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Mercury Organic Espresso Bar

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915 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1J4, Canada
+1 647-435-4779
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08:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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Cambodia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another quaint coffee house in the Leslieville neighborhood, but in the end far less stylish and more importantly, the coffee verges on the brink of accceptability, rather than standing out the way it does at much of the competition in this crowded playing field. So, an acceptable choice, but there are definitely better options in the area.

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Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've become very picky about my coffee partly because of this place. Great americano - best I've had in Toronto so far. I concur with reservations about the service expressed in other reviews. It's hit and miss on that front. And the snack selection is very limited. But the coffee... gets 5 stars. I don't hang out there, just pick... More 

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Thank pjrr2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Busy little spot with very friendly barista. Delicious croissant too! Great area of Toronto with lots of places to shop and eat.

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Thank Mike A
Montreal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

When I walked in on a rather cold April day and looked around, I remember thinking maybe it is not such a good idea. I should have followed my first instinct. The place seemed sad, lifeless and dirty, but since I read some reviews before coming to Toronto and listed up all places that offer organic coffee, I decided to... More 

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Thank gsmontreal
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Well, this is an interesting one. Mercury offers a generally good experience in that it has a great selection of coffees for purchase and their espresso is very good. I got the sense that the barista wasn't totally sure of what she was doing, though she looked comfortable behind the bar. The place was quite busy, though not particularly clean.... More 

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Thank IHeartTheobromine
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Best coffee in the area. This is the consummate queen street east leslieville cool location. The coffee excellent, service with a smile and uber chic atmosphere of locals, hipsters, stinkers, and celebrity's.

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Thank Monkeypooking
Toronto Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Timeline: Tuesday, November 11, 3:05 p.m. Mercury was always one of my favourite cafe's on Queen Street, East. Today, that changed. The service was slow. The cappuccinos were poor. And the spoons weren't clean.

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Thank Jack-Dru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon Mercury while looking for an early Sunday morning coffee. Typical small indie café type industrial vibe. Small patio and benches out front and small pastry selection. Most importantly, solid coffee! Don't think they WiFi. I will come back if I'm in the neighborhood. Recommended

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Thank RM12
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

I guess I was the latest recipient of hipster disdain. Coffee was good, but it was FREEZING in the cafe and the music ... how does one put it ... bit. Oddly, no one - except the barista - really seemed to enjoy it!

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Thank ZEDTalks
Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Mercury might just do the best espresso in the city. The place doesn't seat many customers, but there is a nice outdoor patio for when the weather is warm. I'm such a fan that I featured Mercury in my novel "Bad Blood" scheduled for release in the spring of 2014.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 19:00
Thursday
06:30 - 19:00
Friday
06:30 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 647-435-4779

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East End
The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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