Michael and I took a stroll down Queen east today and landed at Red Rocket Café in Leslieville. Our mutual friends, Cameron and Jason gave us a gift card about a month ago when they came by for dinner and the bonus weather gave us the push we needed to check it out together.
They pride themselves on serving fresh food and fair trade coffee. There’s wireless internet and they allow pets on your patio (they will even play with your pet while you get your bevvie). Starbucks is not the only option, in Leslieville. This place has charm, great service and some eco-friendly mugs (one of which I hope ends up in my stocking this Christmas).