New Thing #42: The Remarkable Bean



Don’t let the name of this place fool you. If some intrepid street artist decided to add an “un” to this coffee shop’s sign they’d be doing people a favour.

The Remarkable Bean was doing a brisk business and it’s exterior was littered with local coffee drinkers so I went in expecting something pretty, well, remarkable. Add to it that they roast their own fair trade beans on site and I thought I had lucked into something special as we explored the eastern end of the Beaches.

Unfortunately the espresso was thin, the crema was almost non-existant and I was reminded of my moments of desperation at my old office when I’d settle for a shot from the Second Cup.

I hate saying bad things about a place, and maybe I just got a bad cup, but I don’t think I’ll be going back any time soon.


About dangaede

Creative Director and espresso lover.

One response to “New Thing #42: The Remarkable Bean

  1. Dave F.

    I actually used to live up the street from this place. If you had asked me about it I would have warned you not to expect much. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any strong coffee along the beach – it’s pretty much Tim Horton’s level of brew all the way along.

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