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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, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good coffee, good food

You can always count on Aroma for good food and good coffee. The menu offers a ton of healthy and tasty options - very different from most coffee places that just have pre-made sandwiches wrapped in plastic. A lot of reviewers noted that it's not that clean. I can't say that I have seen it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
d0ndequiera
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

You can always count on Aroma for good food and good coffee. The menu offers a ton of healthy and tasty options - very different from most coffee places that just have pre-made sandwiches wrapped in plastic. A lot of reviewers noted that it's not that clean. I can't say that I have seen it dirty, but this is a... More 

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Thank d0ndequiera
toronto Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have promised myself to never go to aroma again until they start to take more care of general cleanliness. Especially the bathroom where i would not let my grandchild use the toulet, it was that gross! Uck. I nearly lost my lunch when i stepped into the bathroom. You will be glad that i dont have a photo of... More 

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Thank emel3
Ontario
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Recently had breakfast here. Food was decent, coffee good, service fine. But the place was not acceptably clean. Floors needed mopping; in the morning sun every glass window pane needed a good going over. Did not make me want to go back. There's too much local competition to be so careless. Also makes me wonder how clean the kitchen is....

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Thank I_love_to_fly
Winnipeg
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had three meals at Aroma. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. There was something for everyone in the family. It wasn't cheap, and it wasn't cheap food. Everything tasted like it was made fresh. The coffee was excellent. The salads were large and tasted healthy. We'll definitely return.

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Thank brianS1
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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Thank Madison D
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Angiet20
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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Thank Barbara D
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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1 Thank JAF0523
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank stayclassy10
Whitby, Canada
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115 reviews
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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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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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