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Dark Horse Espresso Bar

684 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E5, Canada
+1 647-352-3512
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Mar 29, 2017
“Love the vibe ”
Feb 20, 2017
“Great coffee, pastries and environment”
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684 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E5, Canada
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This is just a cool place. I loved my latte and the fabulous floral design in the foam. Great baguette sandwich as well. I had to spend a a few hours here waiting for my daughter and they didn't seem to mind at all. Urban...More

Thank Lisetteki
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to Dark Horse on the recommendation of a local friend and we were not disappointed. The service was friendly. The coffee and pastries were really good. The space (on Queen near the DVP) was open and attractive.

Thank Ridermel
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Music too loud, no plugs! I was surprised that this place made a list of great workspaces in Toronto: I completely disagree. The cheap top 40 music was way to loud to concentrate, and there were no plugs to charge laptops upstairs. Also, there were...More

Thank Esthersnippe
Reviewed January 12, 2017

While the lattes and the chocolate croissants were more than adequate, the experience of sitting in the wide open space, listening to the well-chosen music, and the general ambience made this an above average cafe experience for a quick breakfast.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Might be a bit trendy, but great great coffee, only thing why no brown sugar. Espresso was as close to perfection as you can find

1  Thank jerry123456789
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited today, and was not impressed with either the coffee or baristas... The lattes were mediocre at best, and the cafe was a mess and in need of a through cleaning. To top it off the baristas were busy with the pretentious regulars that they...More

1  Thank escher_fan
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We spent an hour here killing some time in east Toronto. We enjoyed a couple of lattes. I was worried about the new location. Its newness loses some of the original homey charm. I think this will pass with use and patina.

Thank Spazzy
Reviewed March 23, 2016

This cafe has good big tables to use your laptop and study with wifi. Unfortunately it's super busy and they have very loud music and no outlets.

Thank dianacqin
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Lovely old historic building with great period features like the tin ceiling. The coffee was excellent, see why it gets a mention in the DK Top Ten Guide. Very nice staff and tasty bits to eat with it.

Thank Leigh-Harrington
Reviewed August 14, 2015

A pretty trendy and hipster type of coffee shop with large open spaces with a slight pretentious vibe. It looked interesting enough to warrant a visit but that was a regrettable decision as this place serves some pretty terrible espresso! Stay away from their 'punchbuggy'...More

1  Thank L T
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Address: 684 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighborhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 647-352-3512
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