Aroma Cafe: A Cozy Corner

Good morning beautiful people!

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I have some quotes to share with you today. These ones really spoke to me and I hope they will inspire you, or at the very least, make you think a little bit. 🙂

  • You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one
  • When nothing goes right, turn left
  • Time heals everything. Give the time some time.
  • If Plan A fails, there are 25 letters left.
  • If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If the egg is broken by an inside force, then life begins. Great things happen from the inside.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil your present.

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Last week, I had a relaxing lunch for one at Aroma Cafe, which is located on Erb Street in Uptown Waterloo. It’s located in the middle of a beautiful atrium surrounded by other shops.

Their menu is quite elaborate and features things like smoked salmon croissants (made in-house), sweet potato sandwiches, and hormone-free meats in their paninis. They make a fresh soup every morning and serve homemade baked goods. There’s a new salad every day, and the desserts are deluxe and switch regularly. The best part? All their breads are made from scratch in-house!

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I settled down in one corner after ordering the “half” turkey panini with harvarti cheese, tomato, avocado (substituted for bacon), and garlic aioli. Can you believe this is the half-portion? It was ridiculously filling and made with lots of love and care. The soup of the day was zucchini-butternut with herbs.

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My sandwich was warm and toasty. The bread was my favourite part: chewy, warm, and tasted so fresh and homemade.


Dessert was a gluten-free hazelnut mocha torte. This was fantastic as well. I asked for it to be cut in half so I could save some for later. It was really yummy, and quite rich and dense being gluten-free. The coconut on top added great texture and the chocolate ganache layer was my favourite.


Time to do some research (on cafes to visit during my 2 weeks in BC!) before helping Mom with dinner and maybe baking some dessert. Hope your Christmas was the merriest and I will update you a couple more times before 2016. 🙂

14 thoughts on “Aroma Cafe: A Cozy Corner

  1. Ooh, yum! Everything on that menu sounds amazing! Now I’m wishing there was one here so I could try all their delicious food! Also, thanks for sharing those quotes…I love them all and will have to put them in my quote journal. 😊

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      1. Ooh, that is so hard!! I hate trying to answer this question, because there are just too many quotes that I love (my quote journal so far has 40 pages! 😆). And many of my favorites come from books, movies or songs and end up being quite long-legged. 😉 One I love is, “The longer the night lasts, the more men dream of the dawn.” (Randy Alcorn) I’ve thought long and hard for months about what I would say is my favorite quote *ever* (so far, at least), and I finally decided the following came out the pretty clear winner: “Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person: having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them out. Just as they are – chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” (Dinah Maria (Mulock) Craik) It wraps up so clearly and poetically just how I think the best friendships should be and how I feel about my closest relationships that it could almost be a guiding life motto or something for me. 😉

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      2. Wow, both of those quotes are so beautiful and well-thought out! I love quotes because they are so meaningful and just stick to you if you can relate. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂


  2. Erb Street … I think we lived on Erb Street when we lived in Waterloo. Soup and sandwich is a very comforting menu combo. I’ll skip the torte.

    Some very thoughtful quotes … thank you. 🙂

    It’s surprisingly warm here and luckily the area missed those strong winds that cause so many Ontarians to lose power. Hope you’re having a great visit and your Xmas day was amazing.

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    1. Did you? That’s such a crazy coincidence. Soup and sandwich is my favourite thing to have at lunch… with a dessert, of course 😉
      Oh, wow! I wonder if the power came back. Hopefully the strong winds will diminish in time for Boxing Day! Thank you for the beautiful wishes.

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  3. This place looks so cute! My favorite quote you shared would have to be the egg one. I think that it’s so true! Change has to be initiated within yourself and you are in charge of your own happiness! Anyways, I’ve fallen in love with your sandwich! I can’t believe that the half-portion is super generous 😀

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