Monday, November 12, 2012

i deal coffee (Ossington)

Cafe: i deal coffee (Ossington)
Address: 162 Ossington Ave.
Phone: 416-543-7700
Store Hours: Mon-Sun 8 AM - 7 PM

Wi-Fi?: Yes
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: No



Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Soy and Almond
- No syrups offered
- Extra 25 cents for paper cup to go
- i deal coffee roasts their own coffee for sale
- $8.50/half pound of coffee and $9 for coffee of the week
- $16/pound of coffee and $18 for coffee of the week

Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Vegan and Gluten-Free
- Gluten-free macaroons
- Muffins, scones, and squares
- All baked goods from Desmond and Beatrice


Drink of Choice: Mocha, $4

If you go to enough cafes like I do, you would probably recognize i deal coffee. i deal coffee has three cafe locations: Ossington, Kensington and the recently opened, Yonge and Lawrence. I will be reviewing the Ossington location in this review.

i deal coffee  is known for selling their own coffee beans. The coffee beans are roasted every Saturday at their Kensington location, so they are always fresh. They like to keep their focus primarily on their coffee so you won't find any syrups here.

I ordered a mocha. Whenever I think of mocha, or anything chocolate-like, I would automatically assumed it is sweet but this one was bland and I had to sugared and honeyed it up before I was satisfied.

The cafe's design is lacklustre for my taste and I felt could've been better decorated. It has that worn-down and mismatched look that just didn't strike me. However, I do prefer this one over their Kensington's location. Though what lacked in the interior decorating department is compensated in their customer service. Heidi, the barista, is a perky happy girl who answered my questions regarding the cafe. She even took back my mocha and added more foam to make it more appealing for picture-taking purposes.

The cafe definitely had its peak time, I noticed. I was there from approximately late 3 PM till it closed at 7 PM. The peak time was around 4 PM before there was a slow-down. More people came to buy a bag of coffee, rather than staying at the cafe. For any of the purchases of either half a pound or pound of coffee (check menu for price), you will get any free drink or coffee of your choice!

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