Lavish & Squalor gets an espresso bar
By Nicholas Mizera
Get your shop on and your drink on (Images: Bianca Puorto)
Queen Street’s boho clothing shop Lavish & Squalor revealed its most buzz-worthy addition since waxed cotton and dry denim last week: City Bar. It’s an espresso bar on the upper floor that boasts a selection of artisanal drinks that aren’t readily procured at other coffee shops.
Coffee “cocktails” include the Cafe Miel (espresso, steamed milk, cinammon and honey) or the Dirty Chai (espresso and chai tea, with the option of steamed milk). City Bar also plans to offer loose leaf teas and take-home coffee beans.
In a nod to the store’s hipper-than-hip vibes, you’ll also be sipping City Bar’s creations from authentic French Duralex glasses (while perusing caridgans, of course).
City Bar had a pre-opening party last Friday, but prices and official opening hours are still in the works.
As for those who feel the “bar” moniker is a little misleading, fret not: Lavish & Squalor offers complimentary libations of the boozy variety during its weekly Friday and Saturday Cinq à Sept.
Now that’s what we call service.
City Bar, 253 Queen St. W., 416-599-4779