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At Phinney Real Estate, we are passionate about supporting local businesses as we believe they are the heartbeat of our neighbourhoods, fostering unique experiences and creating a strong sense of community. Come along with us for our weekly Phinney Find as we explore hidden gems, the best dining options, our favourite shops, and more across the areas we live in and serve!

grounded. Coffeebar : 3454 Yonge Street, Toronto

Looking for a bit of warmth this time winter season? Stop by grounded. Coffeebar for a latte, hot chocolate or some sweet treats!

From expertly crafted espresso drinks to artisanal pastries, this Toronto coffee haven offers a delightful array of treats to satisfy every craving. Whether you’re working on your laptop, catching up with friends, or simply enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, grounded. Coffeebar offers a space that transcends the ordinary coffee shop.

Join us in our Phinney Find series as we celebrate this cherished spot, where every cup is poured with love, and every visit feels like coming home!


La Casa Dolce : 755 Queensway Street East, Mississauga

Indulge in festive sweetness at La Casa Dolce!

Nestled in the heart of Mississauga, La Casa Dolce is a bakery and café that will captivate your taste buds and elevate your holiday celebrations.

La Casa Dolce’s culinary magic makes it an ideal destination for a unique and indulgent holiday experience. The menu caters to every palate, from French classics to Italian delicacies and global treats.

Discover their Christmas collection, including treats like the Magical Reindeer Cake, the Holiday Yule Log, Christmas Cupcakes Six Packs, and Assorted Holiday Cookie Trays.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the exquisite delights of La Casa Dolce, and make this holiday season one to remember!


Illumi Toronto : 7174 Derrycrest Drive, Mississauga

Experience the magic of Illumi Light Show Toronto! Located in Mississauga, Illumi Toronto offers a captivating display of lights and colours for the whole family to enjoy

Explore 14 unique universes as you wander through the illuminated wonderland. From stunning installations to interactive displays, there’s something for everyone’s imagination.

Enhance your stroll with festive treats and warm beverages available on-site. Sip on a steaming cup of hot cocoa or savour a delightful holiday-themed snack as you immerse yourself in the holiday magic.

Plan your visit to Illumi Toronto this holiday season, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones!


Holiday Fair in the Square : 5100 Yonge Street, North York

Join us at the Holiday Fair in the Square!

From December 1 to 23, Mel Lastman Square will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland! Explore the artisan marketplace for unique handmade gifts, including crafts, jewelry, clothing, and home decor made by local artisans.

While exploring the fair, stop by the Fireside Lounge, a cozy spot where you can take a break from the chilly weather. Sip on a steaming hot chocolate or mulled wine, and indulge in the delightful experience of toasting s’mores over a crackling fire.

And, of course, no holiday fair is complete without a visit from Santa Clause! Bring your little ones to meet Santa himself, share their wish lists, and capture cherished memories with photos.

Don’t miss this enchanting event, the beloved Holiday Fair in the Square, promising a magical experience for all ages!


Discover hidden gems in Mississauga and support your community this holiday season! Click the link below to save this post, and be sure to check out some of our favourite local spots for tasty treats.

Halo Espresso Bar
3024 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
Halo Espresso Bar is known for expertly crafted brews and a menu featuring both classics and inventive specialties. From rich espressos to velvety lattes to delicious pastries, it’s the perfect spot for a delightful coffee experience!  

Heavenly Desserts
5840 Mavis Road, Unit 2, Mississauga
Heavenly Desserts is your sweet escape, offering delectable creations from exquisite cakes to heavenly treats. With a focus on quality and craftsmanship, indulge in a delightful journey of flavours and textures that promises to elevate your sweet tooth cravings to heavenly heights.

Rania’s Cakes
243 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Discover the artistry at Ranias Cakes, where every confection is a masterpiece crafted with passion and precision. Whether marking a special occasion or simply satisfying your sweet cravings, Rania’s Cakes welcomes all dessert enthusiasts.

Cafe Panchita
152 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
At Cafe Panchita, you can indulge in expertly brewed coffee and delectable pastries in a cozy ambiance. We highly recommend you try their croissants!


Narenj : 131 Kerr Street, Oakville

Embrace the cozy vibes of the season and treat yourself to a delightful meal at Narenj!

Step into Narenj, where tradition and modernity unite seamlessly. The restaurant boasts an ambiance that marries Middle Eastern warmth with modern elegance, offering a menu that presents Persian cuisine in a contemporary light.

From mouthwatering plates and shakshoukas to delectable pastries and sandwiches, each dish is crafted with fresh ingredients and expert spice blends. Narenj promises a sensory journey that will leave your taste buds tingling!

The impeccable service and variety of Persian teas add an extra layer of charm to your dining experience. Reserve your table today and savour the flavours of fall at Narenj!


Graze This – Boutique Catering & Events

If you’re looking for a reliable and delicious catering option to elevate your celebrations, look no further than Graze This!

As the holiday season approaches, you’re likely planning festive gatherings, parties, and family get-togethers. With a dedication to exceptional service and mouthwatering food, Graze This is the perfect choice to make your holiday events memorable!

Their team of experts carefully craft visually appealing and delectable spreads that combine fresh, high-quality ingredients. From artisan cheeses and charcuterie to colourful fruits and desserts, their grazing tables are truly a work of art. Their passion for food and entertainment is reflected in their boards, as they understand what it takes to entertain!

Graze This knows how to keep guests full and satisfied, all while keeping hosts (like you) happy and worry-free.

So why wait? Make your holiday season special this year, and order a board from Graze This!


Door FiftyFive : 55 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Indulge in the ultimate whiskey and comfort food experience at Door FiftyFive.

Door FiftyFive is a local bar focusing on elevating cocktails and beer. They offer an exquisite blend of American and Canadian cuisine in a charming, rustic-chic setting. As you enter, the warm glow of soft lighting and plush leather banquettes invite you to embark on a truly unforgettable evening.

From signature cocktails to wine, the drinks menu is extensive, and the staff is eager to help you find the perfect pairing! We recommend you start your meal with mouthwatering appetizers like classic calamari or a platter of wings. Then, dive into a flavourful main course featuring perfectly grilled prime rib burgers, finger-licking fried chicken, or delightful vegetarian options.

Book your table now at Door FiftyFive in Mississauga and savour more than just a meal; experience an unforgettable culinary adventure!


Toro Toro Sushi : 4052 Brickstone Mews, Unit 1, Mississauga

Craving an unforgettable dining experience in Mississauga? Look no further than Toro Toro Sushi!

Get ready to be blown away at Toro Toro Sushi, where you’ll find the ultimate Japanese cuisine. Indulge in a wide range of options, from classic California Rolls to house specialties like the Lava Roll and the Crouching Tiger Roll.

Toro Toro Sushi’s menu caters to all sushi enthusiasts while also offering delectable poke bowls, sashimi, and sushi burritos for those seeking variety.

Round up your friends and head to Mississauga for an epic feast. Toro Toro Sushi promises to astound your taste buds!


The DSRT Company : 1439 Main Street East, Hamilton

If you find yourself in Hamilton craving something sweet, The DSRT Company is an absolute must-visit!

Described as “Willy Wonka meets abstract art,” this charming dessert haven offers a delightful array of sweets. From rich and creamy chocolate bars to unique desserts and treats, The DSRT Company takes pride in creating an unforgettable dessert experience.

Carefully selecting high-quality ingredients that are sourced locally, The DSRT Company ensures the freshest flavours in every bite. Each dessert is made with love and attention to detail, resulting in a truly exceptional taste.

We promise you’ve never seen chocolate bars like these before!  Visit The DSRT Company and indulge in their delectable desserts that are as visually stunning as they are delicious!


180 Estate Winery : 4055 Nineteenth Street, Jordan Station

Discover 180 Estate Winery, a local gem in wine country!  

Located in Jordan Station, this boutique winery and bistro offers hand-crafted, small-batch wines that are perfection in a bottle.

Experience the stunning vineyard landscape, where rustic charm meets modern elegance. Inside the tasting room, knowledgeable staff will guide you through their diverse wine portfolio while you enjoy breathtaking countryside views.

180 Estate Winery believes in the perfect pairing of great wine and great food, so make sure to try their exceptional wines with delectable dishes at their bistro.

Visit 180 Estate Winery today for an extraordinary wine adventure and savour the exceptional flavours that await you!


Tonic Blooms : Order online today!

Are you searching for a stunning centrepiece this holiday season?

Head over to Tonic Blooms!

At Tonic Blooms, you’ll find an impressive selection of flowers to suit any occasion. From simple yet stunning bunches of tulips to wild garden-style arrangements like their signature Farmboy bouquet, there’s something for everyone’s taste.

Their floral creations are carefully designed by skilled florists who pay attention to every detail, ensuring each arrangement is a true work of art! While they offer a wide range of beautiful flowers, they also provide excellent customer service. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you in finding the perfect floral arrangement that matches your preferences and fits your budget.

Make your holiday season even more special with a stunning floral bouquet from Tonic Blooms!


Nani’s Gelato : 6039 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

Who says a cold treat is just for summer? Every season is perfect for indulging in a sweet, creamy gelato at Nani’s Gelato!

Nani’s Gelato is a beloved gelato shop with locations in Mississauga, Markham, and Toronto. They specialize in creating artisanal gelato that captures the flavours of Italian and Asian desserts.

Founder Parry’s childhood love for frozen treats inspired Nani’s Gelato. With a commitment to using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, their artisanal gelato is a true delight. From classic flavours like Chocolate and Vanilla Bean to seasonal sensations like Pumpkin, Apple Cobbler, and Pistachio, there’s something for everyone!

Visit Nani’s Gelato and indulge in their delightful creations!


The Millionaire’s Daughter : 427 Speers Road, Oakville

Looking to add a touch of luxury and elegance to your home decor? Check out The Millionaires Daughter!

The Millionaire’s Daughter offers upscale furniture and decor consignment at three locations in Southern Ontario: Hamilton, Oakville, and Aurora. Whether you’re downsizing, renovating, moving, or simply seeking a new interior style, consignment buying and selling is the way to go!

Owner Maureen Barnes has curated a unique selection of pre-loved and new pieces that cater to various styles. From vintage to contemporary, find the perfect item to match your personal taste.

Visit The Millionaire’s Daughter to elevate your home decor and embrace everyday luxury!


Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm : 9528 Regional Road 25, Milton

Kick off the fall season with a trip to Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm!

Nestled in Milton, Ontario, Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm offers an unforgettable family day out. For three generations, Chudleigh’s has been a place for families to select their own apples and enjoy a taste of country life.

Load up your bags with a bounty of eight apple varieties, each bursting with freshness and crunch. After a day of orchard exploration with your loved ones, indulge in farm-fresh delights at The Windmill Restaurant, featuring mouthwatering homemade pizza and steaming apple cider. Before you leave, swing by the Market for unique desserts and pantry goodies to bring the Chudleigh’s experience home!

Secure your advance online tickets now, and get ready for an adventure-packed day at the farm with your favourite people!


Our Favourite Coffee Shops

To start September off on the right foot, we’ve put together a few of our favourite coffee shops in and around the Mississauga area that you must try! Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or simply looking for a cozy spot to relax and enjoy a warm cup of joe, these coffee shops have got you covered.

Click the links down below to explore their Instagram accounts and let us know if you’ve been to any of these spots:

Railroad Coffee Co. | 50 Sussex Gate, Mississauga

Archtop Cafe  | 91 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

 Halo Espresso Bar  | 3024 Hurontario Street, Mississauga

Hale Coffee Company | 100 City Centre Drive FM15, Mississauga

Fair Grounds Coffee | 1106 Ogden Avenue, Mississauga

Habitat Social Cafe & Bar : 70 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Head to Habitat Social Cafe & Bar this Labour Day long weekend for drinks and delicious food – and celebrate the grand opening of this special spot!  

At the heart of Mississauga’s historic Port Credit Village, Habitat Social Cafe & Bar is the fruition of passion, determination, and dedication.

Habitat Social is a café, a restaurant, and a bar featuring delectable dishes crafted from locally grown produce, ensuring freshness while supporting local farmers. Their elegant and thoughtfully designed interior promotes sustainable living with energy-efficient lighting, reclaimed wood furnishings, and natural materials.

Embrace an eco-luxury lifestyle and experience the satisfaction of exquisite taste and style at Habitat Social Cafe & Bar!


Glenerin Inn & Spa : 1695 The Collegeway, Mississauga

Experience pure bliss at The Glenerin Inn & Spa, a tranquil oasis in the heart of Mississauga.

Immerse yourself in relaxation amidst lush gardens and enjoy personalized spa treatments using local and organic products for ultimate rejuvenation! Glenerin Inn offers more than just spa luxuries – indulge in holistic wellness programs, including yoga and detoxification. Don’t forget to savour the culinary delights at their renowned restaurant, where locally sourced ingredients are transformed into exquisite dishes.

Whether you’re seeking solitude, romance, or a day of pampering with friends, Glenerin Inn Spa guarantees an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression!


Spencer’s at the Waterfront : 1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington

Discover culinary luxury at Spencers Waterfront Restaurant Located in Burlington on Lake Ontario’s shoreline, Spencer’s at the Waterfront is perfect for lunch, dinner, weddings, and special events! Enjoy stunning lake views from the glass-walled dining room or heated patio overlooking a serene reflection pond.

This elegant restaurant offers a symphony of flavours that will captivate your taste buds.Spencer’s ambiance seamlessly blends elegance with nature’s allure. The food is mouthwateringly delicious, with meticulously crafted appetizers and indulgent main courses.For a premium lakefront dining experience, we highly recommend booking a reservation at Spencer’s at the Waterfront!


Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House : 423 Elizabeth Street, Unit 13, Burlington

Discover Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House for a delightful chocolate experience! Located in the heart of Burlington, Lola Choco Bar is a haven of cocoa-inspired artistry, offering meticulously crafted bonbons and truffles. The sweet aroma and cozy ambiance create a sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere. Lola Choco Bar is known for its stunning display of artisanal chocolate creations, including a variety of flavours that range from traditional to daring. Each piece showcases the chocolatiers’ passion for innovation and dedication to their craft.

Whether you’re a chocolate lover or simply looking for a sweet treat, Lola Choco Bar is surely the place to visit in Downtown Burlington!


Old Credit Brewing Company : 6 Queen Street West, Mississauga

If you’re looking for a delightful experience combining tradition, craftsmanship, and mouthwatering brews, Old Credit Brewing Company is for you!

Owners Noreen and Aldo (pictured in the centre photo) are dedicated to crafting exceptional beers with a warm and inviting atmosphere. They take great pride in sourcing local hops and grains, which support the community and add a unique and authentic touch to their brews. They promise an experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art of brewing.

Whether you’re a seasoned beer connoisseur or you’re just looking to explore the craft brewing world, we highly recommend visiting Old Credit Brewing Company this weekend!


The Tea Room : 223 Queen Street South, Mississauga

Uncover tranquillity at The Tea Room in Streetsville!

Escape the daily chaos and discover a hidden oasis right in the heart of Mississauga. Nestled within the historic Robinson-Bray House, built in 1885, The Tea Room invites you to indulge in a serene tea experience like no other.

Step inside and be embraced by the soothing ambiance of freshly brewed teas. With an extensive menu featuring classic black teas, aromatic herbal blends, and rare white teas, there’s something to satisfy every taste. Compliment your tea of choice by ordering the delicious tea sandwiches, quiche tartlets and scones with fruit… the perfect accompaniment to your high tea outing!

Whether you seek a moment of peace or a delightful catch-up with friends, The Tea Room offers the perfect setting.


The Park : 1107 Lorne Park Road, Mississauga

Discover a new level of dining experience at The Park! 🍽️

Nestled in the heart of Mississauga, The Park presents an inviting and easily accessible dining destination for locals and visitors. With a menu showcasing a fusion of global cuisines skillfully curated by their talented team of chefs, every dish at The Park is a masterpiece.

Choose from diverse options, from irresistible appetizers to mouthwatering main courses and delectable desserts. The Park is a must-visit for those with an appetite for prime beef, exquisite wine, and expertly crafted cocktails! 🍸

An elegant ambiance, refined decor, and a soothing atmosphere create an unforgettable dining experience at The Park. Whether it’s a romantic dinner, a celebration, or a personal indulgence, make your reservations and enjoy all that The Park has to offer.

Bon appétit! 🍴✨

Check them out on Instagram!

Wet Coffee : 111 Kerr Street, Oakville

Ready for a unique coffee experience that will awaken your taste buds and invigorate your senses? Check out one of our favourite coffee shops, Wet Coffee!

Nestled in the heart of Oakville, Wet Coffee offers a coffee experience as intriguing as its name suggests. As you step into the cozy café, you’ll be greeted by the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the friendly smiles of the knowledgeable baristas. The interior decor reflects a rustic yet contemporary style, with wooden accents, plush seating, and an inviting ambiance.

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show – the coffee itself. Wet Coffee takes great pride in sourcing the finest beans from around the world, ensuring that each cup tells a story of its origin. They also commit to sustainability by prioritizing ethically sourced beans, supporting fair trade practices, and striving for minimal environmental impact.

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or simply someone who appreciates the art of a well-crafted cup, visiting Wet Coffee is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Check them out on Instagram!

Por Vida Mezcal & Mexican : 2330 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville

Taste the vibrant flavours of Mexico at Por Vida Mezcal & Mexican.🌮

Located in the heart of Oakville, this local culinary haven offers an unforgettable experience that combines authentic cuisine, an extensive selection of mezcal, and warm Mexican hospitality.

From classic favourites like tacos and quesadillas to innovative dishes crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, their menu is a testament to the art of Mexican cuisine. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, you’ll find many options to satisfy your cravings!

For true connoisseurs and adventurous souls, Por Vida Mezcal & Mexican boasts an impressive selection of mezcal, a traditional Mexican spirit derived from the agave plant. With a range of smoky, earthy, and nuanced flavours, each mezcal at Por Vida tells a unique story.

We proudly recommend Por Vida Mezcal & Mexican to our clients, as it represents Mexico’s essence and showcases Oakville’s cultural richness!

Check them out on Instagram!

Ruff The Dog Barbershop : 336 Church Street, Oakville

If you want to spoil your furry friend with a top-notch grooming experience, head straight to Ruff
The Dog Barbershop!🐾

You’ll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere when you enter the doors. The staff members are highly skilled professionals and avid dog enthusiasts who genuinely care for your pet’s well-being!

The barbershop itself is a visual treat featuring a modern and dog-friendly design. The walls are adorned with delightful dog-themed artwork, and there’s ample space for your furry friend to explore and play before or after their grooming session. 

🐕Whether your pup needs a simple bath and brush or a complete breed-specific haircut, these talented groomers are up to the task. They also care greatly for your pet’s hygiene needs, including ear cleaning, nail trims, and teeth brushing!

Pamper your pup and take them to experience all that Ruff The Dog Barbershop offers!

Check them out on Instagram!