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89 Granby street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Latte in Toronto?

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
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Niagara, Ontario
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Delicious coffee and baked goods in a convenient location. There were lots of 'regulars' in line -- I always take this as a good sign.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Amazing coffee, friendly service- don't miss this if you are in Toronto. My partner and I are well-travelled across the world and love coffee. We were struggling to find a decent latte, and are not fans of Starbucks- so glad we stumbled across Stuart's place- he is a genuine barista. The home-made buns and scones are also superb. Say 'Hi;... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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
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25 restaurant reviews
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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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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
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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
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65 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Granby street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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