Morning Glory Cafe: Breakfast and Lunch in Corktown

by Lauren Ching on January 5, 2012

The eye catching, single-line drawings of coffee, toast, and eggs along side the Morning Glory Cafe have been taunting me and teasing me every time I travel east on the King Street car.  I finally had the opportunity to go in and see what kind of goodies Morning Glory had to offer, and I’m actually kicking myself for not going in sooner. [click to continue…]

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Soma Chocolatemaker: The Distillery District

November 27, 2011
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Open for 6 years, Soma Chocolatemaker started off in a smaller shop, 2 doors down from its current location in the Distillery District. It’s grown up and moved to a beautiful high ceiling space with exposed pipes and fully visible chocolate room, where people can watch the fine-tuned process of micro-batch chocolate making.

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Balzac’s Coffee: The Distillery District

November 24, 2011
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Open since 2002 in the Distillery District, Balzac’s second coffee shop location is a relaxing and unique destination to sit back with a cup of coffee, hot apple cider, or a fresh pastry in a beautiful, historic atmosphere.

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B Espresso: Dundas East

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B Espresso’s second location at Dundas and Bond Street is tucked away in the Bond Place Hotel, with a cozy lobby and plenty seating to cater to hotel patrons as well as neighbourhood regulars. This location is popular with student and tour groups that stay with at the hotel, so the cafe fills at sporadic [...]

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Redline Coffee and Espresso: The Corktown Sweetheart

August 15, 2011
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Redline Coffee and Espresso has taken over a once Savoury Grounds location on Queen and Parliament and added some much needed spunk to the spot. Julie, owner and sole proprietor, immediately makes me feel at home as she greets me with her sunny smile and upbeat and outgoing personality. She tells me that they’re known [...]

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The Sweet Escape Patisserie: The Distillery District

May 10, 2011
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Want a tasty treat to make your day? Head to The Sweet Escape Patisserie, located in the distillery district. Three years old and going strong, this darling little eatery specializes in catering soups, salads,sandwiches, and a sinful variety of unique baked goods that will blow your taste buds and quite possibly, your waistline.

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The Abbott: King West Coffee

April 18, 2011
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If you’re in Toronto’s west-end and find yourself in need of a comfort space, check out the Abbot at 99 Spencer Avenue. Located just past Dufferin off King Street West, the Abbot opened its doors only three months ago, but is quickly becoming a Parkdale hub for artists and locals alike.

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B Espresso Bar: Bloor Street

March 28, 2011
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B Espresso Bar in the Royal Conservatory Museum is the perfect java fix frequented by conservatory fans and students and faculty of the University of Toronto. Tucked away inside the conservatory’s atrium, this location is a bright, beautiful blend of old architecture and new coffee couture and is perfect to sit and write papers, hold [...]

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Jet Fuel Coffee: A Cabbagetown Veteran

March 19, 2011
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A veteran on the CabbageTown block, Jet Fuel Coffee Shop has been around for the last 18 years, providing coffee drinkers with a delicious custom blend and excellent customer service that will turn anyone into an instant regular. Prices are some of the cheapest I’ve ever seen – and the sizes are generous enough to [...]

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The Gabardine: Fine Food, Libations and Coffee in the Financial District

February 26, 2011
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Just over a month old, The Gabardine has taken over the old Blue Stones Grill & Bar location on Bay Street, and has quickly proved to be a unique and tasty addition to Bay Street. Fresh faced with a retro details, it feels like I’ve stepped into a quaint neighbourhood cafe, miles away from the [...]

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