Steam is rising, beans are crackling and the air is infused with the smell of freshly roasted and ground coffee. This is our hive, where we work and call home; where we practise the crafts of roasting, brewing and cupping.
Located in an historic jam factory with a view of Toronto’s skyline, Merchants Cafe has an air of rustic elegance. Coffee lovers swarm inside to witness and learn about our crafts while working away and sipping the freshest coffee in town.
Each morning, we roast a variety of single origin coffees, and we offer roasting demonstrations every Saturday from 9-5pm. Much of our energy also goes into perfecting our steep & filter brewing method, which uses cotton filters and a mix of unconventional coffee tools.
Stop by for a cup and linger with a good book, or arrange your work meeting around a fresh litre of single origin brew served in a classic Italian wine carafe. We are best-known for our bold and flavourful black coffee; but we also serve espresso-based beverages prepared on an antique Victoria Arduino espresso machine.
Most importantly, we use fresh-roasted, fresh-ground and fresh-brewed coffee in every single cup we serve. We invite you to come and discover the true taste of great coffee.
*All of our coffee consists of 100% arabica beans; certified fair trade and organic.