Have been meaning to come to Kitten & the Bear (@KATBPreserves) for their Jam & Tea Service but since their space is so small with only 2 small table with no reservation, I didn't dare to go until a couple of weeks ago. I took my chances and it paid off with the perfect window table.
It is both an artisanal Jam shop and a cafe here and I just love the space so much, every corner are so Instagramable.
The Jam & Tea Service was $17.50 per person and consist of a Guided Tasting of 4 seasonal preserves, a buttermilk scone, clotted cream and choice of Sloane Fine Tea or Reunion Island pour over coffee. Although it delicious and I love the space and experience, I can't help but feel it's a bit pricey... so I would probably just go back for their take-out counter, a Scone & Jam only cost $4 and a cup of tea or coffee at $2.65 which is basically around the same thing at around $6.65 only. You still get to choose the featured jam for your scone.
We got to taste 4 of their Jam, Blackberry, Plum & Violet + Strawberry, Rasberry & Cream + Banana Bourbon Vanilla Bean and not sure about the 4th, it was a plum one.
Love all 4 flavors we tried but the Banana Bourbon Vanilla Bean was so different and a clear standout, that's why we end up of buying a jar home.
Look at how tall/big the scones are, perfectly golden on the outside and super moist and fluffy inside.
Love the cute tester/selection of Sloane Fine Tea
Ohhhh and they sell both regular and mini scones frozen, just bake them at home... totally need to get them next time I'm in the area.
One of the cutest place in Toronto, love every detail and corner of this place.
Wish it was slightly bigger!
Would definitely need to come back to grab scones to go or the frozen ones!