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Ezra's Pound?

Minnow May 24, 2007 06:17 AM

Hi all,

Does anyone have any info about this new place opening up on Dupont? I see the sign, and something about organics, but I'm not sure about the concept. Would be nice to have another option besides Bistro Tournesol on that strip. (Although I'm not sure that name is controversy free, punny as it may be, but that's another board.)

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  1. dannyboy RE: Minnow May 24, 2007 07:13 AM

    was thinkin' the same thing...
    been by a few times in the last few wks, interesting name as you said...
    it's located directly beside the liquor store on dupont at dupont/spadina fyi

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      domesticgodess RE: dannyboy May 30, 2007 10:51 AM

      I went in the morning and had a fantastic cappucino. The place is "uber-funky" and from what I saw being delivered to the tables..the food looks yummy. Even though it has only been open for a few weeks, people were lining up!!

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        sherry f RE: domesticgodess May 31, 2007 12:59 PM

        Ezra got started at Coffee Tree/Dark City in Forest Hill Village and then was working at Kalendar on College. He has had great training making a mean latte, etc. I am really looking forward to trying a cuppa at his own place!

    2. estufarian RE: Minnow Jun 1, 2007 05:57 AM

      Basically it's just coffee and a few snacks.
      I was looking for something more substantial so walked in at lunchtime - and walked out again. And they close at 4:00.
      But their 'fixed-price, fixed-menu only available evenings in the week containing a full moon' certainly suggests this place is a little (or a lot) different!
      Apparently it's already sold out for June and July - but without a menu I can't even speculate on what that might include.

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        lucywinchester RE: estufarian Jun 9, 2007 09:47 AM

        Are they open Sundays?

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          estufarian RE: lucywinchester Jun 9, 2007 09:57 AM


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            domesticgodess RE: lucywinchester Jun 10, 2007 03:43 PM

            not open on Mondays either!!

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          ddelicious RE: Minnow Jun 1, 2007 06:27 AM

          Maybe I'm being dense, but I totally don't get the name. What is the pun?

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            Minnow RE: ddelicious Jun 1, 2007 07:25 AM

            Ezra is the first name of the owner, looks like. Ezra Pound was a poet.

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              domesticgodess RE: Minnow Jun 1, 2007 09:55 AM

              I thought Ezra Pound ....had something to do with a POUND of coffee!! Oops!! I defintely need to read more poetry!! (but when would I have time to read about food??)

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            lucywinchester RE: Minnow Jun 2, 2007 10:04 PM

            I love it! They are friendly and serious about their coffee Where else can one get a cup of brewed to order? The results are delicious and definitely worth the wait! I tried a croissant (excellent) and will sample one of their scones next (they looked fabulous). Highly recommended.

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              dr_t RE: Minnow Jun 21, 2007 12:58 PM

              it's just down the street from me.

              he makes good lattes with excellent ingredients: organic fair-trade coffee, harmony organics milk...

              and some of the best croissants in toronto (then again, i'm new to the toronto croissant scene).

              haven't been there for food yet but all meat and dairy looks organic. definitely go, he's such a nice guy too.

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