September 8, 2020

By: Karisa Simon

I have been a #VOAmbassador for the past few weeks now. Since I feel like we have become well-acquainted during this time, I thought I would introduce to you all to my first love – coffee.

We meet at university. I was having a terrible day, and when I thought I was going to give up, there it was. When we were introduced by the barista and I was transfixed by how handsome it was and its aroma. We’ve been hooked ever since!

Nowadays, I am always on the hunt for the best places in Ontario to enjoy a cup of liquid gold. Not only do I take into consideration the taste of the coffee, but I also look for a café that has a great ambience. Since I love coffee so much, I want to share my latest café find with you, and show you why I think it would be the perfect place for a romantic date.

What café am I referring too?

Vereda Central Coffee Roasters! Located in Kerr Village, Vereda Central Coffee Roasters is a coffee roasting company from Colombia. They sell delicious coffee, baked goods and uniquely flavoured takeaway coffee beans. This two-level artistic vintage cafe is filled with warm natural light, open space and comfortable seating for you and your special one. They also have a beautiful outdoor patio with large umbrellas that look out onto Kerr Street.

Vereda Central Coffee Roasters prides themselves in being dedicated artisan coffee roasters. Like more and more business today, this 2019 Best Café Talk of the Town Award-winner exercises Fair Trade with Colombian coffee growers. This ensures that Colombian farmers are directly benefited from each business transaction, improving their quality of life.

I personally love this café’s caramel latté that is made with their Black Condor dark roast blend. It has the perfect balance of explosive rich flavour and sweet caramel. I also like their Almond Croissant. With its creamy almond filling and buttery and flaky exterior, this pastry reminds me of my Jamaican culture, as Jamaicans love using almonds in baking.

This cafe would be a great spot for a lovely date. There are two beautiful love seat chairs on the second level that would be a great spot to relax and sip on a latte with somebody special to your heart. If you prefer to explore a little, get your coffee to go and take a romantic stroll around Kerr Village. You won’t want to miss the whimsical views from Westwood Park and Waterworks Park. If you can’t make it to the café, plan a special date at home! Log on to the shop’s website, order coffee beans and brew a cup for your loved one. Forget about dinner and a movie and warm your special someone’s heart with a steaming cup of coffee at Vereda Central Coffee Roasters.