Conveniently located right across the Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen street West the White Squirrel café is an excellent place to enjoy a coffee after a walk in the park. Named after the peculiar albino squirrels of Trinity Bellwoods Park the White Squirrel cafe is a unique destination. Offering from fair trade organic coffee to breakfast this cafe is fully prepared to meet any needs its patrons might have.
The breakfast items the cafe serves every morning are breakfast empanadas and strata. Of course the regular assortments of treats are for sale, such as muffins, cookies and brownies. However there is something special about all the food items, they are all homemade in the back of the cafe. The coffee is quite amazing. Its rich flavour and aroma will leave you wanting seconds or at least leave you contemplating why you didn’t order the large size to begin with.
The tea selection even though it’s not extensive it will most definitely cover most of a tea lovers expectations. Another interesting attribute of the White Squirrel is the fact that they serve ice cream. There is even a small window/counter on the front of the store (probably open during the summer months) so that you don’t have to actually enter the store to place an order.
The coffee shop normally offers a small number of ice cream flavours, however when the weather gets better they usually make some additions to their flavour list. As far as the interior of the cafe is concerned the bright split-level design encourages solitary coffee sippers to sit and stay at the bar stools that overlook the espresso counter and out to the street. Hardwood floors and an elegant interior decor make the surroundings peaceful, just what you would need if doing some work on your computer or just surfing the web through the Wi-Fi connection offered by the cafe.
There is a large wooden communal table in the upper level which is the perfect place to drink your coffee and catch up with some friends. The wall-sized Toronto Archives city map adds to the modernity of the interior. Prices are reasonable. Overall the White Squirrel coffee shop is a must visit destination. Feel free to check on the rest of our Toronto Coffee Shop reviews.