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“Good Latte and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dark Horse Espresso Bar

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
684 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E5, Canada
647.352.3512
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Ranked #48 of 6,776 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Whitby, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good Latte and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The ambiance in this place is very urban coffee shop with the requisite hipsters in attendance and in abundance. The latte is good but the flat white tasted sour though the service was very friendly and seating though limited and in some areas communal was comfortable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“The Perfect Coffee.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Impeccable coffee preparation, with excellent attention to proper dosage, tamping weight, and turnaround time between fitting the group head and starting the extraction.
I did not try any coffees with milk, but observed that this was also prepared with professional care.
I have nothing bad at all to say about the staff or coffee at Dark Horse. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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“Pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Dark Horse is good but not sure what all the fuss is about. Nice espresso and friendly enough staff - definitely worth the stop but not spectacular.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good but not extraordinary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Coffee-wise it's hard to judge if you compare Dark Horse to the other third-wave coffee shops around Toronto; the good ones all know what they're doing with their coffees. Service I can see a difference; I've seen friendlier and more helpful staff at other high end coffee shops.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
“Can't fathom all the hoopla”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Recently tried this coffee shop due to the high ratings. Arrived an hour before closing, a few customers on the tables, and ordered cafe americano and and french press ethiopian--very bitter, no aroma, nothing special. That time they offered french press or pour over. Pastries almost gone and did not bother. My colleague had the expresso--artsy in presentation, served tepid, he preferred really hot, again nothing special in comparison to the ones in Europe.
Maybe we ordered wrong but we are definitely right in not going back to this one.

Visited May 2013
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