Admittedly, I have only been to Toronto once. Still mildly obsessed with the foodie culture. One of our most memorable foodie adventures also happened to be one of the most beautiful.
It took 2.5 days for me to fall madly in love. Toronto has the sleek look of Atlanta, with the artsiness of Philadelphia, and the buzz of downtown New York. Needless to say, I was impressed. My absolute f a v o r i t e part about TO was the distillery district. I know someone from Toronto would read that and go, "Of course it was, tourist." Honestly, Kanye shrug because it was fabulous. I was lucky enough to have my friend Sean take me there while we were both in city. He's a Toronto native, and knew exactly which places would make me look like the heart eyes emoji.
Case in point: Balzac's Coffee Roasters. Let me just put it out there that the coffee is delicious. In fact, it's insanely delicious. Whether you are getting the plain espresso, a foamy latte, or a specialty drink, you will not be disappointed. I genuinely had to make sure I wasn't being fooled by the decor, because I was 100% in love.
I wholeheartedly stand by the reality that there is a lot of bad coffee out there. Ditch the pessimism and realize that there is also a lot of good coffee out there.
The good coffee is even better when you are in the middle of the warehouse district under fabulous chandeliers. Balzac's is cozy, chic, and highly instagrammable. We spent a copious amount of time slowly sipping lattes and watching people wander through the maze of brick-covered buildings.
It is remarkably easy to fall in love with Balzac's. Everyone was kind, the coffee was good, and the ambiance is fairly unrivaled. Be sure to have your coffee to stay, but wander around Distillery. It is full of shops, history, great restaurants, and the unbelievably cute Love Locks installation.
Take some time this spring to explore Toronto if you haven't! Grab some coffee, bring a friend, and get ready to make TO your new favorite go-to. It's way too close to not be on your list.