covid19 prevention toronto

This is how one Toronto cafe is responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Most people in Toronto are staying at home thanks to COVID-19, but most cafes and restaurants in the city are still running as usual, albeit with some extra conditions. 

The popular Roncy cafe Cherry Bomb is one business that recently announced some precautionary measures, including no longer accepting cash at the register. 

The changes, which the cafe listed off Thursday on social media, also include leaving the door open during business hours. Staffers recommend guests dress warmly if they plan on having their coffee in the shop. 

They'll also no longer be serving their drinks in personal mugs or tumblers.

Staff members will be responsible for stirring in milk and sugar, rather than having an open station available to guests. 

"We ask that all customers accept these special requests and we welcome further recommendations you may have to help keep you and our space safe," says the cafe.

People are praising the cafe for taking extra steps to keep guests safe, while also acknowledging that it's hard for some people to kick a cafe habit, particularly when coffee fixes are involved. 

Lead photo by

Cherry Bomb


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto restaurant now has tent-like pods on its outdoor patio

Toronto's popular Latin American grocery store closed after devastating fire

Hungover Toronto woman places Uber Eats delivery order for ketchup

Some restaurants in Ontario might start banning diners from Toronto

The top 25 restaurant patios for a date night in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto restaurant looking for cosplayer delivery people

These are the rules for covered and enclosed patios for outdoor dining in Toronto

10 restaurants in Toronto that do Sunday Roasts for takeout or delivery