Anything But Common

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I’ve been to cafes that serve ‘soil’ (it’s oreos, not real dirt for anyone who just freaked out) for brunch and cafes that make you drink coffee out of chemistry equipment (cross your fingers they’re not recycled from labs right?) but before Uncommon, I was yet to experience a cafe that fancied itself as an indoor jungle.

Uncommon calls itself Windsor’s greenest cafe / jungle. When I read this on their Instagram page (because of course intense stalking & evaluation of their page before even considering going anywhere is required), I assumed they meant environmentally friendly, locally sourced products etc etc. Now aside from this all being true (they don’t use additives or chemically processed/bleached/refined ingredients), the cafe is literally like walking into a green jungle. There’s plants hanging all over the ceiling. Not a few plants as decor like a lot of fashionable cafes have these days, but everywhere. I actually got quite excited and my brunch buddy found it highly amusing/embarrassing. Little did he know the camera was about to come out and he’d have a lot more to be embarrassed about than me frothing over some plants.

The golden latte was (almost) good enough to make up for the fact it has no actual form of caffeine in it, and the sweet pumpkin pancake was heaven in fluffy thick pumpkin-y pancake format. I have no idea what pure maple or native apple is, but they sure as hell tasted great. It was gluten free and refined sugar free too, so it was pretty much the same as eating a pumpkin and an apple. Definitely worth a visit.

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Golden latte w/ coconut mylk / Pumpkin hotcakes w/ pure maple, native apple, macadamia, coconut blossom caramel & toasted milk crumbs

Uncommon – 60 Chapel St, Windsor

 

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