Trying To Make Poop Cute In A Toronto Cafe

Way back in 2007, I introduced you to W’Duck, a restaurant in Portugal where diners sat upon toilets and to the chain of Modern Toilet restaurants which serve food in miniature toilet bowls. The trend of toilet-themed eateries has not yet waned and soon, Toronto will be getting one of their own.

The Poop Cafe Dessert Bar

cute poop wall art at the new Poop Café in Toronto

Inspired by the fecal-focused Modern Toilet restaurant in Taiwan, Lien Nguyen (who has a degree in culinary management) will be opening Toronto’s first toilet themed dessert bar, The Poop Café, in mid-August.

Lien Nguyen will launch the first poop-themed dessert bar in Toronto (photo courtesy of Toronto Star)

Like W’Duck and Modern Toilet, diners will sit on unplumbed commodes and eat their food out of mini toilets and urinal-shaped dishes. Unlike the two aformentioned eateries, Poop Café will offer sweets only.

The toilet and urinal dishes at Modern Toilet
The toilet and urinal dishes at Modern Toilet

The George Brown College graduate said the menu will offer traditional Thai, Japanese and Korean desserts like patbingsoo (red beans with ice), as well as chocolate ice cream.

“I’m trying to make poop cute,” Ms Nguyen explained to the Toronto Star. “It’s funny to put food and poop together; it’s a great comparison. It stayed in my mind for a long time (referring to her visit at Taiwan’s Modern Toilet Restaurant). As soon as I finished school, I said, ‘OK, I’m going to bring the restaurant to Toronto.’”

These toilets will serve as seating for Nguyen's Poop Café
These toilets will serve as seating for Nguyen’s Poop Café

Here are some photos of the cafe construction in progress:

Cute poop wall art on the walls of the Poop Café
Cute poop wall art on the walls of the Poop Café
More poop wall art at the Poop Café
More poop wall art at the Poop Café
The actual functioning bathroom in the Poop Café
The actual functioning bathroom in the Poop Café

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images and information courtesy of Toronto Star, The Poop Café Facebook Page,  and Modern Toilet