Friday, September 13, 2013

Si Espresso Bar

Cafe: Si Espresso Bar
Address: 748 Broadview Ave.
Phone: 416-463-5550
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 5 PM, Sat 8 AM - 5 PM, Sun 9 AM - 3 PM

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



Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Offers Nutella latte
- Offers Italian latte
- Roasted coffee beans from Rufino Espresso

Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Offers bocconotti
- Offers gluten-free square snacks
- Baked goods from Sweets from the Earth
- Homemade cookies made by the owner's mother, such as lemon and jam flavour, and whatever else she decides to bake
- Homemade cakes made by the owner's girlfriend, such as blueberry crumble cake and banana nutella creme pie 

Single Shot Chai Latte, $3.75


Drink of Choice: Small Latte, $3.75

I already had a good impression of Si Espresso Bar with my first experience. When I first arrived to Si Espresso, I had no idea how small the space was going to be. In attempt to study, it was difficult to find a spot to spread out my books and do my readings. However, I got to chit-chat with the barista and she was very friendly, in which I enjoyed my conversation with her. I love it when I could have an open conversation with those who work at the cafe. I was eager to return for my second visit about a year later.

Learned the second time around, instead of doing my homework, I brought a friend along to catch up with over coffee. The barista who I spoke with the last time wasn't there when I arrived but apparently she still worked there. I got to speak with Saverio, the owner of Si Espresso Bar. He told me their roasted coffee beans came once a week from Rufino Espresso. Many of the baked goods that you could purchase at the cafe are homemade by his mother and girlfriend, which ranges from cakes to Italian cookies! I thought this was a really nice touch to the cafe. The place only plays vinyl music because the owner enjoys the sound of it. There is also a guitar in the cafe where anyone can pick up and play if they are bored enough! As well, every three months to celebrate the locals supporting the cafe, there is a party hosted. There's no stamp cards but the cafe does keep track of the regulars' birthdays!

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  1. coffee pots are stove top espresso makers that are sometimes referred to as percolators or Moka pots.

  2. Si Espresso Bar was one of the best café in Toronto that I visited last time I travel in Canada. I have nothing to say to their Espresso it’s such a great feeling to taste that kind of espresso. I bet they made their espresso to one of the best coffee maker nowadays.