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Aroma - Yonge & Eg

rbc Oct 15, 2009 07:27 AM

Any word on when this branch of Aroma is going to finally open? They seem to be taking a really long time getting it ready to open...

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    acd123 RE: rbc Oct 15, 2009 07:41 AM

    If the one at Albany/Bloor is any indication, it should be open by 2014. It's worth the wait, though.

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      rbc RE: acd123 Oct 15, 2009 02:25 PM

      I figured as much. I go to both the Bloor location and the Promenade location regularly.... Would love not to have to travel as far for a hafuch.

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        acd123 RE: rbc Oct 15, 2009 06:01 PM

        Yeah, the hafuch is really good. In august, I was at the original on Hillel in Jerusalem. Strong coffee, pastry, and newspaper at a place that's open on Saturday. Excellent. It's fun just to go to listen to the old timers argue about politics.

    2. atomeyes RE: rbc Oct 15, 2009 04:23 PM

      construction has taken forever. this location is at least 1 year in the making.

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        rbc RE: atomeyes Oct 15, 2009 08:15 PM

        A YEAR! You've gotta be joking!

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          atomeyes RE: rbc Oct 16, 2009 06:55 AM

          let me clarify:
          its been a year in the making. lots of delays.
          but i hear it will open in a month. take that for what its worth.

          if you've ever seen construction in Israel, delays are part of the process.

      2. atomeyes RE: rbc Oct 31, 2009 12:48 PM

        FYI: its soft opening was a few days ago.

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          garfield RE: rbc Nov 7, 2009 05:05 AM

          I went there yesterday. Chai latte was probably the worst I have ever had.

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            atomeyes RE: garfield Dec 6, 2009 01:59 PM

            i can't speak for the Aroma at Yonge and Eg, but i've been to a few Aroma's: one in the Promenade in Thornhill and two in Israel.

            Out of 10, i would give their lattes a 6.5. Starbucks, as a reference, would get a 5.

            Their desserts are what I'd go for. They are quite good.
            Yonge and Eg is doing salads as well. I heard they are pretty good.

            considering your other latte options in that area (Starbucks and Second Cup), Aroma would be your best bet. take that as you like. :)

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              Ediblethoughts RE: atomeyes Dec 6, 2009 04:51 PM

              Except you also have Le Gourmand at Y & E; I had a mocha there the other day and it was very good. Better than Starbucks and SC for sure. But not sure how it compares to Aroma's since I've only had one there once and it was many months ago...

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                phoenikia RE: atomeyes Dec 6, 2009 08:24 PM

                Caffe Latte is a decent independant option for lattes in the Yonge & Eg area, if any CHs out there are chain-adverse.

                Will have to visit Aroma, to see how it compares to Caffe Latte.

                Caffe Latte
                2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2E7, CA

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                  Ediblethoughts RE: phoenikia Dec 7, 2009 05:03 PM

                  True. They do a pretty decent latte---and they used to have this amazing strawberry rhubarb pie....

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              EB_TO RE: rbc Dec 4, 2009 08:14 PM

              They've got another location opening soon in Vaughan, at the new plaza at Bathurst and Rutherford. I went to see the new Longo's in that plaza and saw the signs where the new Aroma will be.

              I wonder how long it will take to open....

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