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Aroma Espresso Bar

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500 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y3, Canada
(416) 536-7750
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and coffee

Wonderfully fresh sandwiches and breakfast foods (chopped veggie salads and eggs). There are now 20 (or soon will be) Aroma franchise restaurants in Toronto and vicinity. Originally an Israeli chain, they have spread slowly abroad, but Toronto is really lucky to have so many. Maybe the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Aroma Espresso Bar can be found on almost every street corner. I ordered a white chocolate latte and enjoyed relaxing in a comfy booth with friends. They give a little piece of chocolate with each coffee. The menu also includes smaller lunch items. The chicken and pesto sandwich was amazing!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was here yesterday. Coffee was decent but the place was a mess. Most of the free tables had cups, plates etc. and even the clear ones had not been wiped down at all. No one seemed to be making an effort to clean the tables during the two hours I was there.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I'm not a huge cafe goer, but there are a few things I like about this place. It's not a huge chain (like Starbucks and Second Cup, directly across the street from this place).There are some great salads/salad and sandwich combos, tasty breakfasts. The staff seem to know what they're doing. They call your name over a loudspeaker (yes, they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderfully fresh sandwiches and breakfast foods (chopped veggie salads and eggs). There are now 20 (or soon will be) Aroma franchise restaurants in Toronto and vicinity. Originally an Israeli chain, they have spread slowly abroad, but Toronto is really lucky to have so many. Maybe the best coffee in town.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was my first time at Aroma and the service was quick and friendly. Will definitely go back for more of your delicious lattes!!

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

great vibrant ambiance (though i think it has since closed) service was friendly and quick but the coffee was average and not especially appealing

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We tried Aroma's salads and sandwiches, and found the food decent, but not outstanding. Both were rather bland - and that's from people who generally prefer food that is not spiced or strong tasting. The salad was mostly chopped up tomatoes and cucumbers that lacked any flavour, with equally tasteless quinoa. The mint was the only flavour that stood out.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I went to 2300 Yonge location in Toronto today and was hugely disappointed. I ordered a medium coffee and an almond crossoint. Firstly, no one asked me if I wanted my crossoint heated and did so without asking. So I got a somewhat burnt warmed up crossoint with a lukewarm coffee from a thermos that was almost empty for a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Coffee that is made with real knowledge, no sugar needed! Salads and breads are made on the premise- Very Fresh..and delicious... if you feel like having a little sweet with your coffee... they are all excellent.. and hot!, Definitely puts to shame the "big" Coffee chains.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Somehow I can't find the location for Shops at Don Mills - I love going to this place, all the time and specially in summer! This time I tried their affogato - super good and I really liked that they have small serving! I always love their coffee and of course the chocolate comes with it makes the experience awesome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 536-7750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Israeli

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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