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I was driving last night on Queen St, heading West, and just before I reached the DVP overpass (may have been even earlier, but definitely West of Broadview) I saw out of the corner of my eye, what looked like a new shop that went by the name F'Coffee (or something like that).

It was quite late so I assumed it was closed, and I was driving, so I didn't get a real good look at the place. But has anyone heard anything about it?

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  1. It's been open about a year.

    1. I've been a few times, and oddly enough, just mentioned it in another post today.

      The place is small and casual, run by friendly people. They have the usual selections of coffees. I've tried the lattes... they are good, definitely on par with most upscale coffee places.

      They also sell quite a bit of food, and whenever I'm there a lot of local creative office worker types come in to get lunches and mid-afternoon snacks. Most seem to love the food. I've never tried it first-hand, so I can't endorse it personally.

      They also have free wireless Internet.

      The window stools are a pretty good spot to sit, but I guess my only real complaint about this place is that it's not very "cozy". There are no couch-type seats, and no matter where you sit you feel like you are in the midst of the action. I prefer tables that are just a little bit more private where I can read or work on a laptop for a while without feeling like everyone is reading over my shoulder. But that's just me. Maybe they don't want all-day laptop squatters.

      I'd say this is a great neighbourhood spot, and it's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

      It's at 641 Queen East. Some online info is here: http://www.toronto.com/restaurants/li...

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      1. re: Gary

        I was just in another shop in the neighbourhood today and asked for recommendations. They raved about the sandwiches from F'Coffee.

        While I've gone in a few times, I've just had coffee and camped out on the patio. Haven't yet tried their foods beyond the date squares (excellent).

        They've got a huge patio at the back where it's quiet and plenty of space if you want to camp. Lots of shade too.

        1. re: Masimba

          are they the same date squares that they sell at Dark Horse? I love those

          1. re: professor plum

            Not sure. I know Rob bakes his own muffins and cookies and makes his own sandwiches (Rob is the owner). He might make them himself or possibly he gets them from St John's Bakery, which supplies a lot of shops in the area.

            I asked about the name. It's slang for "for coffee".

      2. Since "Booze Imporium" is too risque a name for a City with no sense of humour, well done to "F*** Offee"!!

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        1. re: KitchenVoodoo

          Haha, I see as more of an abbreviation of "for coffee", as in "let's go f'coffee!" But your interpretation is more fun. Actually, it's kind of an awkward name when it comes to Internet presence, though, because search engines don't much like apostrophes. Took me a while to find it on toronto.com for that reason, even though I knew the listing was there.

        2. Had the delicious date square, and although it was a hot day, requested hot chocolate. The owner graciously custom-made it with a nice hit of coffee added.

          I had to read the name out loud a few times before I got the joke.
          Unfortunately, I was reading it to my mother.
          Fortunately, she is hard of hearing.