The Daily Grind is an ongoing mini-feature that highlights the best cafés in Toronto for freelance editors looking for a caffeine fix and a temporary office away from home.
By Chris Hughes
Bloomer’s is a brand new café that just opened in July on Bloor Street West just east of Ossington Avenue. It has an eclectic but homey style, with photos of dogs and family vacation spots lining the walls. The homey atmosphere doesn’t end with the decor—this café has a distinctly relaxed ambience, with the owners making regular rounds to top up coffee for their laid-back clientele, many of whom set up shop to work away on laptops and tablets. To top it all off, the entire front of the restaurant opens up onto Bloor Street, letting in the breeze to make it a great summer hangout.
Perfect for just about any diet, this bakery café churns out a wide range of vegan and gluten-free baked goods including bagels, breads, cakes, and cookies. If those treats don’t catch your eye, then you should try their delicious butterless, vegan butter tarts or their caramel-glazed bread pudding. In addition to their baked goods, Bloomer’s offers two roasts of coffee, espresso-based coffees, and a wide range of teas including English breakfast tea and the South American yerba mate.
Wi-Fi network name: bloomers
Number of tables: 12
Number of power outlets: Five
873 Bloor St. W., open Mon.–Sat. 8 AM–6 PM, Sun. 10 AM–5 PM
Chris Hughes is a Toronto-based freelance editor specializing in copy editing academic and educational materials.
This article was copy edited by Valerie Borden.