The Burnt Tongue 10 Cannon Street East

I’m way late to the party, I know. You guys already know about the sensation that is The Burnt Tongue. But better late than never for this local tourist. I remember when co-owners Leo Tsangarakis and Daniel Robinson first introduced the restaurant back in the fall at Supercrawl, and it had been on my to-do list ever since.

My first visit was back in February and I’ve returned since, but with a few visits under my belt, it’s time it made the blog! For this visit, I stopped in after a full day at The Vintage Marketplace. It was a chilly day, and soup really did the trick.


The fun part about The Burnt Tongue is that their menu changes daily. They post the soups each day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or you can just leave it as a surprise and drop in. Some of their creations so far include: Mushroom Tarragon, Ham & Jalapeno, Roasted Butternut Squash & Almond, Cream of Cauliflower & Cheddar, Chickpea and Spinach, Thai Vegetable and Rice, Sweet Potato, Kale, and White Bean… there’s no end to what they come up with!

What I learned from my first visit – their fries are also awesome. So I made sure to get them again (and I urge whoever I’m with every time to do the same). They also have burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and salads, along with daily specials from time to time. You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.


The restaurant sure helped the city to get through one of our worst winters (weather-wise) for a long while. For the summer months, they’ve introduced new Sandwich and Salad of the Day features. I just returned the other day and had their feature sandwich that was a grilled cheese with tomato and avocado. They had me at avocado!

An added bonus – The Burnt Tongue also serves Rudy’s paletas, which I became hooked on through last summer’s Seven Sundays in Gage Park. A tasty frozen treat after a bowl of soup is a great pairing. Beginning this month, Rudy’s is also now available at various locations including The Mustard Seed, Cake & Loaf, and Delirious Burger. Exciting news! I’m so overdue for a paleta!


The Burnt Tongue has become a real community hub. I love the cork board that takes up one wall; I learn about a new business, artist, event, or band every time I go. Of course, I couldn’t leave without pinning up an I Heart Hamilton card.

In just a few short months, the soup joint has become a favourite of the city. If you haven’t been yet, hop to it!

– Kristin


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Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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