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Trust the Flo!

Trust the Flo!

Seating and access for everyone in the family

Many homemade and gluten free options are available at your newly opened cafe on Gerrard St East // FLEUR BOOMSMA

Many homemade and gluten free options are available at your newly opened cafe on Gerrard St East // FLEUR BOOMSMA

Elvy & Flo is that cute corner café on Gerrard where you can sit down for hours and unwind. Whether you’re taking a break from work or you’re there to get work done, owners Ann Peel and Perry Caicco don’t see you as a transaction but rather as a friend. This definitely isn’t your typical Second Cup or Starbucks in Toronto.

The walls are decorated with blue and yellow restored woods, combined with the brick wall. The large windows allow the shining sun to come through and the space automatically feels ten times better than it already is. You can see it as a warm and cheerful community space, and don’t be surprised to mommy groups and teachers’ meetings taking place!

Whether you want to sit in the front or in their sun room, tons of light shines through the windows and it even has a stroller accessible side door! // FLEUR BOOMSMA

Whether you want to sit in the front or in their sun room, tons of light shines through the windows and it even has a stroller accessible side door! // FLEUR BOOMSMA

The name, Elvy & Flo signifies the owner’s grandmothers because they were so good at creating warmth and community. The names of their grandmothers captured the essence of what they wanted to convey. 

“We mainly want to be a woman centred space, which is also the purpose of the café’s name because it’s named to the women that were important in our lives,” Ann said.

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How do you dew?

How do you dew?

Furry friends: Don’t work around your vet’s schedule!

Furry friends: Don’t work around your vet’s schedule!