“We should get coffee!” You’ve said it a thousand times. Moonbean Coffee is the place to go when you actually mean it. This cozy java joint in Kensington Market serves intensely flavorful coffee in a charming setting that’s perfect for deep life conversations, or simply catching up on the latest gossip. Grab your pal and walk down St. Andrew Street until the aquamarine Moonbean sign beckons you inside. You’ll know you’ve made the right venue choice the moment you open the door, as the aroma of freshly-roasted coffee envelops you like a warm blanket. They roast their own beans in-house, and your nose can tell you in no uncertain terms that you’re about to enjoy the freshest cuppa in town.
The baristas here are legendary–no one pulls a better shot of espresso–so if you’re a coffee purist, order a double of whatever’s new and noteworthy. Your brew could have originated in Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, or Ethiopia, and you’ll enjoy it even more knowing that it’s all organic and fair trade. If you’re into fancier coffee drinks, they’ll sort you out with one of the prettiest–and most delicious–lattes or cappuccinos you’ve ever had, made with love right before your eyes.
You’ll be having so much fun that you’ll want to linger a while, which means ordering some treats. Snack on scones, biscotti, and muffins–incluing vegan and “g-free” options–as you power off your smart phones and connect in a more meaningful way at a comfy wooden table or in the spacious courtyard. Wherever you hang out, you’ll understand why Moonbean has been one of Toronto’s most beloved coffee shops for nearly 20 years, and you hope it hangs around for 20 more.