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Noir, new coffee place at St. Clair and Christie -- great coffee, gorgeous interior

Arcadiaseeker Jul 6, 2010 07:23 AM

There's a new coffee place on St. Clair next to Stockyards - it's called Noir. They make great coffee and have a good selection of teas. Free Wifi, and a beautiful interior. Sandwiches, bagels, some nice homemade looking pies -- definitely enjoyed my morning coffee there today. Love this place - am worried since there were not enough people in there and I really want this one to stick around.

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    MeMeMe RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 6, 2010 07:36 AM

    I was there last week and thought the same thing. Perhaps if people go there instead of Starbucks....

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      Arcadiaseeker RE: MeMeMe Jul 6, 2010 07:58 AM

      That's what I am hoping - calling all St. Clair CH-ers!!!

    2. foodologygames RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 6, 2010 08:53 AM

      I like the look of Noir as well as the fact that it isn't a chain. Will make a point of going there for pies.... oh yummy. Thanks for mentioning it!

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        toveggiegirl RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 6, 2010 01:47 PM

        Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to check it out.

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          smellymay RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 26, 2010 08:02 PM

          I'm just so worried about this place - it's delightful, the service is so pleasant, it's a joy to sit in...but it's coffee is more expensive than Starbucks. I don't mind paying for service, independent operators, and a nice coffee, but I can't do it that often (same reason I don't go to Starbucks that often). It just makes me nervous for people who've obviously put in so much effort.

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            klawless RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 27, 2010 11:54 AM

            I live around the corner from Noir -- they really have competition around here. Starbucks, CocoaLatte, Pain Perdu and World Class are all within 2 blocks. That said, they make a good Americano and seem super-nice!

            Pain Perdu
            736 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C, CA

            671 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C, CA

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              Arcadiaseeker RE: klawless Jul 27, 2010 12:18 PM

              Of all those places, I like Noir's brewed coffee best - they do a great dark roast. I disagree that cost is a factor - Starbucks is expensive comparatively and it's always packed. I will definitely keep on going to Noir. I am so dismayed by the number of places that have gone out of business in the area - there are papered windows everywhere you turn.

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                jennakelly RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 29, 2010 04:34 PM

                Went on Monday morning and there were no fresh baked goods. A bit of a bummer. Not interested in paying a lot for day old food. I wasn't totally impressed with the latte either. I'll give it another shot though.
                And all of those places on St.Clair closed up because of the street car construction over the last few years.

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              jnine RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 30, 2010 12:28 PM

              would you say its baby friendly? Or more of a place to sit and read/work.

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                Arcadiaseeker RE: jnine Aug 2, 2010 10:35 AM

                It's certainly big enough for strollers - I would certainly give it a try with my kids. It's definitely roomier than Starbucks in terms of getting them in and out. I think you would be fine.

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                mangolassi RE: Arcadiaseeker Nov 7, 2010 11:59 AM

                I go to Noir all the time now. I agree that we locals need to support independent establishments.
                It's great for me as I tie the dog up outside (there is a water bowl for him) - and take my baby in with the stroller. It is very baby friendly!
                I love that they use fair trade organic beans - and it is very nice inside!

                1. Food Tourist RE: Arcadiaseeker Nov 2, 2013 07:56 AM

                  I adore Noir. Go there each time I make the trek to Stockyards Smokehouse for brunch. My favourite drink is the Shakerato, which looks like a cocktail but is an authentic italian espresso drink from Naples. http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2013/...

                  I'm also obsessed with Japanese and other asian furniture and decor, so the fact that they display and sell Japanese items is a thrill.

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