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Cabbagetown Brew

Posted by Staff / Posted on December 2, 2012

Cabbagetown BrewCabbagetown Brew offers a cafe experience in stark contrast to neighbourhood favourite Jet fuel. Upholstered chairs and an airy feel give way to Thuet pastries and an assortment of gelato. The coffee? Let's just say that's not the primary attraction here as both the espresso machine and barista skills could use a bit of an upgrade.

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Ragu / December 23, 2012 at 05:32 pm
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blog t.o. everyone has a wright to there own experience,so you endng your thoughts with a negative about Cabbagetown brew isnt fair, diffently up lefted the north side of Parliament.also being the fact .that jetfuel has been around for over 25 years and Cabbagetown brew being in the block and opened for two months has diffently creating a dent and slowly picking away at clients .bottom line theres enough clients for all,people should isten to only 10% of what blogs say,People do yourself a favour check out Cabbagetown brew yourself.I tried their Coffee and its dam good and I guarantee you the Coffee shops on the block have a new competitor to worry about.:)
Vanessa / December 26, 2012 at 01:44 pm
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My name is Vanessa ,funny how blog toronto can state that a Cafe shop that has been open for ruffly two months has been compared to jetfuel a coffee shop that has been around for over 25 years,great for Cabbagetown brew,that's a positive.Also I read what you wrote for jetfuel and compared what you wrote for Cabbagetown brew,you obviously haven't sat down with anyone at Cabbagetown brew.There coffees are great and there service is fabulous and very Clean.Also if you knew anything about coffee machines,like a violin ,the older the violin the sweeter the sound.Per the barista skills the owner is on it 2/3 coffee shop running,it seems that based on your right ups that..a ) you haven't sat down with anyone at Cabbagetown brew and your close friends with jetfuel,I have at least 10-12 mixed restaurant and other cafe owners that have stated ,that if the blog toronto righter doesn't get the attention they want ! The review won't be up to par.Shame on you ,blog toronto.pls allow others to have there own experience and opinion.
Sean / January 25, 2013 at 10:32 am
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I live in the Cabbagetown neighborhood and am actually delighted to see this new gem in the neighborhood. I remember walking by when they were just setting up and the decor and style of this place was what initially excited me. I'm so thrilled to have a classy cafe on parliament street that doesn't hurt your bank account.

I went in a few weeks later to try it out and loved it. The coffee is bold and strong - they have a cool one that is super strong called the Road Runner which I usually get when I need a boost. I've also tried their chai tea and it's really tasty - something they put in there is different/unique.

Thought I'd give a bit of a real review of this place because it has become my favorite cafe in the area.

I don't think it's fair for blogTO to give such a short and poor review. What tempted me to comment was when I saw the thorough reviews of the other cafes listed to the right of this page. This one doesn't even have as many words or pictures. I wanted to urge customers to try this place out for themselves!

OH! and they have really good pastries and gelato too.
Arby / February 17, 2013 at 03:46 pm
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Those of us who have been popping into BlogTO's coffee shop review section for a few years just don't expect professional reviews. It is what it is. I'm happy to be able to find something online that gives me a bit of an idea what's out there. I can then go check things out for myself.

I'm working in the nabe off and on and while I'm happy that there's a 24 hour Tim Horton's close by, I'm genuinely put off by the pretentious, unfair treatment I received last time I was into Jet Fuel. And, unlike my previous visit, the Americano was crap. I think she mutilated the espresso. I might have discussed it with her (some shops light tamp [mutilate] the espresso when they make Americanos) if she showed any sign of being open to it.

I paid for my drink, held out my squeeze pouch for her to drop my change into and, Get this!, she protested stating that she didn't want to do my work for me! I have no idea what she meant. What work. Give me my change and don't talk trash to me. But I guess that's too much to ask for at Jet Fuel.

I'll be around to check out this new spot. Jenny's, around the corner on Gerrard (s/w corner Parliament & Gerrard) a block west, is awesome. Jenny knows food. The coffee's Social, which is tasty. Parliament street residents have some options.
Gilles / March 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm
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Been to this place a few times already and loved it. Contrary to your review, my lattes were EXCELLENT. You feel welcome there (owners/staff are friendly), again contrary to how I felt the few times I stepped into Jet Fuel (I don't think I'm cool enough for them). I also had to organize a meeting of a small group of volunteers and they were gracious enough to let us have it there. All in all, a wonderful addition to a wonderful neighbourhood.
Kate / March 10, 2014 at 09:42 pm
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This place is beautiful looking and I would come here everyday...if only the coffee was good! It's the worst coffee I've ever had. I hope the owners change whatever they're using and put up a sign about doing so outside, so that I can become a regular there.
Zachary / June 11, 2014 at 05:24 pm
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A great place, I am glad I gave it a shot. Marshmallow Latte? OH YES. Apparently that's a thing! Its awesome! The place has a very sort of royal look to it, with throne like chairs. Very comfortable environment. Great lighting. I will DEFINITELY will be back.

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