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LIT Espresso Bar

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810 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C8, Canada
+1 416-519-1884
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Not much seating but we ended up snagging a seat on the cafe bar. Food was delicious. Simple but sophisticated. Marble (or look alike I can't tell) bar tops. They weigh the grounds of each espresso shot which in my opinion is more satisfying to costumers as each drink will be uniform from one barista to the next. Check it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place! The inside is amazing decorated and there is always nice music playing in the background! The coffee and espresso is really tasty and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it. Here you can life your passion for coffee culture! :) We ate yummy BLTs, scones and muffins! The banana&chocolate chip muffin is unmatched! We came... More 

Thank Johannes B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Excellent Americano. Friendly staff, and always amazing tunes. Decor is inviting, and relaxing. And if you go on the weekend, be sure to treat yourself to probably the best donut you will ever have in your life.

2 Thank Bob C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went to the Leaside branch on 1517 Bayview Avenue. I had an espresso which was at least as good as any I've had in Toronto. My son had an Americano and said that it, too, was very good. I gather this cafe has been open since May, but I hadn't noticed it before. It's a very good addition to... More 

1 Thank operalover939
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited the Leaside branch (1517 Bayview Ave) which just got opened. Great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. Great for a morning weekday coffee but also for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Thank Deepwater_diver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little coffee bar, the coffee is good. It's rather popular so often crowded and it's very hot! Quite a contrast when coming in from freezing temperatures!

Thank Andrea v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

LIT is a destination for me when I want a nice relaxing coffee place with a laid back and easy going vibe. Nice for reading a book or looking at some notes. They make a killer cappuccino and have both soy and almond milk (which I s a must for me!) Tried the almond croissant today and it was to... More 

Thank Colleen H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2015

The coffee here is real... made the way it is supposed to be made. I recommend the macchiato... don't add sugar! it almost tastes chocolaty... so so good...

Thank Kdifiore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Came here during a visit to the Taste of Little Italy street festival looking for a place to eat. We had the roasted veg grilled panini, an ice coffee for a total of $9.93. The grilled panini tasted great but the bread was too hard. The ice coffee was great, no bitterness at all. Lots of space which is great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 416-519-1884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
Toronto's Little Italy is a city hotspot for cafe culture and nightlife. There's something for everyone in Little Italy, apparent from the cross-section of clubbers in glitzy dresses, and elderly couples arm-in-arm heading to their favorite wine or pasta spot. Cafes spill onto the wide sidewalks, pool lounges and bars are always teeming with noise and activity, and both outdoor and indoor marketplaces are packed with fresh fish, cured meats, and pungent cheeses. All of the activity makes it a perfect spot for people-watching, especially over a nice glass of red wine or a quick and sumptuous slice of pizza at one of the many eateries or trattorias in the area.
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