If you're on the lookout for an ideal morning java boost, look no further than Thor Espresso located at 35 Bathurst Street. Strutting a decidely friendly and happening scandinavian minimalist vibe, Thor offers a unique twist on the more usual espresso offerings found in the city. Using beans roasted by Richmond Hill's Social Coffee And Tea Company, Thor owners Patrick Tu and Tom Junek employ a particular espresso machine manufactured by Slayer (we especially love the custom touch of hand carved wings, to match the magnificent wings of Thor's nordic helmet!) which allows the barista to manually control the pressure as the shot of espresso is pulled, and the result is phenomenally smooth and sweet - how fabulous is that?
Add in superb fun and friendly service, delicious treats baked up by local bakeries Circle and Square and Desmond and Beatrice and you've got everything you need for a perfect neighbourhood go-to hot spot. And on a frosty winter day like the ones we've all just been experiencing, who could resist getting all snuggled in a shearling chair-warmer? This is true nordic brilliance at its best - we recommend you stop in for a visit!
Thor Espresso Bar
35 Bathurst Street at Niagara
Toronto, ON M5V 2P2
Mon-Fri 7AM to 6PM
Sat 8AM to 6PM
Sun 8AM to 5PM
Along with our faves like fab Gusto 101, Balzac's Coffee Roasters and nearby Thompson Diner, Thor Espresso Bar is yet another great spot to discover in the King West/Niagara/Liberty Village neighbourhood. Can you imagine having this sweet little java stop replete with delicious treats and a super dreamy scandinavian vibe only steps from your home? Check out this stunning you-as-a-movie-star two-level urban oasis currently offered for sale called-->A Lofty Cityvista 'House In The Sky' On Niagara Street!
~ the urbaneer team
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