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Indulge in CRAVE Coffeehouse and Bakery


Crave (krāv) verb. to have a very strong desire for (something).

First dates, catch-ups, business meetings or a simple treat for yourself - CRAVE Coffeehouse and Bakery serves your bean bliss as the new go-to neighbourhood coffee shop in downtown Kingston, offering creative and feel-good alternatives.

Having opened its doors in early 2016, CRAVE resonates with an incredible vibrant coffee culture with their desire to brew the perfect blend for customers and their fine attention to detail. With a fresh pair of eyes and outlook on the future after a few setbacks to grand opening, owner John Stathopoulos successfully filled the void of offering enough seating married with the idea of a bakery. He compliments having grown up in the restaurant industry as a reinforcement and family support to move forward with his decision to opening.

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

This new addition to the downtown core is more than just a coffee house. Offering quite the dynamic atmosphere, this is a space that invites you in to stay. Free wifi to decadent treats (ding ding I'm onboard!), the flow of the space transforms as you make your way towards the back end - from a more formal traditional setting to a nice and cozy feeling where a brimming fireplace allows you to unwind. It is the little things that add up and make the space unique allowing customers to fully appreciate the venue they are in. A great conversation piece that brings warmth hangs to the back and to my dismay are barn doors that scale the ten foot high wall originating from the CNE in Toronto. Neat right? Always exciting to hear the details and stories behind such items.

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Let's not waste anymore time and dive right into the glorious food talk and let me warn you, CRAVE will be your new best friend after your first visit. While the signature lattes are flavourful and frothy, the freshly baked pastries are oh so buttery and heavenly, making you want more. It's life's little pleasures we seek out and those made at CRAVE thanks to pastry chef Sarah will certainly satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. 

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery
{Chocolate and Regular Croissants}

If you have time to indulge, CRAVE is a slice of European sentiments in the middle of downtown Kingston. A coffee should be savoured, and the endless amount of seating allows you to take a break from your busy day. But also caters to those with a hectic schedule with to-go options as you walk in.

As a whole the food offerings are fresh, creative and widely different as well as caters to vegans, vegetarians and celiacs - panini sandwiches are pressed and staff are always reinventing the wheel when it comes to salad. A place where everyone shares the same passion, CRAVE truly is an inclusive environment where owner John truly harnesses the creativity of the staff and local surroundings allowing for ideas, feedback and insight to come to fruition. With that said, upon arrival staff are always charismatic and smiling - waiting to make your experience unique.

But most importantly, CRAVE has their coffee game right on point with quite the selection of flavour profiles from areas such as Guatemala, Honduras and Ethiopia. Expect every cup of coffee to be smooth. Not a caffeine lover? Smoothies, lemonades and freshly squeezed juices are also available!

Are you ready to get your appetite on?

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery
{Apple Turnover}

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery
{Double Chocolate, Ginger Molasses and Chocolate Chip Cookies}

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery

Indulge in Crave Coffeehouse and Bakery
{Chocolate Mousse Cake}

Stay tuned for lots of exciting news in the next few months and get ready for a summer patio!

Where: 166 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario

-xoxo
Rosalyn Gambhir
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