You probably may know by now that I LOVE coffee and have been learning a lot about it since I visited a coffee plantation in Costa Rica a few years ago. Now every time I find myself in a different city, even here at home, I am always looking for great coffee houses that serve liquid gold! I sure can’t start my day with a nice, rich and warm cuppa 😉
Last year I was in Toronto to attend TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) which is the largest travel blogger conference in North America, I met up with some of my friends & colleagues and we decided to go on a coffee tour around the city! That turned out to be a marathon walk that took us from Chinatown through the downtown core, stopping by St-Lawrence Market and ended up miles away at the beautiful & historic Distillery District!
It truly amazed me only to realize and see things I had not seen in the two entire years I lived and worked there! How is it possible that I didn’t even take notice? I guess I simply rushed by didn’t take the time to stop and appreciate what has always been there but took for granted!
I loved rediscovering and seeing the city through the eyes of my guests and visitors to the Queen City!
So, please come along for a tour of Toronto thanks to the following images!
View of Spadina Avenue
Our first stop on the tour: Dark Horse Espresso Bar
To quench our thirst and beat the heat we opted for Iced Americanos to start.
Then stopped by Aroma
The ever stunning CN Tower looks great no matter where you are in downtown T.O.
Close up of the tower
What can we say about Brookfield Place? It’s interior and design is simply magnificent and breathtaking!
Old vs New. View of the Toronto skyscrapers from Front Street.
In sight, St Lawrence Market, one of the best in the world!
We found Luba’s Gourmet Coffees and Teas. If you could only imagine the smell of fresh coffee. Divine!
Lots to choose from 🙂
I certainly do, how about you?
A replica of a clock found at Kensington Station in London.
On our way to the Distillery District, we came across this incredible First Nations Mural! Isn’t it impressive?
We went back in time as soon as we saw this sign of the company that operated in the area back then!
A secret gate
The aroma coming from Brick Street Bakery drew us in! Home made bread, desserts and more anyone? Yes? yes please!
One of the local stores, Cabinet.
Sadly it was time to leave and go back to recharge batteries. This is our last memory.
It was such a great day in great company. We took the street car upon our return and we had to get ready for the fun-filled and busy week-end that followed!
Have you been to Toronto?
If so what were your favorite areas?
Have you ever gone on a coffee tour?
If so tell me where 😉
I look forward to reading from you!
Until next time,
All the best,