A really nice place with perfect homestyle cooking (and baking) and friendly service in a beautifully authentic old restaurant that puts the many chains cashing in on the retro trend in their place.
Good coffee, friendly service and lots of seating to relax & enjoy your beverage. The cafe has a loft feel, lot's of large open wood tables - you never feel crowded like most of the large chains.
They have a large variety of teas, kept fresh in tin containers (which is how your tea should be stored, in a cool, dry place). Unless you're a tea aficionado, ask the staffer there to help you in your purchase. If you don't know what you want, ask them to recommend something based on what you know you like..
David's tea is nice place to grab a cup to go as they offer different varieties of tea from green, black, and herbal. Particularly notable is tea-man Steve, who was kind and learned in the ways of tea. Also a great assortment of tea related accessories. And yes, their cupcakes are loaded with mounds of icinig if you're into that.
This is the best place to get your loose leaf tea in the city. They have a huge selection, a great staff and a lovely environment. Sniff away to your hearts content, or grab a cup to go.
Majesteas is a lovely tea shop in Leslieville. You can pop in for a brewed cup, or buy a tin to gift to someone. It is a little expensive, but the tea is of really high quality. There are samples available so you can sniff them all before you choose. The staff lets you happily browse and smell the teas without bother.
Fahrenheit is like the bar Cheers except instead of serving booze the create some of the best tasting coffee in the city. Seriously, they win the NOW and Barista awards like every year. You can see these awards when you visit Fahrenheit.
Great coffee and nice sandwiches. The staff is super nice as well. Definitely an awkward space for a cafe but totally worth five stars.