While Starbucks usually receives most of the credit for the Pumpkin Spice Latte, apparently there are other Toronto-based companies that are following suit.
With Halloween just around the corner (depressing isn’t it?) and Thanksgiving right behind it, there is no better time to splurge on a sweet Pumpkin-flavored and if you’d like a break from the Venti norm and are looking for things to do in Toronto, here are some places to try:
Bull Dog Coffee
89 Granby Street, Toronto ON
Bull Dog Coffee focuses primarily on espresso and features a unique blend of coffee created with beans from Africa and both Central and South America. In addition, during the Fall season they feature a variety of themed pumpkin beverages.
260 Richmond St. E., Toronto ON
In addition to their plethora of pumpkin and popular panini, Café 260 offers a wide variety of flavored coffees like butter pecan, Bavarian chocolate and vanilla hazelnut. The specialty coffees are roasted every 48 hours.
307 Augusta Ave., Toronto ON
While Kensington Market is known for many things, coffee is becoming a burgeoning industy in the farmer’s market. Café Pamenar features a couple of patios and a beautiful garden in its backspace. The coffee beans are primarily brought in from Victoria B.C. and Dundas O.N., and there are delicious panini sandwiches available as well. Homemade pastries with an Iranian flair are baked each morning. As with the other locations on our list, the location also serves up pumpkin specialties during the Fall season.
Indie Ale House
2876 Dundas St. W., Toronto ON
If you are looking for more of a seasonal adult beverage.the Indie Ale House offers beers that aren’t really available anywhere else. Some of their most popular varieties include the English Porter and the Belgian Sour. In addition to an extensive menu that includes standard pub fare like burgers and pizza, there are also delicious specialty items on it as well, including butternut squash samosas and veggie mac and cheese. Forget about green beer on St. Paddy’s Day. This is where you can get some pumpkin pale ale.