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Dark City Coffee

Posted by Staff / Posted on December 22, 2010

Dark City CoffeeDark City isn't a cafe, rather it's one of the GTA's top coffee roasters. David Thompson's roastery began as a retail operation, and expanded into two storefronts before a catastrophic fire led to bankruptcy, a business reorganization and a relocation to Scarborough, where he roasts his daily orders to a carefully selected soundtrack. Orders made by phone will be filled the next day and delivered anywhere in the GTA.

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stuart / December 22, 2010 at 03:05 pm
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Coffee is fantastic ... and at this time of year I get a couple of pounds for a Christmas present. Delivers anywhere in the GTA for free and good prices
Yyzgirl / December 22, 2010 at 09:52 pm
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We've been getting Dark City deliveries since we moved to Toronto from Seattle in 2007. The espresso roast is delicious and has a nice thick crema. Occasionally we buy beans when we're out and about - Intelligentsia, Stumptown, 49th Parallel, but none come close to Dark City! They're also extremely reliable and easy to order from with an email or voicemail.
mike / August 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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Nice picture, very atmospheric.
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Gabriel / June 18, 2013 at 11:36 am
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Drove all the way to McLavin Avenue and was puzzled to find it`s a condo. Security at the gate said Dark City`s owner rersides there but the actual business is elsewhere in Scarborough. Cannot think why visits appear to be discouraged.
Nelson / September 20, 2014 at 08:57 pm
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I tried dark city coffee based on some recommendations and the ability to choose the roast level. I noticed that all over the website they mentioned that if I am not satisfied with my order they would send another one free of charge, so I figured I had nothing to lose even though they are a bit more expensive than the beans I usually get and love at pilot.

I had ordered a medium roast and the beans showed up very dark and labelled as "Vienna roast". Most sources consider that to be a dark roast and I couldn't taste any of the characteristics of the bean. No problem, I figured, different people have different opinions of what is dark and what is medium. So I wrote politely and asked if maybe there was a mistake. No they said, Vienna is the medium. So I asked for an order of the light roast as my replacement since I wasn't satisfied.

They refused to live up to the guarantee written all over the website and would not send me my replacement. I could understand this if they had no guarantee on the website, but this seems like false advertising to me.

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