The place first caught our attention having read about it in Toronto Life magazine where it mentioned that the owner, Sameer Mohamed, is an "intense coffee geek" and we were curious to see how coffee would taste when it's served by someone who knows exactly what they're doing.
The service was a lovely experience and we knew that we were not the exception as they continue to treat everyone that walks through their doors as if they've known them for years. We've only recently started drinking coffee and the server gladly gave us a mini tutorial on the different kinds of espresso drinks and gave us knowledgeable recommendations on how to best introduce ourselves to the world of coffee.
We ended up ordering a Cappuccino ($2.35) at the server's suggestion and a Breakfast Brioche ($3.35) as well as the Peach Apricot Iced Tea ($3.50) and Apple Caramel Crumble Muffin ($2.25). The food wasn't exceptional by any means – we both agreed that the muffin was good as the top remained crunchy and the apple had sunk to the bottom, where it was soft and flavourful, but the brioche was particularly bland. We knew that food wasn't Fahrenheit's forte though, we had only ordered food because we were starving at the time.
Drinking Fahrenheit's coffee gives you a distinct feeling that you are indeed drinking "real" coffee. It is hands down the best cup we've ever had (although we're still pretty new to the coffee scene and we are by no means experts). Asmita's tea turned out to be excellent as well but it's clear that it's the coffee they've perfected.
They have three different coffee blends on tap. The first is their signature blend from Brazil, the Diablo, which has flavours of dark chocolate, caramel, and peanut. The second is their Yirgacheffe blend from Ethiopia which has acidic notes and tastes more orange and floral. The last is a newer addition from Costa Rica from a farm called Milena, and tastes like apricot and refined cocoa.
The constant rotation of techno beats and '90s R&B, paired with the barista's passionate knowledge of everything coffee makes Fahrenheit Coffee one of the chillest cafés in Toronto.