How come there’s a Cookie Monster but no Coffee Monster? I guess since Sesame Street is a kids’ show and all it makes sense - what 3 year old needs more energy right? Oooh, I just had my very own Oprah style A-Ha moment. That could be our next renewable resource - kindergarteners hopped up on caffeine furiously jumping and running around powering our laptops and tvs. Ok, ok, I hear you, it’s not right to do that to our most precious resource. I was kidding, obvs. Sort of.
Anyways, for those morning that you are the Coffee Monster personified and need anywhere between one and five coffes to become human again Aroma Espresso Bar has your back. Their latest entry to the coffee wars is at Bay and Charles St., within spitting distance of a deli, Tim Horton’s, and Starbucks (which is renovating the former location of Timothy’s, directly across Bay St.). If you’re a world-champion spitter you could add Second Cup, Timothy’s, Loblaws and McDonalds to that list of places to grab a joe within a one block radius.
The latest outpost is cute, with adorable white-washed walls and plenty of tables inside and out for customers needing a spot to enjoy their coffee break. So far it’s been pretty quiet there in the mornings, but I’m sure in no time at all it will be bursting at the seams with students, retirees and the office-less just like their other locations.
Until then I’ll keep enjoying my “desk” and the free chocolates that adorn every coffee (they really know the way to a girl’s heart!).