Grab juice, lunch or a jolt of caffeine at this cute new café in Christie Pits

Grab juice, lunch or a jolt of caffeine at this cute new café in Christie Pits

(Images: Gizelle Lau) (Images: Gizelle Lau)
 

With smoothies trending in Yorkville, Leslieville and Liberty Village, it’s no surprise that Christie Pits now has a dedicated destination for healthy elixirs. Fueled, which opened earlier this month at Bloor and Ossington (across the street from the subway station), has the sleek white walls and rustic wooden touches of a trendy indie café, but its menu is pure granola: fruit and veggie juices jacked hemp seeds and ginger, and elaborate rice bowls topped with zingy vinaigrettes (the signature “Fueled” box includes rice, greens, roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, “spicy cashew cream” and ponzu-tamari dressing.) One vice, at least, is permitted: espresso-based drinks (made with beans from Pilot Coffee Roasters) are blasted out of a massive silver Simonelli machine.

Fueled Espresso and Fresh Bar, 739 Ossington Ave., 647-849-0078, fueledcafe.ca, @fueledcafe