Toronto’s Best Cortado

Fellow readers, with great enthusiasm I am happy to announce the perfect cup of cortado can be enjoyed at Istanbul Cafe & Espresso Bar. I was once told by a barista at a coffee learning 101 course i was taking, you can never judge a cafe from only one cup of coffee, you need to go at…

BALZAC’S COFFEE ROASTERS

Not much of a coffee scene near Niagara Falls, what is it with Canadians and cheap coffee. I have always wondered how Tim Horton’s got so famous, is it just because it is cheap, or is it because of it’s sugar water that has a hint of coffee and milk hence, double double…I am confident…

ANNVITA TEA CULTURE & ART

  Caught my attention as I was driving down Yonge street, another Korean town in Toronto that will probably turn into another china town. This tea room is basically a way overpriced place that sells mediocre tea catering to crazy rich mainlanders who has nowhere better to spend their money. This chain originally boomed in mainland…

New Barista Profile

The best cup of coffee not only depends on it’s bean and machine, but the person on the other side of the counter who is making the drink for you. It’s time we give a little kudos for a job well done! Starting next month (May 1, 2016), I will start featuring one barista each…

BLACK CAT ESPRESSO BAR

  A very cool looking coffee shop run by two young men. A very stylish looking place, lots of young people lounging around either on their electronics or just chill and talk.       I ordered another cortado ($3.25) along with shortbread ($2.50) made from traditional Irish recipe. The cortado a bit diluted, I think the taste…

WALLACE ESPRESSO

  So this is a cash-only coffee shop. What’s interesting about this shop is it has no menu, they make whatever you order. A very casual chop, more hipster feel than anything. And ofcourse I had to run in and out, and back in again to get some cash from my car. Sitting here writing my…

THE SOVEREIGN ESPRESSO BAR

   Looking in from the outside, hesitating whether I went to the wrong place or not seeing people having full on meals. I took a step back to look at their sign- Sovereign Espresso- thought to myself, yep this is the right one, it’s an espresso bar. Finally after about split second contemplation, opened the…

OAKWOOD ESPRESSO

   In a little town of oakwood, Ontario hides a small little cafe. Walking in here brings you back to post 1945, vintage decor and cozy little room at most sits 4. Very simplistic design, I’m guessing the owner is either Italian. Looking through the menu, I ordered a cortado ($2.75).    This cortado was served…

TANDEM COFFEE

  A very cool looking minimalistic coffee shop hidden away in the city of Toronto. This coffee shop is run by Japanese people, they are probably more popular for their matcha cappuccino or alike, but since I’m on a cortado ($3.50) roll, of course I ordered just that. This cup of cortado tastes a lot better…

SUPERCOFFEE

 Another morning at a coffee shop, trying out some of the most highly rated cafes in Toronto. Some people claim to be able to tell how a cup of coffee will taste just by looking at it, I am trying to learn that, but I believe looks can be deceiving – like the famous saying,…

BROADVIEW ESPRESSO

  A single shot espresso cortado to start off the day. Just north of danforth sits a little indie coffee shop. This coffee shop is quite cool, it offers the European concept of traded books- you leave your old book and you take one from the shelf to go. Here, I ordered a cup of cortado…

FUEL+

   A very modern looking Cafe located in the heart of pride street. The barristers are very friendly, but I think they should just stick to their healthy pristine shakes and here’s why.     Would you be surprised if I told you I ordered a cortado ($4.00) again?! Well I did, and it was horrible!…