355 Danforth Av.
The Second Cup at Chester and Danforth is truly the neighborhood café, as the many
awards upon the wall will attest to . This is a place where everybody knows your name.
The interior is littered with tables and chairs, and along the back wall, a couch. The
couch is a bit
of a sorry affair, without the depth to lounge and slouch, but one(sigh), can't expect everything.
The atmosphere and staff are professional, and friendly. The musical selection was
an infectious Bob
Marley album, which Jill couldn't help but sing along to, over and over again, with gestures and dancey
little movements, which she found terribly entertaining, but drove Jack to complete and utter homicidal
In the back, you can buy coffee beans. They grind em or you can take em home whole,
which is the
Coffee Club way(if you've forgotten). At the front of the counter you will find a desert case, which
we think is lacking. Only one half eaten cake. The desserts go on the direction of cookies and tarts, which
is ok, but they could really kick it up a knotch with some cake!
Overall, not bad for a franchise kinda place. This location definatly benefits from
the clientel, and the homie neighbourhood feel. Much better then the Second Cups located in malls and most
other street corners. If your on the Danforth, be sure to stop in and say hello.
Alas, alackaday! One wretched cake in the display cake, and that none too yummy
looking. Jill and Jack opted this time around for gasp! separate desserts.
Jill Takes The Cake
Jack had a yummy little lemon
meringue tart, which he swears was worth the two dollars and sixty five cents that he paid for it. Jill
had a bigass chocolate cookie with white chocolate chunks.
Sadly, the cookie was nowhere near as yummy as
it looked. Rather stale, and not too sweet, Jill nevertheless persevered bravely until only a handful of
crumbs was left upon the plate.
Yes. This little baby lemon meringe tart was yummy. The best part was the crust,
perfectly constructed. Then I'd give the meringe a nod and lastly, the all important lemon filling.
Personally, I would have liked the lemon flling to be more lemony. In this construction
it was extremely sweet. This ain't a bad thing per say, but what part of lemon is in this thing?
Even with this slight faux pas, Jack's sweet tooth enjoyed the experience to its
utmost. It was way ahead of the slightly dry crumbly cookie Jill was nibbling, though probably not
for everyones taste. Not to mention the somewhat high cost.
Was The Coffee Any Good Jack?
Spiced Eggnog:Tis the Season. We was feelin festive and ordered up
a cup of Eggnog flavored coffee. The good news? The flavour was just strong enough and did not
over power the coffee. Pretty tasty actually, but Jack prefers he's bean juice virgin.