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Nov 27, 2007 04:37 PM

Cozy Coffee Shop for a First date???

Looking for a cozy coffee shop with great comfy couches in the downtown area (somewhere between Queen West and Leslieville, south of Bloor) that would be a good place for good coffee, good nibbles and a cozy relaxed first date.

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  1. Timothy's in the Carrot Common can be quite packed but it's one of my favourites.

    Niche on Danforth, east of Greenwood has a nice vibe.

    Riverdale Perk is my local cafe and I love it. It's on Logan at Withrow.

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    1. re: Zengarden

      Was at Niche Café the other day. Do NOT take a date there. It is extremely hot and stuffy because of the constant brewing, and they lack a proper ventilation system. The staff wear short-sleeve shirts. I was wearing a turtleneck, and I was sweating bucks within a half hour. I felt highly irritated and couldn't wait to leave.

    2. Manic Coffee at College and Bathurst can't be beat. The coffee is the best in the city and the croissants they have now are great, from Wanda's Pie in the Sky.

      426 College St, Toronto, ON M5T1T3, CA

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      1. re: Ender

        as awesome as the coffee is at manic, i wouldn't call it 'cozy'

      2. I like Tinto on Roncevalles and Il Gatto Nero on College. No couches at either, though.

        1. i recall having an excellent first date upstairs a cafe nervosa in yorkville, but that was about 10 years ago. nice atmosphere - very romantic as i recall.

          Cafe Nervosa
          75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B8, CA

          1. Maybe slightly too far north for you, but slightly south of Bloor: "7 West" Cafe at 7 Charles St. would be perfect. Lots of nooks and crannies, very cool.

            7 West
            7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y1R4, CA

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            1. re: Gary

              Try Tango Palace on Queen E, a little west of Jones.

              1. re: Doopsylalolic

                I second Tango Palace. No couches though.....

              2. re: Gary

                I second Gary's rec for 7 West (they don't have couches but some secluded areas on the 3rd floor might do the trick) and add Insomnia (lots of couches at the back) on Bloor, east of Bathurst on the south side and maybe Aroma Espresso Bar across the street?



                1. re: fickle

                  if i went to insomnia for coffee, i'd end up having a cocktail and the killer crab cakes :)