Review: Cafe M

We usually don’t travel too far East when exploring cafes.  Living, working, going to school on the West end we usually stay there.  Plus, I think the best of Toronto is almost all West of Yonge. On cold winter’s afternoon, after a lecture, we headed over to the bustling strip, and entered Cafe M.  The…

Review: Haven Espresso

I hope I don’t make too many enemies with my cafe reviews.  I realize that my wife and I can be snobs when it comes to our caffeine intake.  I guess my philosophy is that if you can’t make a great cup of coffee or craft a good latte, then you shouldn’t bother making them…

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: Bicerin Espresso Bar

This week has been Christmas shopping week for us.  On the last day off we shared together, we sauntered from the University of Toronto campus to the Eaton Centre, reluctantly giving into the commercialism of the season.  In the winter, in Toronto, if you are going to walk any distance in the cold it is…