best coffee in T.dot
I'm afraid I must put a vote in against Balzac's. I've been there a few times, and found the espresso to be average, however on my most recent visit (during Partigras), the espresso was extremely over extracted, and thus horrifically bitter. This may have been due to the enormous line putting pressure on the staff, but I don't see why that should have compromised the quality of their espresso. (Esprecially when the line was cause mainly by the slow service).
In short, slow service and poor espresso.
The best coffee in Toronto is at Moonbean in Kensington Market. They buy the beans green and roast them twice a week. They also mix their own special blends. Heaven is silky and smooth. Check it out. You can order coffee online but you should really go in and try some out.
I assume those are coffee houses. If we include restaurants.......votes to any place that serves coffee made the best way........in a bodium. The only place I've experienced it like that was at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. They bring the bodium right to your table and it's great.
If you make it at home, it's truly the best way to brew it.