Small Biz of the Week – Stella Luna Cafe

If you’re in Ottawa, Ontario, check out our small biz of the week, a locally owned and operated European Coffee Bar, the Stella Luna Gelato Café.

Stella Luna Gelato Cafe, Ottawa Canada

Stella Luna Gelato Café – Ottawa, Canada

You will find Stella Luna Gelato Café, and the many university students and families alike  who love to frequent this sunny yellow building, at 1103 Bank St. at Sunnyside Ave. They have plenty of awesome deals, including the Student Special – a gourmet panini with freshly grilled ingredients, a small, handcrafted gelato and a fairly traded, organic coffee or tea for only $9.75 plus tax.

Learn more about our Small Biz of the Week, visit Shop Small Biz, Canada’s small business directory.

 


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Last Weekend for Toronto’s Summerlicious

Toronto’s Summerlicious is back for the 11th year, and we couldn’t be more excited. What better excuse opportunity could we find to check out some of Toronto’s local eateries?

This year, 2014, there are more than 200 restaurants from across the GTA who are officially participating in the festival, which runs until the end of this weekend, July 20th. We say officially because, while many restaurants have decided to join in on the fun of offering set summer menus at a discounted price, the city determines who makes the Summerlicious list.  Requirements are strict and, due to demand, the application process is competitive. Here is how Toronto’s participating restaurants are chosen by the Special Events Dept. of the city.

Summerlicious/Winterlicious restaurants must:

  • be independent (no chains allowed)
  • maintain a clean and positive health inspection record
  • agree to pricing standards in line with the festival
  • be featured positively in certain restaurant review guides/books

Unfortunately there are not enough hours in the day or room in our stomachs to visit all 200+ restaurants participating this year so we will instead take a few moments to congratulate and highlight a few of our favourites who made the list:

Bar Italia

582 College St

416-535-3621

Little Italy

$15 Lunch | $25 Dinner

 

Fred’s Not Here

321 King St W

416-971-9155

Downtown, Entertainment District

Fred’s Not Here

$20 Lunch | $35 Dinner

 

Hot House Restaurant & Bar

35 Church St

416-366-7800

Downtown, Old Town

 

Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

669 Queen St W

647-346-2377

Downtown

Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

$25 Dinner

 

Le Papillon on Front

69 Front St E

416-367-0303

Downtown, Old Town

Le Papillon on Front

$15 Lunch | $25 Dinner

 

MoRoCo Chocolat

99 Yorkville Ave

416-961-2202

Yorkville

 

MoRoCo Chocolat

$20 Lunch | $35 Dinner

 

Trapper’s Restaurant

3479 Yonge St

416-482-6211

North Toronto

 

Of course, you can check out the full list and get more Summerlicious info here.  There is also a great synopsis of Summerlicious and Winterlicious here.

If you are in or planning to visit Toronto, which Summerlicious menus are you planning to check out, or have you tried already? OR do you have any local festivals in your city/town that you think we should highlight? Let us know!