One Day in Hamilton: alt-rock singer KYTLY

An indie rocker dishes on where to dine in Hamilton, ON

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The England-born and Ontario-dwelling artist KYTLY has plenty to be excited about this spring.

After teaser single earlier in the year, followed by her debut album Detours and Exits released on April 14, Canadians from coast to coast are happily soaking up all the indie rock act has to offer. The 10-track album is brimming with relatable themes including self-realization, personal growth, and, well, who can't relate to an impassioned break-up tune (see "Not The Jealous Type" for details).

With a film school education, and a resume that also includes work as designer on TV and film productions, it's no surprise that the visual aspects of KYTLY's debut alum (i.e. imagery and music videos) are as striking as its music production.

Being based in Hamilton, ON, the singer has plenty of opportunities to enjoy great food and drink, and best believe that she does!

From a must-try shakshuka in the morning to an iconic steak frites at The French, here's where KYTLY loves to dine in "The Hammer".



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I love Synonym on James Street for breakfast.

I always order the Salted Honey Cappuccino with oat milk, and if I’m famished, I'll get the classic Shakshuka. It's very delicious!


I don’t do lunch, but in the summer you may find me pool side at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club pool with a glass of pinot and a sun hat, or in the countryside of Hamilton at West Avenue Cider for a charcuterie board.


I have two favourite spots, and the first is The French. Of course, you have to order the famous steak frites here.

Second would be Rapscallion & Co. for fresh oysters and their signature brussel sprouts. Seriously!



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You'll either find me having a Daisy Buchanan at Bar Sazerac, or a scotch and soda at FARSIDE.

Watch: KYTLY "Whiskey Kisses' Official Video