Friday, February 18, 2011

First Experience: Si Espresso

 Si Espresso Bar
Address: 748 Broadview Ave
Neighbourhood: The Danforth
Tel: (416) 463-5550

In true Italian fashion, Si Espresso is standing room only. With an L shape ceramic titled counter hugging the window and exposed brick wall giving just enough space to feel welcomed to enjoy that sip of espresso. Warm tones of reds, and browns create a great autumn warmth as you step into a feel for Italy. Detail isn't spared at this location, with that warm community feel from the jam packed bulletin boards, and even a greeting smile with lovely array of pastries. They even give you a nod of acknowledgment as you enter the cafe/espresso bar, making you feel like you've been here for years.

There is a growing trend of location that seem to be smaller than your average bedroom. But for good rhyme and reason. Higher turnover, no fuss over washrooms, no wifi, and customers genuinely enjoy your product. Smart business plan.

Several times I've gone into Si, but the baristas weren't knowledgeable about the equipment they were working with, bad sign All I know is , that it's very Italian - splashing a Ferrari logo over the yellow sides.

Beans: Italian Beans from Italy
Verdict: Smooth and velvetly aromas, but quickly subsides to bitter, acidic bad aftertaste. Truly Italian Dark Roasted. Too dark for my liking.

In addition the Large cup throws me off.

Not impressed!


  1. I hear it has been sold and renovated....going to give it a try....

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