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Lazy Daisy's Café is the equivalent of receiving a warm hug from your grandparents but in the form of a plate of buttermilk biscuits. Recently reopened after a 3-month shut down for renovations, Lazy Daisy's refreshed space does justice to the amazingly delicious and comforting food they serve.
Located on Gerrard Street East, the rebranded Lazy Daisy's has abandoned the cow motif and embraced the daisy as their mascot; the soft and bright buttery yellow accents are super eye-catching and visible from their home in Little India. Dawn Chapman, the owner of Lazy Daisy's, doesn't get tired of watching customers walk in and their mouths dropping open at the spectacular interiors.
Dawn wanted to fall in love with Lazy Daisy's again and to do that; she decided to give it a major facelift. Using pandemic restrictions as an opportunity, she shut Daisy's down for three months after it had been operating through a takeout only Covid-19 wall as their pandemic pivot. She called up long-time customer, interior designer, and fellow east-ender Tiffany Pratt to help create a vision. They developed the fresh interiors and rebranding for the restaurant with Tiffany's specific magical touch for bright colours and eye-catching designs.
The reopening of Lazy Daisy's brings back all our favourite classics like their Buttermilk Biscuits, Cinnamon Bun Pancakes and delectable breakfast sandwiches. You can also still purchase their beloved freshly-baked muffins, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, Rice Krispies Nanaimo bars, amongst other treats, at their counter. They've even added a few relatively new menu items to get excited about, like the Lazy Mac n' Cheese (homemade, served with a side salad and a garlic asiago buttermilk biscuit) and French fries. Follow their Instagram for new updates, as their renovation also allowed for them to expand the kitchen, add a professional hood, a line, deep-fryer, and double the size of the grill (they couldn't keep up with number of pancakes people were ordering!), giving them room to experiment.
The culinary (and interior) concept is cozy, and as are the beginnings from Dawn's childhood growing up on a farm with her grandparents. Many of the recipes are actually from Dawn's grandmother's kitchen (and we all know that grandmothers are superior cooks to any other human). Supporting local businesses, sourcing farm-fresh ingredients, cooking from scratch, and filling their customers with wholesome food are the pillars of Lazy Daisy's. Given they've been in business for a decade, this concept is definitely working.
Perhaps most known for their Buttermilk Biscuit, they are not just meant to just satisfy your appetite, but to be enjoyed, shared, and experienced with the pleasure of high-quality ingredients. For example, when you bite into that biscuit breakfast sandwich, know that they use drug-free, hormone-free Mennonite bacon. You can buy their biscuits frozen to bake at home, and you can even pick up a box of them at some of their local wholesale partners like City Cottage Market and Fresh From the Farm.
Check out the new and improved Lazy Daisy's Cafe at 1515 Gerrard St East.