Kingston, ON

City Hall

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Eat

Olivea | Garganelli aglio olio with arugula and grilled shrimp.

Olivea | Garganelli aglio olio with arugula and grilled shrimp.

Olivea: Italian spot specializing in homemade pasta.

Pan Chancho: Bakery & cafe with the best brunch in Kingston Their menu is very creative and they are constantly adding new seasonal dishes. The food is Mexican-inspired but they also do a twist on basic staples.

Tango: Spanish tapas in a dimly lit and intimate atmosphere.

Atomica: Modern Italian spot with the best pizza in Kingston (sorry to all you Wooden Heads lovers). Great apps, cocktails and wine! They also have happy hour.

Dianne's: Amazing spot for seafood & fish tacos. Dianne’s is super upbeat and decorated head to toe with sea and underwater paraphernalia.

Casa Domenico: Sophisticated and fine dining with quality Italian food.

Amadeus Café: For mulled wine at Christmas time and some German + Austrian eats.

Simply Well: Kingston's first juice bar and health food restaurant serving up raw and organic eats with fresh cold-pressed juices.

Cambodiana: Great takeaway spot for Cambodian & Thai food.


Cafés

Sipps: Big tables in the back and some seating in the front that are good for doing work and cozying up with any flavour latte or hot chocolate you could imagine. Wifi and outlets available here!

Kingston Coffee House: Another good spot to study (however limited outlet access). The storefront opens up to the Springer Market Square so it's fun to go down here for a cuppa on a Saturday or Sunday.

Old Farm Fine Foods: Takeaway coffee and sandwiches.

Tara Natural Foods: Everything wholesome, fresh, local, organic, healthy and superfood-related.

Cooke's: Cooke's has a huge variety of fine-food products, most imported from the UK. They specialize in chocolates, coffee, jams, oils, teas, etc.


Drink

The Brooklyn: A great bar that serves craft beer, does a trivia night on Sunday's and often has live music.

Musiikki Café: Coffee by day, whiskey by night. A small bar with a great patio in the backyard. Cozy, live music, lovely staff, and a psychedelic George Harrison poster.

Stone City Ales: Great brewery & tap room.

Red House: Stylish and upscale tavern with an exposed brick interior. Great for dinner, late-night snacks, local craft beers and drinks with pals.

Kingston Brewing Company: Brewpub offering tavern fare. Go to the patio and order their cider!

The Alibi: Intimate cocktail bar with boardgames.


Hang

Springer Market Square

Springer Market Square

Springer Market Square: Farmer's market every Thursday and Saturday and an antique market every Sunday.

The Screening Room: Kingston's independent movie theatre that only screens one film at a time.

Lula Mag  at Novel Idea Bookstore.

Lula Mag at Novel Idea Bookstore.

Novel Idea: My favourite bookstore in Kingston.

Antique Alley: Located off the beaten path (literally in an alley), Kingston's largest antique shop.


Day Trip: Wellington, Prince Edward County

Drake Devonshire

Drake Devonshire

Drake Devonshire

Drake Devonshire

Drake Devonshire: The Inn is a converted 19th century foundry-turned-home right on Lake Ontario. The rooms mimic the boutique hotel back in Toronto, and are individually decorated with original artworks, artisan dolls and glass bathrooms. The restaurant is big and bright with a stunning view of the lake and the menu changes with the season, featuring local, organic ingredients.

The Courage: Canadian shabby chic bistro offering seasonal breakfast, lunch and dinner.