The Chinatown location is larger and more spacious than other branches but we were still hard pressed to find a seat in the city's more favoured study spots. Surrounded by exposed brick walls and pipes, chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and artwork propped up all around (and also mostly for sale), Dark Horse gives provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend, read a book, or lock yourself down and for a more productive study session.
The café is also rather famous for their large communal tables--an idea inspired by a European trip taken by co-owner, Deanna Zunde, who figured Toronto could also use a little encouragement to make some new friends.
This time around, we decided to pick up a Macchiato ($3.10), Blueberry Pecan Streusel Muffin ($2.29), and a Mortadella and Smoked Provolone Sandwich ($7.50).
|Left to right: Blueberry Pecan Streusel Muffin ($2.29), Macchiato ($3.10)|
|Mortadella and Smoked Provolone ($7.50)|
The sandwich was filled with Mortadella coldcuts and provolone cheese squished between two halves of a baguette. We didn't expect much from the sandwich, knowing that it's been sitting out all day and just grilled when ordered, but we just needed something to keep us functioning throughout the day and to that end, it succeeded.
Dark Horse is good at every aspect of their business but as far as food and drink go, nothing is truly memorable. In fact, it was so forgettable, we ... wait, who are we reviewing again?