no fainting!!) and stopped in at a new coffee shop in my neighbourhood and decided to sketch while nursing a cup of coffee. Madhüs Cafe (982 Kingston Rd) is perhaps the best thing since sliced bread. And a welcomed addition to the neighbourhood.
First of all, the atmosphere is amazing. Hints of Mid Century modern decor won me over. Then, who should I meet. But Fred Penner who was recording with Duane Gibson (D.O) this song that I loved listening to from a distance. But afterwards I introduced myself and Fred Penner hugged me and was so absolutely sweet that I had a fan girl moment. I don't have fan girl moments with many people. And then he and I chatted about Wacom graphic tablets. *Sigh* My morning was made.
So I'm skipping my regular Bits + Pieces Friday post to share my morning, my new favourite coffee shop and some Canadian musicians who are collaborating together. The owners are crazy amazing - check out this video from their Kickstarter campaign that I had to share - because it shows you the vibe of what the place is, what it's all about and how it's not just a coffee shop.
Madhüs Cafe has music nights, and I know I'll be going back to listen with girlfriends, Aubrey, or even Oscar.
My new favourite coffee shop in Toronto: Madhüs Cafe (982 Kingston Rd)
Links to these amazing performers / Fred Penner / Duane Gibson
Watch this interview with Fred Penner on CBC here!