Ezra’s Pound is a wonderful addition to the Dundas West neighbourhood. Situated at an equal distance from both Bathurst and Ossington streets it constitutes the ideal stop over on your way to the Trinity Bellwoods Park. The café is full of character.
The first thing that might catch your eye while walking in or just passing by the café will probably be the doll head just gazing out the window corner of the café. I found it short of peculiar but eventually came to embrace it as being part of the general décor of the café.
The layout of the café is simple but unique. There is a long wooden bar and a few tables on the back wall, while the best seats of the house overlook Dundas Street at the front window. There is even an old red cash registered right beside the sugar/milk counter. The environment is serene while providing a contemporary feeling. Definitely worth while enjoying your coffee indoors, but for those nice hot summer days the café is equipped with a small wooden patio/deck.
With the café being open Monday to Saturday 8am-4pm and on Sundays 10am to 5pm you will probably not have to suffer a lot of street noise while enjoying your order. The café has a small lunch menu, in size not in flavor. It offers some sandwiches and small munchies such as hummus, granola and yogurt, and baguette with jam and jam or cream cheese. It should be mentioned that all the breads and croissants are baked in store while 95% of the lunch menu is organic and made from scratch.
The espresso was filled with aroma and flavor. All coffee at Ezras Pound is “fair-trade” and is certified sustainable- including the “bird-friendly”, “rainforest alliance” or “organic” stamp. The coffee is also roasted on site enabling the owners to supervise every roasting process of their beans. In many ways this place is environmentally and socially conscious. Benches are made from recycled church pews, antique scales are used to hold condiments, and the long wooden bar you face when entering the cafe is made from old doors. Coffee prices are reasonable however the lunch menu is a bit on the upper levels. Overall the cafe is exquisite. Attention has been placed on every possible detail something you will definitely experience during your visit. Feel free to check on the rest of our Toronto Coffee Shop reviews.