THE SIX: Milan Madhavji makes his pix
Milan Madhavji makes his picks in The Six. SUPPLIED
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1 Boxcar Social Harbourfront (235 Queens Quay W.) This is my go-to year-round coffee shop. Located along Toronto's waterfront with views of the lake, it has a cozy ambiance in the winter and great patio in the summer. Plus, between coffee, drinks and a full food menu, they basically have you covered any time of day.
2 Sanko Trading Co. (730 Queen Street W.) I recently went on a trip to Japan with my wife and walking into this Japanese food and goods store, transports me right back to Tokyo. The cantaloupe-flavoured Kit Kat is worth the trip alone. Don't knock it until you try it!
3 Julie's Cuban Cafe (202 Dovercourt Rd.) This '60s-style Cuban restaurant has the perfect ambiance for a casual dinner with close friends, or at least this is what people with friends tell me. I recommend going in the summer, grabbing a seat on their patio and easing the night away over Cuban tapas and cerveza.
4 Belmonte Raw (1022 Queen Street E.) I'm mostly a carnivore, but the jicama cheesy chili fries from here actually taste better than the real thing. They also have vanilla cashew milk that tastes great.
5 Tealish (367 Roncesvalles Ave.) The only liquids I regularly drink are tea and scotch. And for a tea that tastes great day in and day out, Tealish's cream of Earl Grey tea with milk is a standout.
6 AG Macarons (647 Dupont St.) This will sound like heresy to people who swear by the better-known macaron shops, but in a blind-taste test, I would give it to AG macarons. Give them a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.