Here's a partial list of nice things the media folk, celebrity folk and regular folk have said about us! Means everything to us. 

Thanks to our amazing customers they have voted us the best of Toronto three years running! You guys are the best and all you continued support makes us strive to do better every day! Thanks so much ❤️

Thanks for the vote of confidence as one of the Best Coffee Shops in Toront! gulp.

❤️Thank you Toronto Life❤️

          East End and Riverdale Park. Our 479 Broadvidew location is our first and very dear to our hearts


Toronto Life has given us a few different honours, including Best Cafe in The City from their 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Eating and Drinking Guide (whoot! and gulp!), as well as The 14 picks for top food in Toronto for Jay's Pink Latte. 

How Blue Rodeo veteran Jim Cuddy would spend a perfect Saturday in Riverdale

My Perfect Saturday: Jim Cuddy

The day would start with coffee at the Rooster (479 Broadview Ave.). I get a quad decaf macchiato and my wife, Rena, gets a latte. We’d take our coffees outside and sit and chat with friends from the neighbourhood.

The List: 10 things former CIBC insider and doomsday author Jeff Rubin can’t live without

Jeff Rubin

5| My neighbourhood café
I go to the Rooster on Broadview for my morning cappuccino. It has a great vibe and great coffee. I love how Jay, one of the baristas, makes latte art. He can paint a swan with steamed milk!

BlogTO and their team of amazing writers and humans have been so gracious with their Broadview location review and King street location review. They have also generously included us on thier well respected Best of Toronto lists! Thanks for everything BlogTO.

Trish Crawford of The Toronto Star did an absolutely charming article on us and our eclectic bunch. 

Jessica Hume of The Toronto Star did a piece on the business angle of Rooster. 

eye Weekly honoured us with an include in their Top 10 Indie Coffee Houses list


BlogTo added us to their Best New Cafes of 2009 list, after a very generous and terrific initial review here.

Here are the BlogTo user reviews user reviews

UrbanSpoon reviews

Doug O'Neil posted a great, little review on Canadian Living's blog.


Writer Wayson Choy, featured in Trish's Crawford's article above, sent us this lovely compliment:

"The Rooster looks a bit like some European sidewalk cafe that invites people to sit down and linger a bit.  And its location looks across a great view of Central Toronto and a stretch of the Don Valley.  Inside, four cozy leather chairs, the usual two-seater tables, and a counter taking in that great view.  But most of all - crucial to me - the thoughtful soundscape never competes with conversation or deep thinking.   No rush.  Laptops and notebooks are equally welcomed.   And how ingenious to have designed the space to fit in a large harvest table where a half dozen can work together or break into pairs.  Inspiring. Tactful friendly service and great coffee tops it all off."

Congratulations, Shawn and Company, on designing a dream place that many of us had been longing to enjoy."


Shannon Guihan, Director of Michelin Food & Travel by Roadtrips, and one of our customers, calls our mocha "the best in the city". (blush)

We appreciate all the kinds comments, and we always try to be better each time you visit us. If we're not, please tell us!