East end cafés with unsweetened non-dairy "milk" for my latte!
- Full tummy Aug 27, 2012 09:29 AM
As someone who drinks unsweetened almond and soy milk at home, but who enjoys a latte when I'm out, I have noticed how difficult it is to find places that use non-dairy "milk" that doesn't have added sugar. (Even when I drank cows milk -- and lattes made with cows milk -- I never added sugar to my latte, so this new sweeter taste just doesn't appeal to me...) I find this puzzling, since a lot of people choose not to add sugar to their coffee, so I just can't figure out why, once you start drinking non-dairy "milk" you also have to have sugar! Also, one can add sugar to a drink, but it's not possible to remove it...
Lazy Daisy's has unsweetened soy, but their hours and location don't always suit, so I am hoping to find some other options. None of the chains (Starbucks, Tiimothy's, Second Cup, etc.) have an unsweetened option, that I am aware of.
So, here is my list. (I know, I know, it's not much of a list, but I've got a toddler, and limited time for research...)
Lazy Daisy's - yes!
Red Rocket - no
Tori's Bakeshop - no
Te Aro - no
Mad Dog Cafe - no
cheesymama, I am not sure. I called the Danforth location and was told they are bringing in almond milk, but they don't know if it is sweetened or unsweetened. Maybe the Logan/Dundas location already has it... Thanks for the tip about Broadview Espresso. My husband uses the unsweetened vanilla almond milk in his coffee (made at home with a Presso)!
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I don't get around to many different places, but having a non-dairy option is pretty standard now. Are you avoiding soy?
I was at The Rooster on Broadview a few days ago, and they offer almond or soy milk, both sweetened alas, which is not my preference. Also, I found this great blog, and she has lots of cafe reviews with non-dairy options.
Let me know if you find anywhere with unsweetened non-dairy options. So far, I'm down to Tori's, which is great, but more than one destination would be better!