The ultra-contemporary design, incorporating industrial elements (exposed piping, raw timber, modular shelves, slate floors, accents salvaged from a tugboat) effectively counterpoints the warm down-home fare at this bustling glorified diner with a difference. Comfort food aficionados can launch into the splendid chicken and waffles, meat loaf, and splendid classic poutine. But the kitchen is also adept at sexier dishes, such as polenta-portobello burger with goat cheese
or lime-shili tiger shrimp over pasta with feta and arugula. Whatever you order, finish it off with the enormous cinnamon bun (though it might finish you off for the day).