This morning as I was coming into work (yes I know it is Sunday, but we all have deadlines) I was going to make my obligatory run by Tim's to get a coffee. Driving west on Dundas (past Keel) I spied the cafe Crema out of the corner of my eye on the South side of Dundas.
Curiousity got the better of me and I pulled over, parked, crossed the street, and walked in. Apparently they have been there about 4 months, and I am ashamed to say that I never noticed them before. The cafe itself is fairly new looking, and in great space. But what really sold me, was the fact that at the end of the coffee bar, next to the cash register was a Clover. YES, A CLOVER!!!! I love Clover coffee, probably because I find the machine really neat, but that aside, I was thrilled to see one there.
I asked if they were at all affiliated with Manic coffee (the only other coffee house I am aware of the has a Clover, but correct me if I am wrong), especially when I saw one of the barristas finishing off an order with some latte art. I was told that they were friends with Manic, but they are not affiliated, although they admitted a similar setup.
Next visit, when I have more time, I will stay and try some of there nibbles and get the whole Crema experience.
Now, if Alessandro from Il Gelatiere will open a shop in my neck of the woods, the circle would be complete.
....oh, almost forgot, the coffee was great, and the are located at 3079 Dundas West, at the corner of Dundas and Quebec Ave.