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Bulldog Cafe

89 Granby street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were wandering the area doing a short trip to Toronto, used Siri to find us some nearby coffee shops, and came across Bulldog on a quiet local side street, with outside seating. Our coffees were made with good quality organic beans and true barista skills, highly recommended if you are in the area. Great opera playing on the sound... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited for early morning coffee. At 09:20 they had no food, coffee was average, service was rubbish. Seriously not worth the walk from the water front.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited this place after checking a list of places selling the best Latte in the city from last year according to Now Magazine. When we got there I was surprised at how small the place was and how 'meh' the ambiance was. We ordered a latte and a cappuccino and the barista told us that those were actually the... More 

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Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Sadly, all of the comments regarding the owner of this place are true. I was a regular at this place for at least a couple of years, meeting up with friends or having meetings, when I threw in the towel due to the inability of the owner to treat his customers properly. And by proper, I mean with respect and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Terrible service. Very rude, ill-bred, crude, nonprofessional, with bad manners, THE MOST STUPID Owner......

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Good to find an independent coffee shop with talented barista's and great coffee... there is a cooler with lots of unusual homebaked sweets tucked away on a small street just off Church and Carlton. Outdoor seating is available and a small inside seating area. You can also buy thier coffee to take home. Worth a visit just for the coffee.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The coffee is terrible, the worst cappuccino i've ever had. It was very milky and it was too hot I burnt my tongue!. I've been to many of Toronto's cafes and for a "third wave" espresso bar their standards are pretty low!. The owner scoffed at me when I didn't tip, tips are EARNED they are not mandatory!.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Have been a couple times and always amazed by the drinks. The owner has won various awards for all of his concoctions. Almond croissants are also to die for! A little pricey but the drinks are worth it! Great for a warm summers day as there is seating also outside (quite small inside).

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The coffee is fine however the owner really needs a lesson in how to retain his customers. Owners can not expect tips in their tip jar.it a faux pas to give your customers dirty looks who don't thrown change in your jar, so for that I won't return.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

If you're looking for a quick coffee spot just for reading or on the go, then this is an option. However, this cafe with minimal seating offers no Wi-Fi, no plug-ins for laptops, accepts only cash and proclaims to offer divine hot chocolate that is far less than par.

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Address: 89 Granby street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Average Prices: USD 4 - 10

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