When we opened in 2004 there were already a lot of coffee shops in Toronto, but we wanted to offer something different: an authentic Italian espresso bar.


Award-winning coffee

First and foremost that meant an espresso blend that met the highest standard – bold enough for a perfect cappuccino or Americano, but smooth enough to be enjoyed on its own, the way most Italians drink espresso.

Our award-winning 100% Arabica roast is a classic Italian blend of coffee beans from three contents: Latin America, Africa and Asia. We carefully oversee the process from farm to packaging and roast weekly to ensure a fresh, consistent taste. The result is a rich, bold espresso roast, low in acidity, with a chocolaty finish.

And in case you’re wondering why we call ourselves b espresso, we believe the perfect espresso is equal parts art and science, the result of a symbiotic relationship between bean and barista.

Fresh baked goods, gelato, panini and more

It wouldn’t be an authentic espresso bar without Italian sodas, gelato and artisanal food options on the menu.

Weather you’re looking for a little spuntino (snack), colazione (breakfast) or pranzo (lunch), we’ve got classic Italian options like pizza, panini and biscotti, as well as Canadian favourites like wraps, salads, cookies, and muffins – made fresh daily.