Cafe: Amani Earls Coffee & Tea Bar
Address: 3178 Dundas St. West
Store Hours: Mon CLOSED, Tues-Thurs 8 AM - 5 PM, Fri-Sat 8 AM - 6 PM, Sun 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: Yes
Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Yes to soy and almond
- Offers Honey Black
- Offers Rosewater Milk
- Roasted coffee beans from Pilot Coffee Roasters
Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free?: Yes to all
- Offers homemade chocolate chip cookies
- Offers smoothies during the summer
- Offers made in-house breakfast sandwiches
- Offers baked goods
Drink of Choice: Te Aro, $4.50 - $5
When I went to Amani Earls Coffee & Tea Bar, I realized I haven't been to The Junction for awhile. I absolutely loved the vibe of this neighbourhood and they had a lot of cool spots. When I arrived to the cafe, I realized that it was about to close. I really wanted to sit and do some homework but instead, I had to grab my drink and go, having only enough time to talk to the owner about his cafe.
Amani Earls is in a sweet little spot on The Junction strip that offers a variety of items, such as homemade chocolate chip cookies, breakfast sandwiches and smoothies during the summer. Their focus is on the quality of the coffee and use a great grinder to make their drinks. One of their specialty drinks is the Honey Black, which is a cortado with honey at the bottom of the cup. They also have Rosewater Milk. However, their novelty drinks change often and you may not see these the next time you pop by.
I asked about their drinks and the owner talked about the Te Aro. Curious, I was able to try this drink despite it not being on the menu. A Te Aro is steeped coffee mixed with almond milk, cacao, English Breakfast tea, and a dash of vanilla. It was indeed a tasty drink. In fact, English Breakfast is my favourite basic tea since it is one of the few I know that tastes good with milk and sugar.
If you are into cafe art, they display and sell from a different artist every three months. Amani Earls is simply a cute cafe in The Junction that you should drop by the next time you are in the area.