coffeeculture

Four places in Toronto to Fika by Didier Young

Ingrained deep in Swedish culture, you will find a word that refers to a very special social institution; Fika. A back slag originally created during the 19th Century, the word fika is derived from an old variant of the word kaffe, meaning coffee in Swedish. While the literal meaning of the word is “to have coffee”, it now also refers to small meal breaks that may be taken during the day, similar in concept to an afternoon tea with the inclusion of sandwiches and fikabröd (fika bread) such as cardamom buns. The global crush we seem to have developed for everything Scandinavian started with fashion and furniture and organically led to our desire to adapt their lifestyle ethos to our lives. Today on the blog, I am talking about a few of my favourite places to fika in Toronto.

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McCafé at Home by Didier Young

It is no secret that I have a high affinity for coffee. There was once a blessed time where half a cup of coffee would suffice to render me shaking for hours, but nowadays it takes about three of them to somewhat wake me up. While I do love going out and exploring the city for different coffee places to work at while enjoying my favourite hot beverage, I also tend to require at least one cup of said beverage to get me out of the house. Vicious circle, I know.

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Boxcar Social: Queen's Quay by Didier Young

I will have to make a confession. I was one of the last passengers to jump onto the Boxcar bandwagon. I did not discover the brand of coffee shops until the second location opened up in a reconverted furniture store in the east end of Toronto. Since then, I have always made sure to make myself present and with my ticket in hand at Boxcar Social.....

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