Breakfast & Lunch Cafe By Day, Supper Club By Night – The Concept Space and Food Experience at The Depanneur, Part I
Deb | December 24, 2011 | atebyatescrapbooking.wordpress.com
Have you ever been to a place that makes you feel so inspired, so excited, and so at home that you can’t believe it hasn’t always been a part of your life? A place that makes you feel so full of life that all you want to do is soak in everything that goes on around you when you’re in this space? If you have, you know the amazing sense of warmth and comfort I’m talking about. If you haven’t, I’m about to tell you about the best foodie discovery I have made since I started Ate by Ate. No wait, scratch that, the best foodie discovery I have EVER made. I KNOW, this is a big deal! You all know how I feel about finding gems around the city so when I say I’ve found a holy grail, you know it’s a monumental phenomenon. Not only have I found a wonderful, exciting food spot in the city that serves healthy, delicious eats, but encompasses everything I love about food.
The Depanneur, located on College Street between Dufferin and Dovercourt, isn’t just an eatery that serves weekend brunch, organic food, and daily breakfasts and lunches. It’s a concept space. A breakfast and lunch cafe by day; a supper club by night. The Depanneur holds workshops, cooking classes, serves breakfast and lunch, hosts themed dinner parties, provides an open kitchen space for passionate lovers of cooking and food, and functions as a launching pad for food entrepreneurs and independent food businesses. I am so happy I got the chance to sit down with Len, owner and brains behind The Depanneur, to talk about the space and its contextual situation within the greater food community.