Dundas Dining: Crema Coffee Co.

The Junction is getting a reputation for being an artsy hot-spot of hip, happening hotness. This is pretty much due entirely to Crema Coffee Co. and its bevy of bespectacled baristas. Which has also won some kind of coffee award and feels it has the right to charge more for its coffee after three o’clock or some nonsense. I haven’t purchased coffee there after three so this might be merely a rumour. Part of me thinks it must be because that would be the worst policy ever.

Another poor policy choice might be putting mud in your muffins. We don’t think it’s actually their policy to do so and the lump of mud in Mandi’s muffin was probably attached to one of the blueberries. It was otherwise a good muffin. My own blueberry crumble muffin was delicious. Far more delicious than the, perhaps, worst americano I’ve had in months. It would actually have been improved with a  dollop of mud since that would have added some flavour. Mandi has just informed me the mud wasn’t flavourful at all, just gritty. This would be the perfect metaphor for Crema Coffee Co. except they lack grit as well as flavour.

I will say, however, it’s the most stylish coffee joint on the strip. If I wanted to be seen drinking coffee somewhere, that’s where I’d want to be seen drinking it. Like-minded people seem to agree since the place was full of stylish hipster nerds. We didn’t stay inside though because it was roughly 47 degrees celsius. We, instead, sat in the fenced in patio paddock which lacked tables but had a few (not many) plastic lawn loungers to sit on. A pigeon feather fell on Mandi. Mandi does not care much for the filthy vermin known as pigeons. If the paddock is turned into an actual patio, it should be quite a nice spot to been seen.

2 muddins out of 5.

8 Responses to Dundas Dining: Crema Coffee Co.

  1. Dirtnap says:

    Maybe the mud was a statement on starving Haitians. I was in a highschool recently and there were these mud cookie posters up everywhere. Some sort of campaign to get Canadian kids to eat dirt so they could sympathize with the less fortunate.

  2. Tony Pucci says:

    I would enjoy some photos of the “bevy of bespectacled baristas”, especially if they are brunette and/or have tattoos.

    • nerdhurdles says:

      They were brunette(ish) but I’m not taking creepy stalker photos for you. Especially where I ask them to reveal any tatoos. One was definitely a nerd as she asked Mandi about Watchmen.

  3. weathereye says:

    If the selling point on a coffee shop is how cool you are to get your coffee there, then I’ll stay home and brew up some Folgers. Which is what I do.

  4. Tony Pucci says:

    I know, I need to get out of my current living situation (I told you about it once), get a life…and maybe even a girlfriend. Until then, I have coffee.

  5. Dirtnap says:

    I agree re the racism thing. Although I think it is a reference to a specific known cultural phenomenon I have heard of before, and from my own research I have discovered that a bit of dirt is actually really good for our immune systems and digestive flora, it’s still a weird thing to put up in Canadian highschools. No real context. Totally perpetuates stereotypes, of what I’ll let you decide.

    Re Folgers… I agree, being cool is no reason to drink coffee anywhere, but frankly, once I’d had strong organic coffee, there was just no going back. Although I am able to enjoy the odd diner coffee with some greasy hashbrowns and eggs.
    But weathereye, unless you’re really really poor, look into fair trade. It’s really the only… well, fair trade. But then I was promoting wrapping sandwiches in banana leaves on one nerd hurdles post, thereby marking myself as extremist and not worth listening to. And besides that, it should have been something local, like maple leaves. What am I even talking about?

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