You are what you eat..
I don’t know how, or exactly when it happened, but poop has somehow landed itself in mainstream culture. Was it the hit rappers dropping hot bars? The prevalence of that one mug your quirky coworker used to carry? Or is the cutesie emoji solely to blame?
Either way, like it or not, feces are in right now. With a giant floating piece of poo going on a cross-country tour, a museum, and, in Toronto, its very own cafe, it looks like our culture has gone to sh*t after all. [Featured photo: @annadrouillard]
Opened in 2016, the Poop Cafe at 706 Bloor St. W. is what some writers and vloggers have deemed “washroom-themed”. Sure, that’s one way to put it. Or, you could also say:
No kidding. The defecation-designed interior features hanging plunger lamps, a bar in the shape of a toilet bowl, a human-sized inflatable dookie, and chairs of commodes. Featured on the main wall is a giant poo mural on which is inscribed a number of poo puns — literal potty humor — and in the middle of a swarm of flies, the Poop Cafe’s menu.
This depiction is more appropriate than one might think. For customers swarm this cafe like flies on… well, you get the picture. The main food feature at the Poop Cafe is their Bingsu — a traditional Korean dessert of sweet droppings, eh… I mean “toppings”… over shaved milk. They have six Bingsu options: oreo, melon, coconut, mango, matchu, and nutella, each of which is presented in a glass toilet bowl.
Their menu also features Thai ice cream rolls, HK style egg waffles, milk tea, crazy milkshakes, and poop waffles.
Is it a novelty, or is it legit? See for yourself at this poo-tiful cafe! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself).