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View Poll Results: Elegant coffee shops in Toronto.
Starbucks 2 28.57%
Timothy's 0 0%
Second Cup 0 0%
Java Stop 0 0%
Coffee Time 0 0%
Tim Hortons 2 28.57%
Other(Mom and Pape Organization) 3 42.86%
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I think I could use some advice.

I have a small business venture where I need to meet clients, I currently don't have capital to have a professional office or even rent board rooms.

So I am looking for elegant coffee shops I could bring my clients to discuss matters.

Any private local shops that are nice with traffic but are readily available without a wait would be appreciated.

I also don't mind Franchises coffee shops just don't say Starbucks tell me the location that you recommend as every coffee franchise varies from location to location.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I really like Broadview espresso (it's close to Danforth). they make a really nice Latte.

Darkhorse on Spadina is nice too - although it's really busy and everyone has an ibook. It's in a cool building with a neat wall of plants.
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Coffee is brewed anus. But I like Timbits, so I'll go with Tim Hortons.
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I'm a fan Starbucks to be honest.

I don't know if Toronto has a Coffee Culture but that's another one of my favorites.
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Hey, many a deal's been closed over Timbits.
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Of the chains, i don't mind Starbuck myself... The location queensquay and york is the one i use the most, but i wouldn't really recommend it for business meetings.

With Starbuck's i find their employees are loud and annoying and often take away from the experience.
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Honestly, I think if you want to leave the right impression you would go to somewhere other than a big chain.

Don't ask me why, it is what it is.
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Can't stand Starbucks. Their Coffee tastes like ass, at least the one i've tried. I've been told it depends on the blend you get. My girlfriend loves their Chi Tea.

Anyway, i'm a Tim Horton's fan.
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I'm a Tim Hortons girl, myself. I've never liked Starbucks. Unless it's a flavoured something or other with a long ass stupid name.

Goooo Timmies.

Dino, where in Toronto are you? Based on 'hoods, I could tell you a few good ones.

(Not Timmies, cool coffee joints.)
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Are you looking for atmosphere, quality goods or a happy medium between the two?

As Claudius said I don't think Toronto has an overwhelming coffee culture like a Vancouver or a Seattle, but there are gems to be had if you look in the right places.

There are a handful of indie coffee shops in Little Italy and Kensington Market that will give you a very chill, laid-back place to talk. My personal favourite is the Moonbean Cafe on St. Andrew street. Manic Coffee is also a good one, I read about it in a magazine and decided I'd try it out. Very hip.
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I really like Broadview espresso (it's close to Danforth). they make a really nice Latte.

Darkhorse on Spadina is nice too - although it's really busy and everyone has an ibook. It's in a cool building with a neat wall of plants.
Thanks I will check them out. There is a few I seen near Bloor and Bathurst near Sushi on Bloor, and Next Gen Sushi.

Care to comment on the quality if you ever been there not sure the name, is quite close to the Green Room as well.

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I'm a fan Starbucks to be honest.

I don't know if Toronto has a Coffee Culture but that's another one of my favorites.
Yeah Coffee Culture is nice very good brew. I might consider it as it is a franchise.

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Honestly, I think if you want to leave the right impression you would go to somewhere other than a big chain.

Don't ask me why, it is what it is.
I couldn't agree more with you. Going to a private but impressive coffee shop or restaurant impresses people.

I really need to find a coffee shop that is impressive but also is quite enough to conduct business conversation.

I already have a restaurant I take clients to after a deal is complete. Eden Trattoria
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I'm a Tim Hortons girl, myself. I've never liked Starbucks. Unless it's a flavoured something or other with a long ass stupid name.

Goooo Timmies.

Dino, where in Toronto are you? Based on 'hoods, I could tell you a few good ones.

(Not Timmies, cool coffee joints.)
I live in Etobicoke, however my business demands I travel as it deals with residential construction. So I want to gather atleast 2-3 possible coffee location in each end of Toronto that I can arrange to meet clients there as per their convenience.



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Are you looking for atmosphere, quality goods or a happy medium between the two?

As Claudius said I don't think Toronto has an overwhelming coffee culture like a Vancouver or a Seattle, but there are gems to be had if you look in the right places.

There are a handful of indie coffee shops in Little Italy and Kensington Market that will give you a very chill, laid-back place to talk. My personal favourite is the Moonbean Cafe on St. Andrew street. Manic Coffee is also a good one, I read about it in a magazine and decided I'd try it out. Very hip.
I love Kensington Market, just am not sure how comfortable my clients would feel.

I will check out Moonbean and Manic Coffee thanks.

Any recommendation around the Bloor West Village area?
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Any recommendation around the Bloor West Village area?
The Coffee Tree is incredible.

Hot Box Cafe in Kensington Market might make you very happy, if you and your clients are into that kind of stuff.
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I live in Etobicoke, however my business demands I travel as it deals with residential construction. So I want to gather atleast 2-3 possible coffee location in each end of Toronto that I can arrange to meet clients there as per their convenience.





I love Kensington Market, just am not sure how comfortable my clients would feel.

I will check out Moonbean and Manic Coffee thanks.

Any recommendation around the Bloor West Village area?
Yeah, the Coffee Tree in Bloor West is great!
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The Coffee Tree is incredible.

Hot Box Cafe in Kensington Market might make you very happy, if you and your clients are into that kind of stuff.
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Yeah, the Coffee Tree in Bloor West is great!
Thanks, I am going to go check out the Coffee Tree now
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I really prefer Countrystyle's coffee over Timmies and everything now.

It's quite tasty.
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You should go to a small franchise not something like Timmies. They are overcrowed and noisy. It won't be good for a buisness meeting. I am not sure of any coffee places to go though
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I really prefer Countrystyle's coffee over Timmies and everything now.

It's quite tasty.
Many say that and I do agree it tastes better than Timmy's. Which isn't really a tough thing to do.

Personally, I find coffee to be a means of necessity rather that a means of enjoyment. So if I don't have time to brew up my stove top espresso I'll go with Timmy's out of sheer convenence.

I find Tim Hortons awful. It tastes like soap at times and ass other times. However; my caffiene fix gets satisfied and I could deal with the rest of my day.

For espresso I used to love Illy espresso and I used to be find with getting an espresso, cappucino etc etc if they used the product. However; recently they moved their manufacturing plant from Trieste to New jersey which really killed the quality of product.
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