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L'Espresso Bar Mercurio

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321 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1S5, Canada
4165852233
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07:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice few hours working & eating here. Internet, good coffee, yummy french toast. A bit later I tried the soup special, which was good but not great.

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Thank J. H. C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Congratulations and thank-you for producing outstanding coffee! Always a treat to visit L'espresso bar Mercurio.

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Thank Diningfoodie
Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to many cafés all over this world, literally. So when I say this is one of my favorites I mean it. The service is wonderful, the food is fresh and extremely delicious, they have every dessert imaginable, and the coffee is high quality. It has a good atmosphere for meeting friends, studying, or a post museum snack.

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Thank Chelle_Therese
Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I had a crab meat panino (sandwich). It came with a cherry tomato and 3 olives. Although the sandwich itself was very tasty, a small salad or something with it would have made it a meal. I thought the price itself was a bit much ($17) for a sandwich, especially since you line up to order the food and then... More 

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Thank ToniinToronto
Kingston, Canada
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158 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I brought a friend to L'Espresso Bar Mercurio for lunch. Although we arrived by 11:30 am, the place was already very busy. We were fortunate to be given a table for two by a window in an anteroom. Otherwise, we might have ended up squashed up against other tables in the main room. This place requires customers to go to... More 

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Thank Introvertica
Toronto
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I work nearby, so I've been coming here for years. Their sandwiches and soups are great - and I had a Kale Caesar salad here recently that was incredible. The atmosphere can be pretty loud, and lunchtime can get very busy. The restaurant is self-serve, where you go in, get a table and walk back up to the counter to... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Bar Mercurio really doesn't have a lot of competition in this relatively sparsely served strip of Bloor Street.....but it doesn't need any....as this would probably be the first choice of diners and coffee lovers anyway. Obviously a place for coffee aficionados and lots of interesting food choices and pastries as well. The small outside patio is pleasant in warm weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place is used by the University and other area businesses for corporate events in the day and evening often as its one of the most beautiful (and functional) contemporary (non-restauranty) spots in the area. But I know it as the BEST morning coffee / breakfast meeting spots in this area. Their espresso is by definition superior (it's in the... More 

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1 Thank Paul N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a great spot to meet a friend for a chat or quick bite. As the "little sister" of Bar Mercurio across the street it has a high standard of food quality. BUt it's very much a bustle-y daytime spot and the mixed service (elements of self-serve and service combined) make it less relaxed than it could be. DECIDE!... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We dined here after visiting the ROM as it is close and was recommended. To our delight it was DELICIOUS ! We arrived about 12:15, a very busy time, however, Theresa is an AMAZINGLY efficient hostess and had us ordered and seated quite promptly. The amazing lunch arrived, one salad, one panini and 2 hot prime rib sandwiches that were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:30
Thursday
07:30 - 19:30
Friday
07:30 - 19:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 4165852233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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