Kensington Market cafe FIKA is small, but has a great atmosphere for everything from working to chatting. The cafe is broken off into three “sections” – the front with smaller tables, a large communal table in the back, and a backyard! Two things that makes FIKA so memorable is the hanging plant decor and the wall adorned with books.
After a long walk on a hot spring afternoon, an iced coffee was a no-brainer. Although I’m not a huge fan of coffee, the mix of espresso, milk, cardamom bitters, and fresh mint was delicious. Priced at a reasonable $4.40, the added mint gave the iced coffee an especially refreshing kick.
The backyard, though narrow, was a shaded paradise with a lot of seating on the patio and a gigantic hammock. I was very impressed with how FIKA used its space wisely to provide an enjoyable atmosphere. I can assure you I will be back (if not to take some pictures of the storefront, then definitely to catch up with a friend over a delicious drink).
28 Kensington Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5T 2J9
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