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Dark Horse Espresso Bar

684 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E5, Canada
647.352.3512
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Ranked #42 of 6,601 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bangkok
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have visited a number of coffee bars, restaurants and cafe's in Toronto and always make it a point to try their Espresso. The Dark Horse served up one of the best I have had in Canada. Perfect pull, delicious coffee, perfect temperature and a delicious krem on top. We also enjoyed the sandwiches, delicious and fresh. If your looking... More

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Ottawa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dark horse on Queen west has a very nice atmosphere, excellent coffee and they make a great lemon blueberry scone as well. The decor is rustic and down to earth, with tables made from slabs of rough cut lumber... The entire place feels alike a trip to the hipster woods in the middle of Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Whenever in Toronto, the Spadina location of this cafe is not to be missed. The atmosphere, interior and and overall quality are great, except that seating can often be to capacity.

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Recently grabbed coffees at the Spadina location of Dark Horse Espresso. The coffee was great while not spectacular, made with good quality bean by an obviously trained barista. Unfortunately we were unable to sit down and properly enjoy our coffees due to seating being at capacity. Maybe without the big communal table filled with hipsters on laptops there would be... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Enjoyed a beautifully crafted soy latte (yes! Complete with artful foam) together with a positively scrumptious blueberry scone.

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Passo Fundo, Brazil
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Very good place. With an excelent latte, americano and tea. I will return. Low fat muffin good.service good as well.

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new zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We enjoyed our coffee and muffins here. The staff were chatty and friendly. Coffee was good as were the prices. Would definitely return.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Love this place. No, it's nothing special inside but the staff are friendly and speedy. The coffee beans to take home are excellent and of course, you have to have their flat white/cappuccino while you're there. Good range of pastries too.

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Saudi
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Cappuccinos that hit the spot, friendly baristas ~ a local crowd. A major contender, for sure worth a cup of coffee or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

You know when you find Australians in a coffee shop outside of Oz, you are in the right spot. Having trouble with the credit card machine, they comped my coffee and muffin. Not the reason I am giving them five stars but it didn't hurt. Coffee is good. Cafe is clean. Free wireless. Plenty of space and a well lit... More

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