Situated at 3 Westmoreland Street at Bloor in the Wallace Emerson Neighbourhood, Field Trip is the kind of neighbourhood spot where you can find tasty home-style baked goods and a beautifully crafted cup of espresso, all in a cozy and comfy setting replete with plenty of healthy vibrant-green succulents, a vintage airplane hanging from the rafters and old school milk glass lighting. On a sunny, bright and slightly cool day like today, who could ask for anything more?
Besides the yummy treats and fab java, urbaneer is head-over-heels with the friendly neighbourhood vibe at this spot. This is truly one of Wallace Emerson's hot spots, where locals of all stripes and walks of life congregate and get caught up with one another. And the staff – in addition to being the true rockstars of coffee culture – are always up for a friendly fun conversation. Co-owners Angela and Ian at Field Trip help define the magic of this eclectic neighbourhood, reminding us that we should always be up for a laugh and a giggle.
The moniker Field Trip came about organically – the two owners liked the images the name evoked – of a farm and fresh ingredients (we LOVE that Field Trip, in keeping with the local farm-to-table movement, is a Fresh City Farms pick up point), and reflects the journeys around the city they themselves embarked upon to research other cafes and ultimately locate the fab spot on Westmoreland which they would transform into their very own cafe and now (licensed) bar.
The interior design also takes cues from an old-school classroom – with blond wood tables and chairs and green chalk boards which feature the day's offerings. Ian sums it up as describing a Field Trip as being the third-best day of school, with the first best being a PA day, and second best being the last day!
The menu features baked goods from locals Sliced and Prairie Boy, and teas and espresso from Whole World and Propeller – and on the bar side, the focus leans towards beer and whiskey with on tap offerings from Beau's and nearby Liberty Village Brewing Co. With tons of selection that includes vegan and veggie options too, what's not to love? Here a few shots courtesy of BlogTO:
Field Trip Cafe
3 Westmoreland Avenue
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-7PM
Along with our faves like the Hogtown Vegan, The Empire and Spark Fresh Bar, Field Trip Cafe is yet another great spot to discover in the Wallace/Emerson Brockton Village neighbourhood. Can you imagine having this sweet little java stop replete with delicious treats uber-relaxed day-off-from-school only steps from your home? Check out this stunning you-as-a-movie-star urban oasis that we sold –> A Heavenly Hip Loft In A Historic Wallace/Emerson Church!
~ the urbaneer team
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