DISH: THE HOTCAKE
Boasting many of Instagram’s favourite decor trends, including white marble countertops and picturesque exposed brick walls, Baddies can make diners feel like they are dining on an Instagram stage. But when it comes to food, the café doesn’t rely on gimmicks. A vanilla bean hotcake is transformed into an Instagram-ready feast with a striking array of seasonal produce. Underneath the toppings, a hidden layer of lavender bark made from dark chocolate and fresh lavender proves that the dish isn’t only about esthetics. The chocolate gives the hotcake an addictive crunchy texture while the lavender provides a spicy floral aroma that complements that of the nasturtium flowers on top. —C.M.