A review of Mountain Bean Coffee

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On Friday, my friend Annalise and I went to check out Mountain Bean Coffee. Here’s what we thought.

The deets:

  • a 20 minute walk south on Bayview from Glendon Campus (just north of Eglinton)
  • fair-trade organic coffee, smoothies, juices, sandwiches
  • price range: under $10
  • outlets and free Wifi


Service: 5/5

I forgot to ask for lactose free milk until the barista was already making my drink, but she nicely said “no problem” and frothed a new cup of almond milk. She even said goodbye to us as we were leaving. Needless to say, I was impressed!

Atmosphere: 3.8/5 Mountain Bean Coffee offers a pretty unique vibe. Sort of an “in-a-cabin-by-the-fire” feel. There’s a lot of wood slatting, dim lighting, and even a fireplace (truly). Music is played in the shop, so keep this in mind if you’re thinking about studying there.

Menu: 3/5 MBC offers drinks and some sandwiches/sweets (pastries, croissants). On the downside, the menu is pretty limited. It includes: “Build Your Own” smoothies ($4.99), flavoured lattes ($3.50), and Blend’r smoothies ($7.99). One smoothie was listed as containing banana, spinach, dates, cacao powder, avocado, almond milk, and protein powder. Intense, right?

The Verdict: casually recommended For the friendliness of the service, the warmth of the atmosphere, and the solid offerings, I’d go to Mountain Bean Coffee again.

*Ideal for: after work-out smoothie or pre-lecture charge up

Where do you go to grab coffee off-campus? Recommendations?
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