I had the chance to go for afternoon tea at MoRoCo in Toronto (99 Yorkville Avenue) across the street from the newly located, Teatro Verde, a couple weekends ago. I have not one complaint or criticism about this place and for me, that says a lot. I pride myself on being a bit of a foodie and a bit of a pastry snob. I know good pastry when I taste one and believe me, I have tasted a lot of good and a lot of lousy over my travels and adventures in afternoon tea!
In fact, MoRoCo wins several “BEST” awards from me including the following:
1. BEST macaron in Toronto. Hands down, they got it right. Their only rival in the city as far as I am concerned is Patachou (where I purchased the maracons for a wedding I planned in March). What is great is that in the front of MoRoCo the restaurant, they have MoRoCo the macaron and truffle store so you can stock up on macarons and truffles until your hearts content! Beautiful packaging- love the purple take-away purses. Bravo on a stylish retail interior.
2. BEST overall afternoon tea offering: There were four of us who went to tea and not one pair could finish their three tiered menu. Not only were the bite sized sandwiches, scones and desserts flavourful and delicate, they were rich and sweet. I so badly wanted to try a little bite of everything but I just couldn’t power through all the sugar surging through my system despite the fact that I think I drank three pots of tea. For someone who doesn’t eat a lot of sugar, MoRoCo’s tea is a deadly sugar shock, but well worth it!
3. BEST decor: I don’t want to botch the adjectives to describe their interior decor but what comes to mind is the space evokes a Victorian/Baroque Modern/Elegance with a touch of Goth. So cool. The greys, the purples, the blacks, contrasted with white. I love it all. A beatiful atmosphere to entertain or to dine. Very cool vibe with the DJ spinning at the front.