I love how Speakeasy cafe is tucked so nicely into one of my favourite north end neighbourhoods. It is a small and inconspicuous coffee shop that is only open on weekends (however they are so much more than a weekend coffee shop -read on!). They serve a damn fine coffee and modestly do not flaunt that they have won multiple awards and recognition for their beans and roasting. In fact this year they won the Grand Prize Golden Bean for best new blend at the 2011 International SIAL awards, which means their blend Kochere Gayo was named the best blended coffee in the world!
Stephen Armstrong owner of Speakeasy believes in fair trade quality beans, which he selects and purchases directly from the growers themselves. He then blends and roasts the beans for some rich and delicious coffee blend creations. If you have yet to take a visit to this place for a Saturday or Sunday morning coffee you are truly missing out on a Hamilton gem.
To read more about Speakeasy read the Spec article here.
*Speakeasy Cafe, 445 Ferguson Ave. north, 905.521.9667, Open Sat & Sun 8-6pm