Ever find yourself with a serious case of the late-afternoon blahs? Instead of daydreaming about crawling under your desk for a nap, shake it off with a cup of something warm and - this part is essential - caffeinated. Here's six of our favourite afternoon pick-me-ups in First Canadian Place + Exchange Tower.
For a true taste of Italy and a good ol' kick in the pants, enjoy an espresso from Forno Cultura. Take it at the counter with your work buds or use the opportunity to meet a fellow coffee lover.
Pilot Coffee Roasters
Local roasters are the new micro breweries and Pilot Coffee Roasters is leading the charge. A Toronto-based chain with a devoted following thanks to chic interiors and specialty grade locally roasted coffees, a single origin cup of drip coffee goes down smooth with some people-watching through their large glass windows.
McDonald's McCafé has long been a reliable standby for comforting classics. Treat yourself with a McCafé Mocha-espresso with steamed and frothed milk, chocolate syrup and, of course, a generous topping of whipped cream.
DAVIDsTEA puts a Canadian spin on matcha, the ceremonial Japanese green tea that's hit the mainstream, by infusing it with maple syrup. Pick up a Maple Matcha and pair your caffeine with a hit of antioxidants. To your health!
You can't go wrong with a Flat White from Starbucks. Featuring velvety steamed milk and two shots of ristretto, it's stronger than a latte and smoother than a cappuccino. Delicious, and totally trending.
People love Mos Mos in the Exchange Tower, and not just because this homegrown company donates its leftover food at the end of each day. Try the Canadiana (aka an Americano with steamed milk). We hear it goes great with maple syrup.