Toronto coffee entrepreneur Geoff Polci and former Rock Lobster chef Joshua Charbonneau met through their mutual association with Toronto’s Backyard Axe Throwing League, but they’ve recently transitioned from recreational tool-lobbing buddies to full-on business associates. The result of their partnership is a new brunch destination on the Danforth, housed in the east-end outpost of Polci’s Crema Coffee chain. Earlier this summer, Charbonneau built a small kitchen in a nook at the back of the shop, both for in-house brunches and outside catering gigs. He’s since been supplying underserved Greektowners with heaping platters of classic brunch food, including buttermilk waffles, oozy eggs Benedict and steak-and-bacon pies from Aussie pie shop Kanga. Prices range from two bucks for the cheapest of sides to $13 for the most elaborate mains.
Crema Coffee Co., 508 Danforth Ave., 416-901-3131, @cremaTO