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The Mad Bean Coffee House

Coffee Shops and Cafes
519 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto Ontario M5N 1B1
(647) 235-2456

Way back in 2009 we started thinking about opening a really comfy & inviting coffee house that would have cool music playing in the background, local art hanging on the walls, a nice big bookcase full of books and most importantly a place that made good coffee (ok, damn good coffee). After moving to downtown Toronto and visiting some great independent's we spent the better part of a year sampling coffee and picking up tips from some of TO's renowned coffee houses (probably the most accommodating, generous group of business people we've ever met, as long as we promised not to open up across the street from them).

Eventually it was time to put up or shut up so we quit our jobs (yikes!), took our savings (yikes!), purchased a brand new Elektra 60's espresso machine and put together an eclectic mix of furniture, chandeliers, art and books and went looking for a neighbourhood to call home. We eventually took out a lease on an empty locksmith shop in Forest Hill right across the street from a Second Cup and a block away from a Starbucks. To be fair we could have opened in a farmer's field and there would be a Starbucks half a cornfield away. We really weren't sure the Queen St. W look and feel of our place would go over well in north Toronto but the first thing people say when they walk in is "what a great looking place!".

We've got local artists displaying their works on the walls (and we've even sold a few) and local musicians performing on our stage most weekends. We've hosted book launches, art shows, private concerts, private functions including World of Warcraft and Friend's of Classical Music MeetUp's (not at the same time) and are featured in the W Network's reality show Forever House. Local poets and author's are encouraged to have readings at The Mad Bean and book clubs are more than welcome to use The Mad Bean to meet.

We love the vibe of coffeehouses with their eclectic mix of people, the uplifting aroma of fresh coffee beans and comfortable surroundings, but in the end The Mad Bean is always about the coffee. From freshly roasted fair-trade coffees to the finest imported espresso beans, we create every drink with love and attention. If your particular concoction isn't the way you think it should be we'll happily redo it for you - unless you want that big fluffy air-foam on your latte, sorry that's where we draw the line.

With a decor that's been described as a cross between a library, an art gallery and a museum, The Mad Bean blends vintage and eclectic styles to create a comfortable atmosphere that welcomes poets, neighbourhood moms and business people alike.

Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out and Outdoor Seating
Parking Options
Payment Options
Visa and Mastercard
Business Hours
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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