The weekend is promising – we want to check out at least two festivals: The Taste of Little Italy and the Blues Fest at the Distillery District. But first, we head out to Kensington Market and the best coffee in the city…
Here’s where I go, from the Toronto Life magazine:
Louie Pavao founded this corner spot as a fruit stand 41 years ago; his four sons (Victor, John, Ozzie and Mike) now preside over the café and bulk shop with familial pride. More shack than shop, it serves up the perfect latte (potent and smooth); and with hundreds of different kinds of tea, coffee and spice filling pretty glass jars, the old-fashioned general store pops with colour. A dreamscape for the candy cognoscenti, Acoreana rescues many classics (Tunnock’s Snowballs, Thrills gum) from extinction.
235 Augusta Ave., 416-593-9717.