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Sipping an espresso at Roncesvalles' hippest neighbourhood retreat is no mere coffee break. Lit is a place where you’ll want to linger.
It’s not just the harmonious complexity of the blend, which inspires second and third cups, our classically trained baristas’ passion and attention to detail pay dividends in every pour.
And not to roast the “we’re on every street corner corporate cafes”, but our vibe is more conducive to both chatting and chilling.
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Aside from our delectable assortment of caffeinated bliss, this roastery also has culinary game. Complement your coffee with one of our assorted hot panini sandwiches or perhaps a perfectly flakey croissant, made fresh in-house. We’ve also got a variety of delicious muffins and pastries aimed to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Mini Coffee Dictionary
There’s no need for newbies and casual drinkers to be intimidated by the variety of choices at Lit. While the only way to really know if you like a specialty coffee is to try it at least once, we want to make your decisions as informed as possible. Our baristas are well versed in the finer points and are always happy to share their knowledge, so if you want to learn more, just ask. Here’s a short list to get you started.
Americano: A happy marriage of espresso and hot water – basically American drip coffee served Italian style.
Café Latte: Coffee covered with steamed milky goodness and a layer of sip-inviting froth on top.
Cappuccino: Espresso topped with equal parts foamed and steamed milk. Done right, it can be both life affirming and habit forming.
Cortado: Espresso cut with a little bit of warm milk. It’s a Spanish take on the Macchiato with a touch more milk.
Latte: One-third espresso and nearly two-thirds steamed milk. Traditionally, this beauty is topped with a healthy head of foamed milk.
Macchiato: Literally translated into “stained”, espresso with a little bit of steamed milk infiltrating the flavour equation.
Mocha: Take a latte and throw some chocolate into the party.