Review: Bloor Barista

I guess I don’t need to keep putting “review” in the titles of these blogs since they’re all reviews.  I thought I would write posts that aren’t reviews, and maybe I still will.  I am a bit of hobby barista/roaster/brewer and hope to post some more personal stuff.  We’ll see. But for now one more…

Review: Cabin Fever Collective

Cabin Fever Collective is another one of the cafes in Toronto that is catering to a niche market.  In fact, Cabin Fever is a sort of hybrid – half cafe and half record shop. It’s probably more accurate to say it’s one-third cafe and two-thirds record shop.  We were able to drop in during one…

Review: Tamp Espresso

  I expected to visit more coffee shops over the holidays than I did. I did manage to check out a couple, and the reviews will be coming shortly. It’s becoming a tradition for us to travel to see our parents over the holidays.  It’s a time when we get to catch up with family…

Review: Soma Chocolatemaker

Okay, okay, so Soma isn’t really a cafe.  It’s more of a chocolate shop.  I think there are a couple of locations, one on King in the Fashion District and the other in the Distillery District. I was able to visit the Distillery location not too long ago, snap some shots, and have a drink.…

Review: Fahrenheit Coffee

Today I deviated from the cafes listed on my passport.  I also went to guzzle java with my friend instead of my wife.  While she was having a “ladies night”, I was out exploring cafes on my day off.  We made the trek to the South-East pocket of the city, which is pretty rare for…

Review: The Grind House

Consider yourself a hippy?  Still shower regularly?  Enjoy good lattes? Then The Grind House is a great cafe for you.  Located in the bustling Kensington Market, it’s a nice place to stop for a snack and a bit of pick-me -up when you are strolling the crammed streets filled with fumes of incense and marijuana.…

Review: Fika

Fika is another of the handful of cafes that exist along the narrow streets of Kensington Market.  This cafe is something special, though.  Most of the Toronto cafe scene is pretty grungy.  Exposed brick walls, dark wood, low lighting, and baristas with faded skinny jeans.  Fika provides a unique and bright alternative to what has…