Do not eat or drink anything here. Horrible coffee shop, horrible business, and most of all horrible owners! I would know, I worked here for a year! Thankfully I had a baby and could escape this place. And definitely have no intentions of returning! The owner is verbally and emotionally abusive to all the employees. They all hate her but have to be kind and happy to her face to save themselves from her wrath or getting their hours cut. The owner is very manipulative and wants everyone to feel sorry for her. I was forced on more than one occasion to serve food that I knew did not meet the standard of food safe. The dishes are washed and sanitized in bleach water because the dish sanitizer has been broken for over a year....but thank god they got a slushy machine maker instead of a new sanitizer (sarcasm). Cheques have bounced for employees, including me, on numerous occasions which is unacceptable. Also, too many times, we would get paid late---sometimes days later! It took the owner 9 weeks to get me my ROE!!! And there was still incorrect information on it! CRA now has to contact her to get MORE information cause there wasn't enough on it…the list goes on and on. And can you believe it---today the power was cut off because she didn't pay her power bill! So I wouldn't touch anything they are selling as it will now all be sitting in coolers and fridges that have no power to them…which is unlikely to stop her from still trying to sell them anyways (she’s done it before). On one occasion she told me to climb up a 12 ft ladder to get something down for her…this was when I was 6 MONTHS PREGNANT!! These are just a FEW examples of how awful this place is. I could honestly go on and on. HORRIBLY run business. The owners should admit to themselves they made a mistake buying this business and give it up! Honestly. I will never be returning to this place, not even as a customer.
Just coming back here brings me memories of early business meetings or readings. Moka was my go-to place when I used to live here. I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to come back here because I suspected it would have changed for the worse.
Thankfully, none of that happened. It is just like how I left it: small, cozy and intimate. I like coming here because it has that real coffee shop kind of feel to it - Starbucks and others are too over hyped and over sold. The coffee here is better and the options to choose are endless. There are several drinks to choose from, hot and cold. I would recommend a macchiato w/ whipped cream and caramel syrup. Nothing beats that with a cheesecake or muffin.
I know the draw is the coffee, but once you've tried one of the desserts, you will be in seventh heaven. They have a nice, large selection of treats that are fresh and delicious. Whether you want something gooey and chocolately or something light and fruity, you will be happily satisfied with the selection.
The coffee choices are plenty, but not so many that you would have trouble deciding. They also often have seasonal special flavours that have never failed to please. Courteous, friendly staff, too.
The layout is comfy yet modern, with a flat screen video fireplace and plush couch. The bathroom is not only clean but pleasing to the eye; really cool faucets!