Toronto gets a Harley-Davidson-themed cafe
Toronto's newest cafe will make you feel like the leader of the pack (vroom, vroom). That's because this pop-up coffee shop at 96 Ossington Ave. is Harley-Davidson-themed.
Dubbed 1903 (the year the Harleys and the Davidsons founded the world-famous motorcycle company), the large warehouse-like space features both new and vintage bikes as well as surprisingly good coffee and plenty of seating room.
Although high quality joe should be expected considering Fahrenheit Coffee runs the bar.
I grab a deliciously creamy, yet strong cortado ($3.45) when I visit, but you can also choose from your standard lineup of caffeinated beverages.
Drip coffee ($1.70-$2), cappuccinos ($3.60-$4) and cold brew ($5) are among the offerings here.
Pastries run the gamut from cookies to croissant.
But if you pop in, you're probably not here for just java; you're here to ogle at the bikes.
And that's precisely why Harley-Davidson moved onto Ossington in the first place.
Anoop Prakash, the managing director for Harley-Davidson Canada, tells me that most of his company's GTA dealerships are in the suburbs, in areas such as Richmond Hill, Mississauga and Oshawa. This cafe lets the motorcycle brand have a presence downtown.
With bikes peppered throughout the cafe, including models that are more suitable for urban drivers, 1903 acts as sort of a shrine to all things Harley-Davidson with old photos, posters and pieces of memorabilia on the walls. There's even a garage area called The Shed that'll host workshops and classes as well as a ride simulator.
If you're obsessed with Hogs or just wanted to dream about riding away into the sunset, you can visit this Harley-Davidson brand activation until September.
Photos by Jesse Milns.
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