When you enter the front door of The Tempered Room on Queen Street you think you are walking into another hip and trendy coffee shop.
A large communal table at the front fills quickly with sleep deprived students, up and coming tech gurus or the next breakthrough in the art and design scene; generally a typical Parkdale sighting.
Owner and Chef Bertrand Alépée ( Amuse-Bouche Bistro) however has created a space far exceeding your typical French patisserie.
Wanting a space to handle his wholesale, catering, event planning and of course his talent in all things pastry business The Tempered Room was created to easily facilitate all of these ambitions.
There is the patisserie side of things that of course sells coffee but also showcases Chef Alépée’s gorgeous sweet creations of éclairs, cakes, and other delectable treats while the savory side is celebrated with gourmet sandwiches, cornbread and fresh baguettes.
Drop by for a croque monsieur and Cafe Americano on your lunch break or if you are in hurry take a sandwich and dessert to go.
Back of the house was developed with both their wholesale and catering operations in mind. Many of their treats are supplied to neighbouring restaurants and bars while off site catering for charity events and parties keep the after hours busy.
Yet one of the most versatile things about The Tempered Room is that the building itself can easily be used for a wedding space or work party or family event. Displays case are pushed back and transformed into a bar while tables are removed to provide 45 seating spaces or 75 standing in this gorgeous French industrial designed space.
If you are looking for a space for your next cocktail party visit The Tempered Room. If you are looking for a coffee and delicious bite to eat…well they have that too.