La Merceria- Queen West Coffee

February 16, 2011
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After spending a lifetime traveling Europe, Sandra Rojas-Chinni and Marcelo Chinni know a thing or two about European coffee culture. Inspired by the cafes in Buenos Aires,  the couple decided to bring the Argentinean flare and attention to detail back to Toronto, opening their own cafe at 506 Adelaide Street West (just off Portland at Bathurst […]

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Jimmy’s Coffee – King West Coffee

February 8, 2011
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Tucked away from Toronto’s busy main streets, Jimmy’s Coffee at Portland and Adelaide is the type of cafe you visit when you want to disappear from the world. Inconspicuous and definitely not mainstream, Jimmy’s provides a tranquil atmosphere for coffee drinkers looking to avoid the lineups and bustle of corporate coffee chains.

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MerryBerry: Cabbagetown Coffee

February 2, 2011
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Who knew that I would stumble upon this hidden CabbageTown gem tucked away in this obscure little house? Just north of Carlton on Parliament Street, MerryBerry Cafe and Bistro maybe new on the block, but they show clear signs of a becoming a neighbour favourite. MerryBerry is the 7-week old baby of owners Cyril Picard […]

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Lit Espresso Bar-College West Coffee

January 29, 2011
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Every so often, I visit an inde cafe so great, so perfect, and so complete that I hesitate to even write about it. The moment word gets out, I know I’ll revisit this spot only to find myself scouring for a free table, or waiting in an abnormally long line for my latte. Such is […]

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Sense Appeal Coffee Roasters: Queen West Coffee

January 19, 2011
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Since it’s opening on November 8th, Sense Appeal has lured coffee enthusiasts away from their regular caffeine hubs. The trick? A better product.

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Cafe 260: Richmond Street East

January 18, 2011
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Located on Richmond Street, between George Street and Sherbourne, Cafe 260 is a cozy spot to have a quick bite, a casual meet and greet, or log online to shoot off a few emails. Seating about 20 people, it’s a popular lunch spot for George Brown students, as well as the film and art businesses […]

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Carousel Bakery: St. Lawrence Market

January 18, 2011
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Located upstairs in the St. Lawrence Market, Carousel Bakery is home to the world famous peameal bacon sandwich on a bun. For those of you who don’t know, peameal bacon (or ‘back bacon’) originates from Toronto, making it a true example of Torontonian culture. The meat is cut from lean pork loin, cured, and rolled […]

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Cruda Cafe: St Lawrence Market

January 18, 2011
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Cruda Cafe has got to be one of the most revolutionary cafes that I’ve been to. It’s not the decor or space that astounds me; it’s because it’s not often that you find a menu that is fresh, totally vegan, and utterly delicious. The small space tucked away on the bottom floor of St. Lawrence […]

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Zoe’s Bakery & Cafe: King Street West

January 17, 2011
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You don’t survive in the food service sector for thirteen years without knowing a thing or two about the key components of a good business: prime location, quality coffee, delicious food, and excellent customer service.

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The Green Beanery: The Annex

January 11, 2011
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The Green Beanery at Bathurst and Bloor: A Cultural Hub Situated at the edge of Toronto’s historical Annex, Green Beanery caffinates the minds of some of Toronto’s most innovative thinkers. Sunday morning at Green Beanery feels more like a cultural hub than a coffee shop. The cafe is located on the southeast corner of Bathurst and […]

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