Metro/Shari Goodman Turkey, Gouda and Red Pepper Jelly Panini and Mushroom Bisque ($7.34).

Planet Coffee

24 York St.
613-789-6261

Rating: 4/5
Price range: $
Business lunch: Yes
Co-worker lunch: Yes
Social lunch: Yes

Tucked into a courtyard in the Byward market is a trendy coffee shop that will whisk you away with its charm and tasty eats.

A large bouquet of colourful flowers dangles in a clear box from the ceiling. The glass case behind the counter is filled with treats and the smell of freshly-pulled espresso fills the air. It’s a modern space with a European feel.

I ordered the Turkey, Gouda and Red Pepper Jelly Panini with a side of Mushroom Bisque and a rhubarb bar for my sweet tooth. To sip: a chai-tea latte.

We took our seats along the banquette and waited for our orders to be delivered tableside.

Though the panini wasn’t stuffed with filling, the combination was perfect sandwiched between deliciously crusty bread from Art-is-in-Bakery.

The mushroom bisque was bursting with fresh wild mushrooms, onions and thyme.

The rhubarb bar was not too sweet and reminded me of my grandmother’s rhubarb crisp but in bar form.

Planet Coffee has found the perfect formula for blending charm, ambiance and delicious food.

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