Snow, Breakfast, and Thor

December 7th, 2010

This is what I saw outside my window yesterday morning. This wasn’t the first snow fall this year, but it was the first time the snow stuck around.

It was our day off so we decided to go to Poor John’s in Parkdale for some brunch.

Juli had a breakfast bagel.

I had the traditional breakfast with marble rye toast, it was delicious! So nice to have a new brunch spot!

We finished our coffee at Poor Johns and decided to get another coffee at a new Scandinavian inspired espresso bar called Thor. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners Patrick and Tom during their renovations, but this was our first time actually seeing Thor in person.

Pine slats Spruce tongue and groove from a mid 1800s manufactory in the Kitchener/Waterloo area run the length of the bar.

It’s a cozy light filled space with sheepskins draped over white black and blue Eames shell chairs, the side tables are made from off-cuts from the bar.

The Eero Aarnio stools are from us, and they look amazing in the space!

A nice bright corner full of design and travel books, along with other goodies for sale.

Industrial felt covers pine benches underneath the span of windows.

One of the most important items at Thor is their “Slayer” espresso machine, one of only 52 on the planet.

The Viking themed artwork on the bathroom door by Afo Grigoriev, who also did the mural behind the bar. Love it!

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  1. I long for a stylish coffee shop and brunch spot. We have Mr. T’s down the street, it looks like the inside of the Jokers house. All green and purple.

    Such a nice wood treatment on the counter.

    The brick house

    7 Dec 10 at 8:35 pm

  2. That espresso bar looks fantastic!! I love the side tables.

    Anna @ D16

    7 Dec 10 at 11:29 pm

  3. Eames and Aarino.. Nice..

    Love those wood handles on the espresso machine..

    Its great to see a restaurant/coffee house that has actual licensed furniture, and not rip off series 7 chairs.. Ill definitely be dropping into this shop in the neat future.


    8 Dec 10 at 10:46 am

  4. It is always fun to see it interpreted by someone non-scandinavian!


    8 Dec 10 at 10:49 am

  5. What a great café! As a Finn I actually feel that the back mural is the most Scandi part of the place, hope to visit one day.


    8 Dec 10 at 12:19 pm

  6. I think you really enjoyed your day off, isn’t it? :D
    The bar looks really cool…and with the snow outside looks even better ;)
    Also the stools look perfect in the environment…great!
    Thanks for sharing!



    8 Dec 10 at 3:46 pm

  7. Gotta visit. Looks so nice. Apparently there are some of my pillows in there… did you happen to see them?


    9 Dec 10 at 9:18 pm

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  9. thanks for this wonderful pictures! i have a little question: this textile wagons, i think originally for clothes, do you know where i can get them? have a nice day! tilda

    Tilda B. Hervé

    15 Dec 10 at 3:39 am

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