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Dark Horse Espresso Bar

(Now Closed)
Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Riverdale, Toronto
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  • Jason
    JasonMarch 20, 2016
    Good coffee, big space and not to busy during late afternoons.
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur ChaykaJanuary 3, 2015
    This dark psychodelic jazz is so good I wonna shazam every track
  • Emilie W.
    Emilie WongDecember 13, 2014
    they just relocated one block west right at Carroll st. in the streetcar building. they have an expanded event space all set up and hooked up for any a/v requirements :)
  • David G.
    David GSeptember 13, 2014
    I think this is one of the first places to start the independent coffee trend in Toronto. They do their lattes right.
  • R C.
    R CAugust 24, 2014
    Great place for waiting and working. High ceilings, a large table and a big heavy mug.
  • Bastian K.
    Bastian KoellJune 25, 2014
    Simple, pure and nice interior. Big wooden table, bench and a bunch of classy old chairs. The Dark Horse Cold brewed coffe is great and mild!
  • Mateus M.
    Mateus MarchetiMay 8, 2014
    Peaceful and relaxing, with very good music and delicious espresso, besides fashion and cute staff with good mood.
  • Ramses M.
    Ramses MoyaJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best flat white (consistently) in town...
  • Tricia K.
    Tricia KOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Their new banana loaf tastes amazing!
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarquesOctober 12, 2013
    My kind of place!!
  • Luis M.
    Luis MarquesOctober 11, 2013
    Wonderful place, great coffee and very nice staff
  • Madelaine M.
    Madelaine McLaughlinSeptember 2, 2013
    Coffee here never disappoints. Love that they provide simple syrup, honey and agave syrup to sweeten iced drinks as well as hot drinks. Muffins are gargantuan and delicious. This place is aces.
  • Kimmie J.
    Kimmie JMay 12, 2013
    Kinda hipster, bring your black-rimmed glasses. Staff is friendly and cashier is cute! #eyecandy
  • Martina I.
    Martina IvsakJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The peanut butter banana muffin is my favourite. It's pretty filling too.
  • Elena
    ElenaSeptember 18, 2012
    The London Fog is amazing!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HatherAugust 30, 2012
    Expensive.
  • Celine M.
    Celine McGloneJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not just for coffee lovers....they have an awesome selection of teas too!
  • Laura B.
    Laura B.April 6, 2012
    I love love love the lemon meringue tea! It smells like tasty pie...
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MacDonaldFebruary 20, 2012
    great neighbourhood coffee house...community table is awesome
  • Sam
    SamFebruary 3, 2012
    Without a doubt the worst coffee I have ever had in my entire life.
  • the BREL team
    the BREL teamJanuary 26, 2012
    Dark Horse devotees claim this growing collection of independent coffee shops has the best espresso in the city. Read more
  • vveerrgg e.
    vveerrgg eDecember 23, 2011
    NO POWER OUTLETS! The whole space only has 1 and it's not near the working table
  • Krysta M.
    Krysta MDecember 20, 2011
    A great place to meet with friends, have a meeting (there's an option to book the large community table for a couple of hours), and just relax with a book.
  • Krysta M.
    Krysta MDecember 20, 2011
    Great place to meet up with friends.
  • Jonny B.
    Jonny BunningNovember 30, 2011
    Nice place but wonky wifi weakness :(
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua CooperNovember 21, 2011
    Muscle Masala Vanilla Fig Saffron High Protein Cookies - So good
  • Tricia K.
    Tricia KAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Cinnamon bun is melt in your mouth!
  • Mehdi M.
    Mehdi MollahasaniJuly 13, 2011
    The best espresso bar in TO, try their cappuccino. Read more
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica H-LApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Blueberry scones taste like heaven!
  • Tyrone W.
    Tyrone WarnerFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the "Quarter Horse"
  • Ian P.
    Ian PippyFebruary 4, 2011
    BUTTER TART!!!!
  • Drew F.
    Drew FJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    IMO popularity has skewed judgment on what defines a good cup of joe- ie: Starbucks. Each time I've been to DH I've had an americano comparable to Tim's. Consistency is key..and its missing here
  • Rella
    RellaJanuary 29, 2011
    The macchiato needs a *lot* of work. Very bitter.
  • Kuuala
    KuualaJanuary 16, 2011
    The Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are amazing.
  • Abe B.
    Abe BatthishJanuary 3, 2011
    Great latte.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SegalDecember 6, 2010
    Brownie was good - location has much more charm than the Spadina coffee shop.
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KennyNovember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing hot apple cider if you can get it!
  • Derrick C.
    Derrick ChoOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Americano's awesome, cranberry coconut sq is great.
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 10, 2010
    The espresso bar has secured the lease to open its 3rd locale on the corner of Queen & Euclid, crushing the hopes & dreams of fruit-inclined neighbourhood residents. Opening soon. Read more
  • Ash P.
    Ash PabaniMay 31, 2010
    Love this place...great coffee and great vibe. The flourless, butterless chocolate walnut cookie is divine and guilt-free.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RandallMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free Wi-fi
  • Artin Y.
    Artin YoussefianMarch 9, 2010
    Free WiFi
  • Paul
    PaulMarch 9, 2010
    Welcome to Dark Horse. Just one of the amazing spaces that compliments the great properties in the area. With the Broadview Lofts just mins away, my ViPs love it here. PS Foursquare users who buy/sell Read more
  • Aleksandra S.
    Aleksandra StalmachFebruary 20, 2010
    Mmmmm. Anything here is good. Love the banana chocolate chip muffins. Read more
  • Juan B.
    Juan BenitezJuly 27, 2014
    Excelente cafe en un lugar nice and easy!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LemmonSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    yummy vegan muffins !
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