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Health benefits of eating chocolate blog post by Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Chocolate Cravings: 5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food with a magical ability to improve your day with a single bite. Although it seems too good to be true, scientists are now finding evidence that chocolate, and particularly dark chocolate, does have beneficial effects on the body. We decided to investigate this further, and found five reasons why you should indulge in a sweet treat from Room 2046.

July 17, 2017 by Rachel C
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Summer entertaining blog post dinner party by Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Summer Entertaining Must-Haves

Canada Day and the Fourth of July have come and gone, and I think it is safe to say summer is officially in full swing. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the season for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and dinner parties is upon us. These summer entertaining must-haves will ensure that your summer bash is lively, polished and relaxing.
July 05, 2017 by Rachel C
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Matcha Lattes in Room 2046 Toronto

A Matcha Made in Heaven

We are now serving matcha green tea lattes at our #CafeInShop.

Matcha is powdered green tea unique to Japan, and just one glass is the equivalent of 10 glasses of regular loose leaf green tea. It is made with a stone-grinding process, which allows you to ingest the whole leaf and gain all of its benefits.

Match Making the Perfect Valentine's Day Chocolates

Match Making the Perfect Valentine's Day Chocolates

You may have heard that chocolate triggers endorphins – the pleasure hormones in the brain, giving you a jolt of happiness and improving your moods with every consumption. This Valentine's Day, commit yourself to pleasing and bringing joy to a loved one by presenting them with an assortment of endorphin-infused chocolates. 
Getting Tiki with It: Toronto Tiki Culture 101

Getting Tiki with It: Toronto Tiki Culture 101

Room 2046 is getting tropical (even in the middle of autumn) with brand new tiki-inspired tumblers and shot glasses from W&P Design. Shaped like a pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality and warm welcome, they are available in two sizes and two colours.
New Café Menu: Fall 2015

New Café Menu: Fall 2015

Room 2046 always strives to bring you new sensory experiences, and this fall we are mixing things up in our Café in Shop on Yonge street in the heart of Toronto.
Steep It Up: How to High Tea

Steep It Up: How to High Tea

Brewing loose leaf tea may seem pretty straight forward, but in fact it takes precision to make it properly. The right portion of tea in combination with the ideal temperature of hot water and just enough time steeping all play a vital role in a well balanced and expertly brewed cup of tea.

Instagram by Sloane Tea, now being steeped in Room 2046 Café in Shop

How to Brew High Tea
To start, lump 1 rounded teaspoon per 12 ounces of water of your favourite tea blend into a sachet or infuser. Then set your water to boil until the ideal temperature. Loose leaf teas can be sensitive to boiling temperatures, so take care not to burn your tea by following the guide below.

Black Tea - 100ºC | Oolong Tea - 90ºC | Green Tea - 79ºC | White Tea - 85ºC | Herbal Tea - 100ºC

After you've combined the tea and water allow it to steep for just the right amount of minutes. This is a matter of preference, but if you like a strong, bitter or bold flavour leave the bag in. Follow the guide below if you want to steep your game up to a properly brewed cup of tea.

Black Tea - 5-6 | Oolong Tea - 3-4 | Green Tea - 3-4 | White Tea - 3-4 | Herbal Tea - 5-6

Now all that's left to do is grab a biscuit or two, kick back and chill. If you want to sip in style, shop our selection of tea steeping systems and mugs by clicking HERE.

Tea Forte Pugg Tea Pot Cherry Blossoms | Room 2046 Toronto Canada     Tea Forte Kati Cup and Infuser Cranberry Red | Room 2046 Toronto Canada      Balvi Robot Tea Time Infuser | Room 2046 Toronto Canada

To find out our new menu coming this fall to the Café in Shop at our location on Yonge street in Toronto, click HERE.

Just like Mac & Cheese: Perfect Pairings ver. 3.0

Just like Mac & Cheese: Perfect Pairings ver. 3.0

It's time to play the match game with a new season of food themed sweet stationery paired with a savoury gift idea that will compliment anyone's design palette, for any occasion. Unless you missed Perfect Pairings ver. 1.0 & 2.0, you ought to know that thematically matching the card to a gift creates a more memorable experience for the receiver.
The Great Gluten-Free Brunch

The Great Gluten-Free Brunch

There is no better reason to wake up on the weekend than to enjoy a morning full of meals. Yes, we're talking about brunch, arguably the best meal of the day because of its unlimited possibilities. However, if you have restrictions for either gluten or dairy, it may be tricky assembling a meal that suits you and pleases your company. But never fear! We have two recipes that will inspire and delight your senses without compromising your dietary needs.