New vegan cafe opened its doors in ­Fernwood/North Park

›› Lauren Gaultier

Don’t be fooled by the new vegan spot that recently popped up on North Park Street, The Fern Café will leave any carnivore ­satisfied with their hearty offerings. The Fern has your typical café choices ­including speciality coffees, teas, and baked goods. If you are a fan of Latte’s, keep in mind this place is vegan, meaning you won’t find milk or cream here, but why not try some oat milk instead? If you are looking for a treat, ask for a cinnamon bun warmed up or one of their many flavours of macarons. If you are looking for lunch, they have plenty of savoury options including their Crafty Mac—a spin on the classic ­macaroni and cheese dish—or, my ­favourite so far, the plant-based patty “cheese” burger. In ­addition to being 100% vegan, most of their food is or can be gluten-free and many of their ingredients are sourced locally and all made in house.

The young, first-time entrepreneurial couple, Tamara and Braden, have been working together performing non-stop hours to meet the demand of their growing customer base. According to their website, they “had a dream and wanted to share it with the world” and their dream is evidently shared by way of a growing social media following, raving google reviews, and the need for additional part-time help. If you want more information, check them out in person or online