Boris Mann’s Personal Blog

Aug 2023

I’m in London, Ontario for the week. We’ve explored a couple of “variety stores”, which are corner cafes / brunch / diner places.

Here’s brunch at The Bag Lady Variety. Shared a cinnamon swirl French toast with maple syrup, side of bacon, and fruit bowl. Plus 50s-60s Canadiana. Ceramic poodles!

Cinnamon swirl French toast with blueberries and strawberries and powdered sugar, with real maple syrup in a shot glass, side 3 strips of bacon. Seasonal fruit bowl. Strawberries, blueberries, apple slices, kiwi, blackberries. All the plates and such are mis matched old ceramics and Pyrex. One wall is covered in shelving that in this case has lots of ceramic poodles, commemorative plates. Out of frame is 70s lunch boxes and thermos. Old cookbooks and so on. Close up of pink and black ceramic poodle salt and pepper shakers, nose to nose.