Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollercoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of fair-trade coffee and café fare at East Village Coffeehouse on Dundas Street.
One of London’s only local, independent, and sustainable cafés, East Village Coffeehouse is an indie oasis serving up fair-trade brews from international locales and retail coffee from local roasters Hasbeans, Las Chicas del Cafe, and Fire Roasted Coffee. To complement the succulent sippables, East Village boasts a largely organic menu including a variety of eclectic, internationally inspired dishes, many of which are gluten-free, low sugar, and/or vegetarian. This eco-friendly beacon of beanery is dedicated to minimizing waste by recycling and using reusable materials. Guests can enjoy free wireless while soaking in the funky, colourful décor made musical with streamed lounge music, rather than rivered rock ‘n’ roll. As one of two Artefex galleries, East Village displays myriad works of graphic art given a painted makeover on oil canvases. On December 12, East Village Coffeehouse will be participating in Share the Love: the East Village Arts Crawl, featuring the work of more than 30 London-based artists.
785 Dundas St.
London, Ontario N5W 2Z7Get Directions