Malt shop Toronto

Toronto to get a retro style malt shop

The windows have been papered over at the space formerly occupied by the Bickford Flexitarian (and before that Linuxcaffe) since mid-summer, but there's new life brewing at Harbord and Grace. The next iteration of the space at 326 Harbord St. will be a retro-style malt shop, featuring old school sodas, floats, ice cream, baked goods, and lots of confectionary items.

Bean & Baker Malt Shop is inspired by the drugstore soda fountains of yore, a concept that one suspects will work quite nicely given the store's proximity to Bickford Park. Based on the renovation photos posted by owners Brennan & Liezel Anderson, it appears that design of the interior leans on restraint rather than unabashed nostalgia for the 1950s, but once the candy shelves are up, you can bet that the place will feel like something of a throwback.

Watch for Bean & Baker's soda fountain to start flowing sometime this spring.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto is getting a drive-thru food festival on the Canada Day long weekend

The members-only Spoke Club has permanently closed in Toronto

Toronto's beach-themed outdoor patio in a parking lot is open for the summer

Toronto's most popular brunch spot has permanently closed after 23 years

Toronto's most famous sushi restaurant reinvents itself in the face of fraud and a lockdown

Toronto pub known for its massive rooftop patio has permanently closed

People are lining up for the $1 tacos at this hidden gem in Toronto

Toronto is getting a farmers' market exclusively for Afro-Caribbean food