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24 hour coffee shops in downtown Toronto - Please Help!

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trinityvan Oct 8, 2008 06:24 PM

Oh lordy, please help, I have family visiting in town and I have a lot of studying to do. Doesanyne know of any not too sketchy 24 coffee shops around say Ryerson from Dundas to Bloor and University to Sherbourne? A place that doesn't frown too much on students drinking copious amounts of coffee for a few hours? Even something that's open until around 3:00am is good as well.

Thanks!

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    togone RE: trinityvan Oct 8, 2008 08:26 PM

    7 west

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

    1. Rabbit RE: trinityvan Oct 8, 2008 08:27 PM

      7West at 7 Charles might work. You may have to order a pastry or soup if you're really camping out, but it's a decent option.

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        chloe103 RE: Rabbit Oct 9, 2008 02:29 PM

        I'd tell your server upfront about your desire to camp out, if you're headed to 7 West, and make sure they'll be okay with that. I've been kicked out - while the place was two-thirds empty, no less - for staying and studying longer than an hour or two. And this was after ordering lunch.

      2. keloran RE: trinityvan Oct 9, 2008 05:16 PM

        There is a Second Cup at St Michael's Hospital that is open 24 hrs and accessible from the street. It is a little south of the area you have specified but still pretty close.

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          trinityvan RE: keloran Oct 9, 2008 11:02 PM

          Thanks so much! I would prefer a straight up coffee shop rather than 7West as it can get a little loud in there...Thanks to everyone for your help!

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          canadianbeaver RE: trinityvan Oct 10, 2008 11:20 AM

          What about Fran's or Mars?

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            trinityvan RE: canadianbeaver Oct 11, 2008 03:42 PM

            Waaay too many drunks after a certain hour....I should know, I've been one of them at one time or another...

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              canadianbeaver RE: trinityvan Oct 11, 2008 07:58 PM

              Hmm...I guess I never thought of that. Ah, how Chowhound hates Frans'!

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            toveggiegirl RE: trinityvan Oct 11, 2008 09:55 PM

            Not the loveliest atmosphere, but there is a 24 Tim Hortons at Dundas and University. They definitely won't kick you out for only drinking coffee.
            Good luck with your studying!

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              robgm RE: toveggiegirl Oct 13, 2008 06:45 AM

              also a 24 hour Tims at Yonge & Bloor

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