We are delighted to be chosen as the #1 new Cafe in Toronto for 2011 by blogTO. Here’s what they said:
We all thought Kensington was at indie cafe capacity until Cafe Pamenar opened in early 2011. While the decor is rustic and comfy and the atmosphere always pleasant, it’s the solid, reliable espresso pulls that make this spot one of the best arrivals of the year. Plus, a back patio in the summer.
Pamenar breaks into the top 10 as it melds design, seating and that light roasted characterization of Victoria. Sleeper town of the west, but filled with roasters, kinda wish it wasn’t that far…
The day after their Hot Docs premiere, the Calgary-based duo – filmmaker Burns, whose dramatic features include The Suburbanators and waydowntown, and broadcaster Brown, who hosts CBC Radio’s Calgary Eyeopener – sit down at Café Pamenar to discuss their experience launching the hybrid at a festival dedicated to pure documentaries.
Long and narrow, this Kensington cafe feels like the product of a lot of thought, and it was - the owner spent an expensive year putting it together. The courtyard at the back practically pulls you all the way in, and the lineup of laptops at the bar by the door can feel like a Genius Bar on busy days.