Thanks to my honey Richard, I have oodles of candids like these to remember for many Christmases to come *chuckles*. This is me this past Tuesday thoroughly enjoying my sweet delicious red and green Christmas sprinkled shortbread cookie. Oh how I loved this cookie. I love shortbread cookies and the sprinkles made these so cute and colourful and they were impossible to resist. Christmas is not Christmas without cookies and this giant morsel of loveliness was so soft with just the right amount of sweetness to it. It took all the willpower in the world not to snatch the entire basket of them before I left!
T&T Bakery and Café (located at 35 Main Street Markham, at the intersection of Hwy 7 and Markham Rd., just north of Hwy.7) holds a lot of Christmas memories for me. I went for the first time 3 years ago, back in 2007, for a get- together with 3 close friends for a holiday breakfast and this sweet bakery and café has been close to my heart ever since. Located in the heart of the quaint, historic village of Main St. Markham, it has such a homey, community feel to it and they have fantastic food to boot! They have breakfast dishes to die for (think homefries that look and taste like scalloped potatoes and waffles piled with fruit and whipped cream) and lots of bakery goods to nosh on like tarts, cakes, bagels, and pies along with sandwiches and lots of comfort food.
This past Tuesday I enjoyed a comforting lunch of savoury turkey pot pie and a fresh mixed green salad – and my cookie! 😀 I don’t know about you, but I loooove places that incorporate turkey into their menu and T&T’s little pot pie was so good. It was packed with rich turkey meat seasoned with just the right amount of salt and pepper and surrounded by warm pie crust in the shape of a pineapple ring. How cute! It was warm, flaky, and packed with flavour and what I really loved about it was how much turkey meat was in it (they are beyond generous) and how the pie crust wasn’t bitter in the least as I find that some pie crusts tend to taste that way. Not this one. This one high-fived my taste buds, and my salad was fresh and crunchy alongside my favourite French dressing on the side to make me wiggle with glee.
Sweet people and good food. That’s what an eatery should be all about. Being here evokes feelings of warmth, community, and comfort and it reminds you that food doesn’t need to be “fancy” to be enjoyable. It’s the love that goes into it and the love that comes out of it when someone eats it that matters. Sometimes it’s the simplest pleasures that create the best memories and experiences and I’m really happy that I got to tuck away another T&T Bakery and Café meal in my memory (and soon to be scrapbook!) this Christmas.
I’ve enjoyed two breakfasts and one lunch here thus far and trust me, there will be many more to come! Sandwiches range anywhere from $3-$5 and full breakfast and lunch meals come in at around $5-7. There are many items that you can order a la carte (the turkey pot pie, for example, can be ordered on its own) and off to the side are baskets of baked goods, like cookies, that are packaged and ready to go. 2 days later I am still thinking about my cookie. I desperately want to run back and buy a pack of cookies. I think I will.
Thank you to Lindsay, Laura, and Lisa (Team Commitment!) for introducing me to this lovely place 3 years ago. I love you ladies!