Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cabin Fever Collective

Cafe: Cabin Fever Collective
Address: 1669 Bloor St. W
Phone: 416-531-4563
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 7 PM, Sat 9 AM - 7 PM, Sun 10 AM - 6 PM

Wi-Fi?: Yes
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: Yes



Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Offers coconut milk with no extra charge
- Offers tea lattes
- Roasted coffee beans from Birds and Beans
- Teas from Herbal Infusions

Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Vegan and gluten only
- Offers baked goods from from OMG Baked Goodness and Sweet Flour
- Offers prepared sandwiches from The Hogtown Cure


Drink of Choice: Large Roasted Almond Tea Latte, $3

Cabin Fever Collective is the combination of a cafe and a vinyl store. I thought this was a very interesting concept and inquired the owner about it. He told me that his wife and him wanted to open a vinyl store originally because of their love for music. However, the cost of maintaining a store was a bit pricey. By making it a cafe, it helped with the store maintenance. 

They have a collection of vintage and pre-owned vinyls for sale, along with new releases. Cabin Fever Collective likes to support local artists and sells CDs of lesser known bands in the store. Sometimes the cafe hosts live music nights with various bands. Thursday nights are also movie nights. They like to air music documentaries to follow the theme of the cafe. The cafe also has artwork for sale by one to three artists every month. If you really love Cabin Fever Collective, you can buy and proudly wear one of their shirts ($15-$20).

I enjoyed their tea latte and I liked the variety of teas made available from Herbal Fusions. You can sniff each tea in separate vials before deciding on your order. There are a lot of vials too! If you need help, the staff will gladly give you a recommendation. Overall, Cabin Fever Collective is the perfect place to be if you are a vinyl collector and want to be in a space to share your interests with other music enthusiasts.

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