Aroma Espresso Bar is a Cafe that goes above and beyond what a lot of cafe's do. They really listen to their patrons and provide a place and food that they are looking for.
Aroma was founded in Jerusalem in 1994 and in 2007 they opened in the Annex on Bloor St. in Toronto.
This month they listened to their customers in the Jewish community and opened a Kosher Aroma Espresso Bar on Bathurst Street just north of Wilson Ave in North York. This area has a high density of people that follow Kosher practices so it is a really great thing that they are now able to meet up with friends and family in a space that serves their needs.
I dropped in this week on my way home to check out the space and pick up an Ice Aroma, one of my favourite things there to take it to go. It's a good thing I planned to take it to go because every seat in the place was taken. It was a monday night even, so obviously this is something people are happy about.
What I really like about Aroma is the Mediterranean menu of fresh made in house dishes. They have fresh salads, the chopped salad is a great one in the summer. They also bake fresh bread on site and serve up massive slices with their fresh sandwiches. They also make fresh Mint using real mint tea and not the stuff in tea bags. I doubt you will find that at any other chain coffee house. Also their Ice Lemon Mint is also made with the fresh mint. I love to have these in the summer when it is really hot outside.
They have also launched a new BOLD coffee recently. Although I haven't tried it yet I am sure it fills the need of coffee lovers who like choices.
Their Hot Chocolates are made using real chocolate. You will find actual melted chocolate at the bottom of the cup. No pre packaged powder mixes. They also have delicious pastries to go with your teas, coffees and hot chocolate or cold drinks.
There are about 20 locations in Toronto and ever growing. They will be opening one very close to me soon on Yonge Street near Mel Lastman Square. I am sure it will be a busy place and I am sure I will stop in with friends.
For locations near you check out their website: Aroma Espresso Bar with this link.
And for a bonus when you order your drinks they give you a tiny piece of chocolate. Who doesn't love chocolate at the end of their meal.