Cafe: The Arrow
Address: 1164 Dundas St. W.
Store Hours: Mon-Wed 8 AM - 4 PM, Thurs-Fri 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM - 6 PM
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: No
Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Soy and almond
- Roasted coffee beans from Detour Coffee's Punch Buggy
- Offers freshly squeezed lemonade in the summer
- Offers coconut water
Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Sandwiches from Foodbenders
- Red velvet cupcakes from Cafe Neon
- Offers muffins and banana bread
Large Mocha, $5.50
Drink of Choice: Double-Shot Latte, $4
The Arrow is located in Little Portugal and offers not only your espresso-based drinks but a variety of freshly-made ice creams as well. Sadly though, I checked out the cafe back in February and the weather was still too cold for ice cream. I remembered there was only one flavour available at the time, for anyone who was keen enough for a cold treat. It is $2.60 for a single scoop, $3.65 for a double scoop, and $5.55 for a triple scoop. Apparently, the ice cream at The Arrow is to die for. However, not having a chance to try any, I am unable to comment on this.
The premises that The Arrow is on was originally a newspaper printing press that was there over half a century ago. When the cafe was under construction, the owners discovered the original logo after they removed the carpeting and used it as an inspiration for the cafe theme and name.
Overall, it's a nice cafe. It's not one that really sticks out in my mind though. I think what would make this cafe much more memorable for me is if had the gelato. Cause really, who can pass up on delicious gelato?