Situated at 1103 Queen St East at Caroline Ave, Leslieville's Remarkable Bean is the newly arrived little sister to its long established Beaches location, which turns 21 this year. Brother and sister George and Marianne are the dedicated and caffeine-entranced owners, and they make a truly welcoming pair!
On a lovely warm fall day, Urbaneer stopped in to sample the wares and was treated to a great tour of the new spot's highlights, including a very impressive coffee roasting system. George and Marianne have been roasting their own coffee for the past dozen years or so, and having 10 varieties of freshly roasted organic beans on hand can't be beat for taste or even just the fantastic aroma!
There's another thing that makes the Remarkable Bean even more remarkable: they bake all their tasty goods from scratch, in house, and the making of many of those yummy treats involve something called BUTTER! George mentioned he buys hundreds and hundreds of pounds of the stuff each month, and that in and of itself can be a challenge. Urbaneer can attest to the delicious results!
The Remarkable Bean is quite a bit more than a stop to fuel up and get a great cup of java; it's a little centre of neighbourly social activity - there's a weekly chess night, and, thanks to George's continued involvement in the music scene, an open mic night as well - how fab is that?
The Remarkable Bean
1103 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Open Monday - Sunday 7AM-10PM
Along with our faves like fab Brick Street Bakery, Queen Margherita Pizza and nearby Bobbette And Belle Bakery, The Remarkable Bean is yet another fabulous spot to discover in the Leslieville/Riverside/South Riverdale neighbourhood. Can you imagine having this tried-and-true authentic coffee stop and bakery replete with delicious baked-in-house treats, roasted-on-the-spot beans and their spectacular aromas only steps from your home? Check out this stunning urban oasis featured in The Globe and Mail currently offered for sale for $839,000 we call-->Luxe On Louvain Avenue!
~ the urbaneer team
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