With so many interesting coffee shops in Toronto, it is hard to stand out. Manic for me does, because of the superior quality of its coffee. And I don't mean "superior" by just saying it, they actually use Intelligentsia coffee.
I love coming here to hang out by myself. I love the feel of the coffee in a cup, it is very homey and I especially love the art that comes in the lattes and cappucinos. The shop is kind of small and it can get busy, so getting a spot is highly coveted! There are not many options on the menu, but a couple of coffee options and some pastries (cookies, croissants etc). Also for sale is gelato, which I have never tried myself but seems to be good.