You pretty much need seven stomachs to visit the Ninth. I was looking forward to trying Rose Bakery, which was our original destination, but Gill and I also came across some of the places listed in this article.
Hotel Amour was just beautiful. Look at those cupcakes! That terrace! The croissants and flowers! It would have been a wonderful experience to stay here, no doubt.
I really liked the look of these bicycles lined up outside the hotel. I desperately need a bike.
La Maison Mere, located next to Hotel Amour, specializes in cheeseburgers and stylish servers. Although we didn't stop for lunch here that day, Gill and I returned for a late dinner one evening. She had the cheeseburger, and I, the steak frites. Our server was wearing an adorable romper with a denim fisherman's vest over top - so cute. The atmosphere here at night was incredible - as it was at many other neighbouring restaurants. Such a great area.
That day, we enjoyed our brunch at Rose Bakery's original location. The servers here were SO friendly, which made the experience even more lovely.
The staff all wore these striped aprons by Comme Des Garcons, which were available to purchase.
Upon recommendation I ordered the eggs benedict and the carrot cake for dessert (although it was difficult to decide).
They also had a range of takeout items - pizzas, quiches, salads, and, of course, lots of desserts.
I'll have to get my hands on their cookbook.
Of course there wasn't a shortage of delicious looking bakeries and cheese shops all over the Ninth. See what I mean? At least seven stomachs.