The Book Kitchen excels in everything it does, from selling books to brewing coffee. The Single Origin blend here has a pleasant vanilla aftertaste, and whatever your drink of choice, it will have just the right balance of milk, coffee and other ingredients. (The iced beverages served during summer come with ice or ice cream.) The light and airy space, with bookshelves everywhere, is so inviting that it’s difficult to resist ordering breakfast or lunch. Classic favourites, like bacon and egg rolls, sit alongside The Book Kitchen’s signature dishes such as the mussels, and portions are generous. The French toast is highly recommended, and goes well with a flat white.