Afternoon tea at Robinson-Bray House

I’ve been to several afternoon tea locations in Toronto [reviews here] and I’ve kinda run out of places to visit. So we’re starting to venture out of the immediate Toronto area to smaller towns.

Last month, we went to the Robinson-Bray House for afternoon tea. I’d link you to it but their website has been suspended as of today. Erm…okay.

When you enter, it is a store front with lots of random tea pots and tea accessories.

This is the view to the back room.

Just to note, when we ordered afternoon tea, they kinda need you to tell them in advance and apparently they only serve afternoon tea from 12 – 2PM. Um it’s supposed to be eaten later in the afternoon but okay, I’m not gonna argue with you. Luckily BP made reservations and they had enough prepared for the two of us.

I asked for my tea iced and here’s a trade secret, apparently, when you pour hot tea into glass, to avoid it cracking, put something metal in it. Read more about it here

So the afternoon tea came with a salad. BP HATES food with fruit but he actually liked it.

This is the first time I’ve seen this set up. Unique.

The quiches it came with were sooo good! It made us go buy quiche soon after haha. Egg salad was the best. But of course, egg salad is always the best kind of tea sandwich in my opinion.

Scones were …scones? Nothing special.
Edit – NO these were the BEST SCONES I’VE EVER HAD. These were butterscotch freaking scones. Like I still smelled like butterscotch later on. SO GOOD. SO FLAVOURFUL. BEST EVER.

Note to every tea place…can we not have any more mini cupcakes. Cupcakes aren’t that great to begin with and mini cupcakes are just hard and terrible. STOP. No me gusta. The tart was okay but it’s like…mousse on a tart shell. What can I say….

I would recommend this place if you’re in town. I think you should definitely visit Streetsville though and check out the quaint neighbourhood.


The Tea Room at Robinson-Bray House
Website – Well…maybe the site will work when you click on it.
223 Queen St S, Mississauga, ON
(905) 542-7674

Meowbox – May 2015

I felt kinda bad that the meowbox would only be for one cat so I asked them kindly to change it to Basil & PC since they share their toys.

There must’ve been catnip because it took me 5 tries to get PC off the box. Eventually I shooed her off and then Basil comes around. Good enough.

1. Fou Fou Brands – Groomie Multi-Purpose Silicone Brush [Link here] – Most of the time when you try to groom my cats, they will bite the brush. It’s been such an arduous task that I rarely brush them (even though I should probably do it once a week) But I must say, this brush did it. At least for Basil. While I used the massage end of the brush, he was able to sit still in conjunction with treating him. Great product! Not sure about the claim that it will remove pet hair from your clothes though. – $9.99
2. Claw Doodles – Floopies Frog [Link here] – Eh – it’s a cat toy. They ran off with it when they saw it but that’s about it. – $3.90
3. Cloud 9 – Egg-splosive Treat [Link here] – Grab your silicone brush and Cloud 9 cat treats and you’ve got a cat sitting still on your lap while you groom him or her. Boom. Also, it smells like some milk candy …with a hint of cat treat. I wanted to eat it. And they’re shaped like cat heads. – $17.95/6 pack ($2.99/each)
4. American Classic – Solo Play Gopher [Link here] – Cute but my cats don’t care for toys without feathers or bells – $6.00
5. Chomper – Kylie’s Nautical Feather Spool [Link here] – Great toy. PC ran off with it the moment I finished taking the photo. Like, it was gone. And so I had to run after them and put it away. I gave it to them later on and the feathers were destroyed. I wish it were more hardy but with all cat toys with feathers, they don’t stand a chance with my kids. – ~$3.85

Approximate total: $26.73

I thought this was cute and clever btw! It came free with the box :) It’s like portable snacks for your cats. We take PC out for walks so this would be perfect. Just remember not to pop it in your mouth mistaking it for gum.

SHARE THE LOVE Do you know a special cat who could use a little pick-me-up? Gift a Meowbox and bright a kitty’s day!

Meowbox – April 2015

April showers brings May flowers and this month’s MeowBox.

It’s also a time for newborn kittens so you may want to visit your local shelter for a new addition to your family or just to donate extra goodies :)



1. Multipet – Loofa cat for cats [Link here] – Neither cat is a big fan but I think it will be a good kicker toy when they get bored of the other toys – $3.19
2. Petcurean – Premium dry cat food [Link here] – Our cats are on a raw diet so… – $N/A
3. Lollycadoodle playmates – wool octopus [Link here] – Very cute toy – not sure if this is for cats because they didn’t even try to attack it. I think it’s a gift for me. Ok. Yes, it’s mine now. (picture below) – $13
4. Multipet – exotic featherfly toy [no link] – The cats ran off with it the moment I unpackaged it – the sign of a true cat product – appx $4
5. FoxyTricks – crochet cat ball with bell [Link here] – Cute crochet cat ball that the cats liked pawing at – chewed off the handle the moment they got their paws on it – appx $7
6. Temptations -all natural free range chicken treat [Link here] – WHAT KIND OF CAT DOESN’T LOVE TEMPTATIONS – $1.66

Approximate total:28.85


If you haven’t already heard about MeowBox, it’s a subscription service for cat products. Click here to find out what previous boxes had to offer.

19458352_13593887-tsrww120_pmFinally, I just want to plug my new t-shirt design.

Cat hair shirt
Do you have (a) cat(s) or know someone who does?
This is the perfect shirt for them! Let cat hair be a fashion statement.


Moments in March 2015


1) Post 5 photos within the first week of the next month
E.g. Post 5 photos taken in January during the first week of February
2) It can be anything you want as long as you took it during that month
3) Write a sentence (or more) about the photo

I have real-ish photos this time! Yes, I actually brought out my camera. Woo.

One of our day trips in Ontario led us to the smallest public library I’ve ever seen. It actually officially closed last year because no one was checking out books in this tiny town and if they did, they checked out books a city over.

I found this cute little sign for weaving wool that same day! Seriously, why is there still snow?! It was the last week of March. (BTW the snow has all melted where we were in the city)

We visited Markham Village which is this quaint little section of the city. It was one of those one lane places – looked like we were in a small town. Anyway, we decided to drop by Inspire and all it inspired me to do was to look for a better place for chicken and waffles.

The conservation in Orangeville was still open (and for free) so we drove in to have our dinner by the water.

Until next time!!