Cafe Shaw Street

The cafe Dupont and Christie was waiting for

Despite a concentration of grocery stores just north of Christie Pits, the cafe and restaurant selection isn't particularly impressive. Although Faema (at the corner of Christie and Dupont) has excellent coffee and a full menu, its sizable open dining room robs it of that cosy, neighbourhood feeling that my favorite cafes always have. Enter the Hub, a smallish coffee house that's recently opened in a space formerly occupied by a convenience store just south of Dupont on Shaw. Its simple and locally focused menu, free WiFi and laid back vibe appears to be just what area residents were waiting for.

Find out more in my review of the The Hub Coffee House & Locavorium.

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