Looking for a comfy lounge to hang out with your friends while grabbing bites and also drinks? Check out Zen Cafe & Lounge, where their commitment to organic means that you can enjoy healthy food and drinks while having fun and delicious food!
About Zen Cafe & Lounge
Address: 9425 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3N7
While lounges are a common thing in downtown Toronto, there really aren’t too many up north in the Richmond Hill area. Luckily, Zen Cafe & Lounge, opened in fall of 2016, aims to fulfill this void. They are located in the Richland Mall at Leslie / 16th Ave in Richmond Hill.
The setting is very classy and elegant modern loft. The night we visited, there was a pianist performing live lounge music, which certainly gives the restaurant a classier feel and can make your meal extra romantic.
There is a private room available for rental on the second floor of the lounge. It has been a very popular venue for birthday party, bridal shower, or other corporate events. There is usually no rental fee but it is subjected to minimum charges, depending on the day of the week and the event.
Committed to Organic
Owner Winter and Fiona are avid organic food supporters and strive to use as much organic ingredients as possible in Zen Café & Lounge. Everything from tea, coffee, meats, to vegetable are organic sourced and makes the meal extra special and healthy. Surprisingly, despite the organically sourced and higher quality ingredients, all items in Zen Café & Lounge are very competitively priced.
The menu at Zen Café & Lounge is very diverse, here are some of the things we sampled:
Zen created their own version of afternoon tea, called twilight tea, since it can be enjoyed as dinner. This three layered tea tower features a variety of savory, scones, and sweets. We must say this is one of the best afternoon tea we had in Toronto region and definitely the best value (~$45 for set with tea).
Lunch Noodle Combo
There is also a new lunch combo, with noodles, salad, and a drink. This is much better than the usual quick meal since everything is organically sourced, so it is especially great for the health conscious.
For those who want alcoholic drinks to spice up the night, Zen has a wonderful collection of cocktails and mixed drinks. Zen has a rainbow cocktail, which is just astonishing. You have to watch the video to see it for yourself. This is made possible due to the different density of the liquid; the red shot glass would have the least alcohol, making It the heaviest, that is why it is poured out first.
Other than the rainbow shots, Zen also has another signature shots that symbolized the different stages of love!
There are also a lot of snacks on menu. We tried the popcorn chicken, it was delicious as they were perfectly fried and very cripsy.
Zen has a wide variety of dessert that are made in-house by their specially trained chefs. All premium desserts are made with no conservatives. They also feature crepe cake from Lady M and cheesecakes from Cheesecake Factory.
Zen also have their in-house created light and refreshing rose shaped dessert. It is pear simmered and soaked with an organic wine sauce. It is so beautiful and you have to definitely try it! This requires advanced reservation so be sure to call before you go!
All the teas and coffee in Zen are made using organic ingredients. Check out this beautifully created latte art!
Overall we enjoyed Zen Cafe & Lounge very much and would recommend to anyone looking for a special date-night spots in York Region!
Special thanks to @DKLoEvents for inviting to the tasting!
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