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Agenda Cafe

Agenda is a spacious cafe in the heart of Little Italy that brews all the standard offerings of your neighbourhood coffee shop, plus a food counter for quick eats.  

Located at the front of the CHIN building – a stronghold of the local Italian community – the cafe brings a sense of rejuvenation to a space frequented mostly by the elderly. 

agenda cafe torontoCo-owners Angela Brock and Ian Cameron are the same folks behind Bloorcourt's Field Trip Cafe.

agenda cafe torontoThe duo's penchant for vintage school-themed decor and Wes Anderson-inspired palettes comes through once again in the varnished wood furniture and baby blue walls of their second space. 

agenda cafe torontoThere's a selection of plants sprucing up the corners and walls of the cafe. A handmade table with a built-in planter and lots of foliage serves as the centre piece where people can work without having to make direct eye contact with the person across from them. agenda cafe torontoOne big plus of this cafe is that the music plays from vintage Bose speakers, meaning your study soundtrack won't ever be ruined by the scratchy audio from blown out speakers. 

agenda cafe torontoLattes here come in smalls ($3.90) and large ($4.45) with all coffees made with double shots from either Propeller or Hatch. You can also get organic tea ($2.75) and cider for $3.25. 

agenda cafe torontoIf you're hungry, the food counter offers an assortment of sandwiches and salad bowls from Food Benders ($7.45), plus a daily vegan house soup ($6 for a large) like spicy Moroccan chickpea soup. 

agenda cafe torontoAll of their meats come from the award-winning London deli Sikorski, including their roast beef sandwich ($7.95) on brioche buns from Fred's Bread that features a housemade horseradish mayo. 

agenda cafe torontoYour order also comes with a side of Kettle chips or slaw with apples, shredded carrots and some vinegar. 

agenda cafe torontoLocal company Loop offers cold-pressed juices ($8) made from fruits that are usually deemed unusable (a.k.a has one too many bruises) by other big box brands.

agenda cafe torontoThey've also got a big selection of baked goods made in house like scones ($3.15) and vegan chocolate zucchini muffins ($2.75).

agenda cafe torontoThe cruffin ($4), which is muffin-shaped but texturally croissant-like, is an interesting creation which comes with spinach and feta or almonds.

agenda cafe toronto

Despite its floor-to-ceiling windows and open back entrance to the CHI building, the vibe in Agenda has less of a transient feel than expected, proving itself to be a viable spot for studying and some needed caffeine.agenda cafe toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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