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“Love this place...” 5 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 #158 of 6,995 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Toronto, Canada
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375 reviews 375 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Love this place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Totally cool Queen Street vibe.
Great coffee and pastries.
Fast wifi
Moody atmosphere
Pretty people dressed nicely.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Excellent Coffee in an Intimate Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Dark Horse Espresso Bar has a variety of coffee-based drinks available along with an assortment of pastries. We stopped in for some lattes. They were very good with a slightly unique taste.

The location on John Street was a bit out of the way for us, but it was worth making the trip over there since the drinks were so good.

We took our drinks to go, but we could have stayed. The John Street location is rather small and seating is somewhat limited.

Overall, Dark Horse was a great place to stop for some coffee and worth going a bit out of the way to get to.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitby, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 helpful votes 48 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“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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