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Aroma Espresso Bar

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Cafe, Canadian, Israeli
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500 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y3, Canada
+1 416-536-7750
Today
07:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Halifax, Canada
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152 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Do not order a whole sandwich unless you're really hungry. Food is fresh and portions are excellent.

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Thank Thefoodmonkey
Calgary
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is on a busy intersection for coffee shops. Three of the four corners have one. I prefer this one. Best coffee, pastries and staff.

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Thank Alan N
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This review is really for the Bloor Street East location, but I am assuming that what happens at one location is typical to the chain. The Bloor Street East location is relatively new, so does not have a Trip Advisor listing yet. The one with the listing is the original. Overall, the food is consistent and healthy, something for most... More 

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Thank savvysolo
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice chill out place if you are looking for a good cup of coffee, food and wifi to chill the afternoon away. We were just bumping around the area and wanted to stop by a place to soend the afternoon. Ordered a juice and hazelnut latte with a cinnamon apply danish. Good food and good coffee...and service... More 

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Thank EarthlingA
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Yes, it is a bit pricey. I have to say that it is better than Starbucks. I'm completely addicted to the Ice Aroma Light!!!

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Thank kat-tdot
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our coffee and cappuccino at Aroma, but I think most things besides the beverages could use some work. The service wasn't great: I was not offered milk for my coffee, and the worker at the cash seemed very bored. The décor inside is nice and my first reaction was that it would be a nice place to come... More 

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Thank Alison T
Los Angeles
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422 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

You can always count on Aroma for good food and good coffee. The menu offers a ton of healthy and tasty options - very different from most coffee places that just have pre-made sandwiches wrapped in plastic. A lot of reviewers noted that it's not that clean. I can't say that I have seen it dirty, but this is a... More 

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Thank d0ndequiera
toronto Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I have promised myself to never go to aroma again until they start to take more care of general cleanliness. Especially the bathroom where i would not let my grandchild use the toulet, it was that gross! Uck. I nearly lost my lunch when i stepped into the bathroom. You will be glad that i dont have a photo of... More 

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Thank emel3
Ontario
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Recently had breakfast here. Food was decent, coffee good, service fine. But the place was not acceptably clean. Floors needed mopping; in the morning sun every glass window pane needed a good going over. Did not make me want to go back. There's too much local competition to be so careless. Also makes me wonder how clean the kitchen is....

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Thank I_love_to_fly
Winnipeg
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147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had three meals at Aroma. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. There was something for everyone in the family. It wasn't cheap, and it wasn't cheap food. Everything tasted like it was made fresh. The coffee was excellent. The salads were large and tasted healthy. We'll definitely return.

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Thank brianS1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Israeli
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-536-7750

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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