Haven’t done an espresso post for a while. No, I’m not off caffeine, just hitting old fave spots. Even Starbucks, which is always reliable ““~ and I like the décor, and all the amusing lingo. Anyone of you read the book?
My theory on Starbucks is that they have paved the way for all the greatly improved, and exciting independent coffee houses that we enjoy today.
Fred Eaglesmith was here at the Acoustic Grill (Picton) last week and I liked his response to people who diss Starbucks “˜corporate’ coffee “So you’re driving a homemade car now?!”
Speaking of independents my trips to TO are more pleasant since I discovered End of the Thread in Brighton. Great espresso and even better home-baked goods ““ located in an antique/retro emporium. Be careful or you might be buying a lot more than coffee! Tell Steve I sent you. That’s him stepping out for a smoke.
END OF THE THREAD, 15 Main Street, Brighton~ endofthethread.com
If the Espresso Trail ever brings people to Guelph then check out the downtown Planet Bean. Somehow they seem to get extra crema on their espresso shots. Best espresso I have tasted this side of the Italian border.