A new coffee and pastry emporium just landed in Toronto

Dec 18 2019, 9:16 am

While some tackle the full monty for breakfast, feasting on eggs, bacon, and toast, others prefer a simple pastry alongside a solid cup of coffee.

If the latter speaks to you, this new spot on College might just be your new go-to.

Barocco X Nino, now open at 974 College Street, is a collaboration between artisanal Canadian coffee roaster Barocco and Nino D’Aversa, an Italian bakery and trattoria with locations across the suburban GTA.

The new outpost offers a selection of brews for your morning caffeine jolt, alongside authentic pastries that’ll take you to Europe, if only in tastebuds and spirit.


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The coffee bar offers espresso, cappuccinos, americanos and lattes, alongside matcha, nitro cold brew, hot chocolate, and more. Milk options include regular, homogenized, almond, and oat.


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Pastry offerings range from rugelach and Sicilian cannoli to mini cheesecakes and tiramisu.

Plus, the spot has a bread wall from which you can select your pick from a variety of carb-loaded indulgences. We’re talking anything from cornbread to sourdough to ciabatta with hot peppers.

The eatery’s food bar is stocked with breakfast sammies, salads, panini, pizza a taglio, and plenty of take-home foods for enjoying with the family.

And, a “training lab” that’ll feature classes of many kinds will be launching soon.


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The new eatery is open on weekdays from 7 am to 6 pm, and on weekends from 8 am to 6 pm.

So, yes — early enough for you to stop en route to work.

Barocco x Nino

Address: 974 College Street
Phone: 416-901-9974


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