Poured Coffee prides itself in being the first fully zero-waste coffee shop in the city. With no paper cups, containers, napkins or disposable products in sight, the eco-friendly spot serves up high-quality coffee in reusable cups.
Combined with her lifelong dream of owning her own cafe and a passion to reduce the number of coffee cups that are sent from Toronto to landfills each day, Mira Vuletic opened the package-free coffee shop with her brother-in-law, Eddie.
The space is shared with The RE Place, a store full of sustainable products including bamboo toothbrushes, organic beauty products and even an all-natural detergent station.
Since there are no paper cups here, customers are encouraged to bring in their own favourite travel coffee mug.
For new customers who might've not brought a cup, there's what they've coined the Ugly Mug Library, which includes a collection of donated mugs that are given as to-go cups.
Alternatively, you can purchase a MiiR travel mug from the RE Place store with your coffee and get your next two drinks on-the-house.
One of their popular drinks made with their La Marzocco espresso machine is the Apple Pie Latte ($4.80) which basically tastes just as you'd hope, like a slice of pie in a glass.
The tea-based latte is made in the same style as a London Fog but with oat milk (so that it doesn't curdle) and caramel.
For all of their drinks including cappuccinos, Americanos, cortados, espressos, mochas and hot chocolates, there's a selection of milk, including organic milk from Harmony Organic Dairy.
The coffee beans, teas and baked goods sold at the cafe are all delivered by local suppliers in package-free bins, with the delicious pastries and farm-to-table food items made by Cafe Fiorentina.
The leftover oat pastries are taken and made into the sweet bread pudding in order to further avoid food waste.
There's also Beignets, European-style sugar doughnuts. The inside filling changes every day and is based on what's in season, ranging from pumpkin, apple, and different jams.
Ham and cheese, Chocolate Almond and Butter Croissants are also available.
They also usually have a sandwich on the menu. The Panini Veggie Sandwich includes year-aged cheddar, caramelized onions and roasted brussel sprouts ($9.50 for half and $16 for full).
Reusable bags can be purchased with the baked goods if you don't have your own bag or container.
Although you may have to leave with an open coffee mug and croissant in hand sans a napkin, that's a small price to pay for a greener city.