The folks behind Lil' Baci are opening BOB Coffee Bar

Feb 9 2017, 2:49 pm

BOB Coffee Bar is coming soon to Toronto’s Davenport Village.

From the folks behind Lil’ Baci, Mark Bacci, Suresh Singh, and Riyaz Somani are tapping into their collective coffee obsessions to open a new all-day neighbourhood hub serving coffees and teas by day and then transitioning into cocktails and desserts in the evening.

Drawing inspiration from Intelligentsia Coffee in Venice Beach and LA’s Alfred, expect a fun mixed-use space featuring a cafe area upfront furnished with leather chesterfields and bar tops overlooking the park.

The space will also lend itself to art shows, book launches and other events, and will retail branded merchandise as well as a curated selection of records, and a book of the month club (selected by the staff but also meant to be a reflection of BOB’s patrons).

Drinks-wise, standard espresso-based beverages will be made with beans from Hale Coffee Roasters, in addition to signature creations such as a Spanish latte spun with condensed milk.

There will be drip too! A bold house blend courtesy of Las Chicas and rotating specials from other indie roasters. An expansive selection of teas will be stocked by Tealish.

To eat in the morning, expect oatmeals, granola, pasties from Petite Thuet and coconut mousse parfaits. A grab and go selection at lunch will include ready-made salads, daily soups, and four sandwiches including a three-cheese grilled cheese and a Cubano.

The dessert menus will go old school with select Dufflet cakes on offer while the bar will focus on all-Canadian products; wineries, small batch distillers, and local brewers.

Come summertime BOB will do ice cream sandwiches and eventually expand its lunch offerings and add brunch service with the opening of Annabelle restaurant in the back.

So who is this very cool sounding BOB?

No one actually.

The cafe got it’s name because co-owner Mark Bacci is a motorcycle enthusiast and he stuck the name of his favourite bike into the logo design as a placeholder… it just stuck.

BOB Coffee Bar

Address: 440 Christie Street, Toronto
Instagram: @bobcoffeebar

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