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!…

L’ART DEL CAFFE

  A hidden coffee shop uptown Toronto, behind a business building not readily advertised with banners or even a sign. Very nicely decorated. I ordered a regular ginseng cappuccino  ($3.99). Smells like very strong sweet scent of cinnamon powder. First taste, it has a thick layer of foam that taste of chocolate powder. The foam…

BIER MARKT 

It’s been a while since I’ve visited this place. This is a chain restaurant / bar that offers more than 150 selection of beer. The beer list actually offers more varieties than their menu. Along with its simple menu and live music, what more can you ask for? The menu is a very Americanized European…

AFFENTALER: YEAR OF THE MONKEY

Winery: Affentaler Valley: winzergenossenschaft buhl Wine name: Year of the monkey Grapes: Pinot noir Alcohol level: 12% alc./vol Vintage: 2014 Country: Germany  Price: $17.00 cad Normally when I think of German wine, I think ice wine or Riesling. I have actually never tried a red wine from Germany, this one however, was a gift from a friend. This wine…

ARCHTOP CAFE

The coffee culture in Mississauga, Ontario isn’t as big as downtown Toronto, it’s more difficult to find a good cup of coffee.  One of the more highly rated coffee house is called ARCHTOP Cafe located in the cute little community of Port Credit. This coffee shop was very highly rated 4/5 online, so I went…