Some of Toronto’s best coffee is coming to Yonge and Bloor
The Junction’s Crema Coffee Company, one of Toronto’s best places to go for espresso, has long had one drawback: it’s off the beaten track, making it more of a local hangout than a daily grind. Well, that’s all about to change. In March, the much-lauded java dealer will be opening a second location that will share space with Freshii, a salad and wrap lunch spot, at 53 Bloor Street East. “We share a common clientele, we have non-competing products, and it’s a small footprint in a high-traffic area,” says owner Geoff Polci, who also hinted that a third location might be in the offing. For now, though, he is focused on getting the Bloor East order-and-go location open by early March. “It’s a black hole,” he said of his bustling new ’hood, “completely devoid of decent coffee.” For now, that is.