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Arvo Coffee

Arvo Coffee

This past weekend, before hosting an open house at 33 Mill Street in the Distillery District, I had the opportunity to stop in at a local favourite, Arvo (Australian slang for afternoon).

As you walk into Arvo, you get the feeling that you’re going to have a great coffee experience – and the Arvo team surely delivers. The warm, friendly atmosphere sets a great vibe for locals that come in for their regular coffee in the morning and afternoon, as well as visitors to the bustling Toronto Distillery neighbourhood. Looking for a great place to get some work done – check out the large community table, or the reading chair (if available) tucked away in the corner by the window (see picture) for a quiet, more private spot.

I knew that the open house for this hot Mill Street address would be busy, so I grabbed a small bite to eat from Arvo’s Toast Bar – a delicious (not to mention great looking) smashed avocado toast.  I paired it with a unique and bold tasting Hot Date Latte. It was my first time trying this unique drink – hints of sweetness from the dates mixed with the boldness of the spicy ginger and espresso shots – certainly a great drink for the fall and winter seasons.

Arvo is proud to be a multi-roaster facility. They serve up varietals from select roasters that source ethically and offer transparency to their clients. As such, you will be welcomed with different, single-origin, brews based on Arvo’s seasonal sourcing commitment. They also offers a number of other services including master classes for groups wishing to perfect their brewing skills, bringing their mobile espresso bar to business and casual events and hosting public tasting gatherings every couple of weeks. Arvo has made its mark in the Distillery District and should thrive for years to come, with all the condo development occurring in and around the Distillery District and Corktown. Arvo Coffee will certainly see me again – very soon!

Arvo Coffee – 17 Gristmill Lane


Mark Lebovits, Sales Representative
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
416-274-4984 |