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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