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best coffee in T.dot

Dan Jul 15, 2003 08:37 AM

Not being a coffee drinker, it's more of a hearsay opinion, but the top 3 choices are currently:

-Balzac's in the Distillery
-Faema on Dupont
-Jet Fuel on Parliament

Any thoughts?

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    doggie2u Jul 16, 2003 09:11 PM

    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.

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      Janet Jul 23, 2003 09:40 AM

      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.


      Link: http://www.moonbeancoffee.com/scripts...

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        Simon Jul 25, 2003 09:05 AM

        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.

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          Misha Jul 25, 2003 09:35 AM

          I agree with Simon. My visits to Balzac have been uneventful.

          The coffee is average, the service incompetent and slow (this with 5 staff behind the bar). And when I saw them using chai mix straight from the tetra pack, I knew I wouldn't be returning.

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          Michal Aug 9, 2003 10:02 PM

          The best espresso I've had in the city is at Seb's Cappuccino on the Danforth, just west of Woodbine. And just west of there, Terrazza makes a great cup too. Both go for $1 a pop, and are served with the proper side glass of water.

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