Coffee aficionados need to know that good options abound in their local area. You know you’ve picked the perfect neighbourhood when there’s a great coffee shop to be found within easy walking distance in pretty much every direction. Read on to learn more about some of the best coffee shops near 55 Lisgar; they’re all excellent choices, just minutes away. You can visit a different one every day of the week!
Bu’na: The Soul Of Coffee
Bu’na: The Soul of Coffee gives you a taste of Ethiopian coffee culture. Enjoy hand-roasted, organic, wild forest coffees and espresso, in everything from drip coffee to espresso-based drinks; there’s even the option of a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The shop is run by Nunu (and her husband, Chris), who also runs the café next door: Nunu’s Ethiopian Fusion. Coffee is hand-roasted every half-hour throughout the day, so it is always fresh.
Major Treat Coffee
Major Treat Coffee makes all of your favourites, plus a few yummy treats. Their most popular offerings are their Americanos, flat whites, and cappuccinos, but you might also want to try one of their drip coffees, espressos, lattes, cortados, or hot chocolates. If you’re in the mood for a nibble, add a breakfast cookie, vegan chocolate chip cookie, banana bread, or a croissant. You can even buy a bag of Major Treat Blend Coffee Beans and brew your own at home. Order for delivery from Ritual.
Jimmy’s Coffee serves high quality coffee, locally roasted in the traditional Italian style. Customers love their brewed coffee, espresso-based drinks, and baked goods. You can customize the usual coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas with a shot of steamed milk, soy, almond, or lactose-free milk, espresso, or other flavour. Try a vegan cookie, gluten-free macaroon, or a classic butter tart; they also sell freshly made scones, muffins, and croissants—all of these goodies come from top-notch neighbourhood bakeries. Ordering couldn’t be easier; they even have their own app!
The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar
The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar is another great independent coffee shop where the beans are custom-roasted. Their espresso blend of rotating origins is used in all of their espresso-based drinks, which are always generously made with double shots. In addition to macchiatos, cortados, flat whites, lattes, and Americanos, they sell chai and matcha lattes. Add a savoury accompaniment from Annette Food Market or something sweet from Petit Thuet or Desmond and Beatrice. One cup is not enough? Purchase a bag of their custom beans to enjoy at home.
Pilot Coffee Roasters
Pilot Coffee Roasters on Ossington Avenue is a popular, well-known spot for your next caffeine hit. All of their coffee drinks are available for takeout, as are their cans of cold brew coffee and iced tea. Stock up on instant coffee and whole beans for use at home. There’s even a selection of baked goods, coffee gear, and PCR merchandise available for purchase, so you can have the full experience.
Residents of 55 Lisgar are truly spoiled for choice, as there are so many excellent coffee shops nearby. Explore the area cup by cup and discover a new favourite! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Medallion blog for more great neighbourhood hotspots.