I prefer to drink my double lattés extra hot. Many coffee shops are reluctant to push the milk temperature, for fear of it scalding. Broadview Espresso, in Toronto’s East End, is happy to comply with my request for a serving almost too hot to hold in its tall glass container.
My new bicycle club, The Riverdale Riders, introduced me to this popular, java pit stop. Our tradition is to finish every grind on the local Don Valley trails with a social caffeine and pastry recovery. To make it simple, each of us gets the same order, and we all take seats on the shop’s large patio in full view of our carbon steeds. The inclusion of small tables and lots of chairs makes sitting out there especially pleasant in the afternoon, when the sun is angled just right.
Many locals prefer the view from Rooster Coffee House just south on Broadview Avenue, and it truly does offer an awesome perch overlooking the skyline of Toronto from the top of Riverdale Park hill. But, I like my joe with fewer people, more seating and awesome taste. So, Broadview Espresso takes the cup for me.
What’s Spot On:
• Patio offers Muskoka chairs (See line-up in photo to better appreciate the comfortable styling of these dock essentials).
• Very smooth tasting bean roast is percolated perfection.