The place Toronto

The Place

The Place started out as online floral business and now also sells single origin coffee and premium tea made using a variety of high end methods in their cafe on lower Church Street. A few beverages even combine java and fauna.

Seating is limited with very few small tables, but that doesn't present much of an issue to the primarily grab and go business.

Place Cafe Toronto

Your lavender mint latte ($4.75) won’t look as beautiful if you pop a to go top on it, though. Dried lavender topping the foam creates a rare aromatic experience before you take a sip, though the fragrance overpowers almost any other flavour, including mint. Also, be careful not to get too many gritty petals in your mouth when you sip.

Place Cafe Toronto

The signature Volcarose latte is a similar invention, slightly more delicate with the rose scent and flimsier shredded rose petals.

Place Cafe Toronto

Peach green iced tea ($3) has a pleasant fruity taste. They use Harney & Sons premium teas for hot and iced drinks.

Place Cafe Toronto

They use Matcha Uji to make their matcha lattes ($5), available hot or iced, and even with soy milk. This last option actually pleasantly sweetens up the drink a bit since they use vanilla soy.

Place Cafe Toronto

Simple snacks like ham and cheese croissant sandwiches ($4.50) are basic but satisfying.

Place Cafe Toronto

Preserved roses ($69) in various colours are imported from Ecuador, plucked from a volcanic region that produces large blooms with rich colours ideal for display longevity.

Place Cafe Toronto

Boxes of bouquets of fresh roses ($119 - $219) are arranged using nineteen roses selected from a bunch of twenty-five.

Place Cafe Toronto

They then dry the rest and use them for decoration, but honestly I’d totally buy one of these “sub-par” roses for a few buck. All bouquets are arranged in house.

Place Cafe Toronto

The Syphon (available for purchase for $149) is one of The Place’s more unique coffee-making methods. For an extra buck, we get a small cup of organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe ($4). The grounds go into a container on top of a small pot of water, boiled with a burner.

Place Cafe Toronto

Water boils up into the container on top and is stirred with the grounds, then drips back down slowly through a filter.

Place Cafe Toronto

Ice drip coffee ($4.50) takes much longer, basically another method of producing cold brew, ice water dripping down very slowly through a tall Dr.-Seuss-like contraption.

the place torontoThe Place replaced a Menchies frozen yogurt shop, so if you notice anything odd about recessed displays in the back showcasing floral arrangements and coffeeware, it's just because that's where the ice cream machines used to be.

Place Cafe Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


The Place

Leaflet | © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap Improve this map

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest Reviews

Zav Coffee Shop & Gallery

Dazzling Cafe

Sam James (Spadina)

The Nugget

Elchi Chai Shop

The Dock on Queen