Address: 220 Yonge St.
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 9:30 PM, Sat 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sun 10 AM - 7 PM
Study Appropriate?: No
Stamp Cards?: No
Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Yes to all
Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Yes to all
See full menu at: www.aroma.ca/menu/beverages/
Personal Philly Chicken Sandwich, $5.30
Protein Rich Combo (Personal Chicken Sandwich & Mixed Green Salad), $8.85
Small Chai Latte, $3.95
Personal Breakfast Sandwich, $4.95
Soup of Choice: Butternut Squash Soup, $5.05
I've always preferred going to a stand-alone restaurant over a food court. It is the same when it comes to Aroma Espresso Bar. I have avoided going to the one in the Urban Eatery at the Eaton Centre because I'd rather go to one of the cafes. However, with no Metropass and the lack of time to walk to other Aromas, I buckled down and went to the one at Urban Eatery.
Prior to this trip, I always got a personal sandwich and a drink from Aroma. I decided that I wanted more food and remembered the barista telling me that if I get the DoubleUp Combo, it would be $10 including tax. I thought that was a pretty good deal so I decided to go for the combo this time around. The DoubleUp Combo ($8.85) includes two choices of: soup or any personal sandwich or mixed greens/caesar salad/chopped salad/quinoa salad. I got the Philly Chicken sandwich and the Butternut Squash soup. They forgot my bread and butter for the soup when I received my meal. Since it was busy, I simply waited and told them they forgot my bread and it was resolved immediately.
Can I say, hands down, Aroma's Butternut Squash soup is my favourite soup ever. I've never had a favourite soup up until now. It was thick and creamy with the right amount of sweetness. The sandwich was tasty but soup totally overshadowed it in this meal.
Aroma Espresso Bar is popular with the working crowd during lunch time (as always). Being located in the Eaton Centre, it is accessible to those who work in the mall and anyone who has access to the Path. It has its own fenced off section in the food court, exclusive to those who order from Aroma. Overall, it is a good alternative if you are unable to run to the Bay and Dundas location (go to that one if you can!).
Thank you to my Aroma Fairy for providing me with the coupons so I could purchase the food for this review!