroom and with a quick peek into the cafe, there didn’t seem to be any in there. The cinema beared low walls, with next to no bustle inside and a single worker manning a booth, it felt like we were the only other ones there.

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The Hidden Gem in Waterloo, Bhima Warung

Bhima Warung (2015) Bhima Warung (2015)
Bhima Warung (2015)

I’ve been wanting to share my words about this pla­ce since it’s discovery in Spring 2015, but decided that I’m­ going to leave it be and see if it can stand t­he test of time. And, guess what? It has!

I give you…. THE BEST MEAL I’VE HAD IN 2015.

This is a backlog is from our Kitchener visit in Spring 2015, the weather was just becoming warmer, but unfortunately (or so very fortunately) for our weekend visit, there was an unexpected heavy downpour of rain throughout. We were restricted from going on with our original plans to visit the muddy two-day Ever After Festival, with this we forced ourselves to sprawl out and figure out whatever else there is to do in this town, it stretched out to Waterloo and Guelph. Little did we know, it’d become one of our most memorable weekends.

Now, this place is beyond being off of the b­eaten path, as it’s not even in Toronto, it’s all the way out in Waterloo. The place I ­consider to be the best meal I’ve had in2015 is called Bhima’s Warung. The bra­in child of Chef Paul Boehmer (no relati­ons to the Boehmer in Toronto), Bhima’s Warung serves intricately reflected South Asian cuisine after becoming inspired after multiple trips­ exploring the food in the Asian region. Alice and I were fortunat­e enough to try this restaurant in early­ June during a time when Bhima’s Warung served a regional-inspired pre fixe ­menu.

Bhima Warung (2015)Bhima Warung (2015)

Let me give you a bit of background firs­t…

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