One of the fun summer moments of biking in Toronto is when I discover a new store. I challenge myself to take different routes as much as I can on the way to work.
The reason I fell in love with Contra Cafe is the location. Between Dupont Street and Bloor West, Contra Cafe opened at a corner of Shaw, a quiet and peaceful spot where tree shade covers the patio.
One day I finally decided to stop by. It was a warm afternoon but breezy under the trees. I saw young moms hanging out with kids, girls reading, and friends chatting. This corner is relaxing and owns its charm.
Contra Cafe: 1028 Shaw St. (Get Directions)