This week I wrote an editorial for the Ryersonian about the over-abundance of coffee shops on campus. As a non-coffee drinker, it was pretty fun to do, as I had no idea exactly how many places we have to fuel up before class. For your viewing convenience, I’ve included a link to the map below.
To check out the map, click here!
As you can see, there’s an overabundance of Tim Horton’s and Starbucks to satiate our thirst, but what about those of us with a more scienerning pallate? As it stands, there are a couple shops around campus that you can sit down and enjoy the atmosphere.
This shop is my personal favourite, but it’s a little far from campus; it’ll be a ten-to-fifteen minute walk down Carleton to Cabbagetown. It’s got a sweet bike-team motif with awesome art hanging from the walls, and serves their beverages in pint glasses. The neighborhood’s a bit rough around the edges, but Jet Fuel shines.
I find that Oakham is somewhat of a misunderstood fixture at Ryerson. It’s almost like we take it for granted: it’s there, does a great job and has a killer atmosphere. I’ve taken a couple dates there and had some cheap lunches; definitely worth your time if you don’t want to walk far from campus.
I’ve heard weird things about the Bulldog; it’s known for its artistic foam designs, but there are more than enough reviews saying that its customer service is some of the worst in the city. I’ve never been there myself, but perhaps you can help me out in the comments: is good coffee worth being yelled at?