“Elysian Coffee” Set To Open New Operation In Mount Pleasant

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by Andrew Morrison | The good people at Elysian Coffee are set to open a new location on Monday, December 1st. Located on the southwest corner of Ontario and 7th (2301 Ontario St.), the new operation – over a year in the making – will also include a roastery (complete with 1950 cast iron 22kg Probat coffee roaster from Germany), a large bakery, and a very handsome cupping/function facility.

Monday’s opening – now a sure thing since they passed their final inspection earlier today – marks a major milestone for Elysian, which has – up to this point – roasted their beans off-site via the Origins Organic Coffee facility on Granville Island. If you’ve never had their coffee at their two existing cafes (1778 West 5th and 590 West Broadway), chances are you’ve sipped it at any of the many restaurants that brew it for their customers (eg. Nelson The Seagull, Lear Faye, Bestie, Burdock & Co., Harvest, among others). It’s always been excellent stuff.

The spartan space – which we toured yesterday – was designed by polymath aesthete Janaki Larson — she of the phenomenal Marche St. George. Though the shots above and below show the floor space as being completely empty, the room will have sixteen seats on opening day, plus several shelves dedicated to retail products and beans, a large table for home brewing equipment and demos, and – one assumes – many, many people.

  • Exterior | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Exterior | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Interior | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Interior | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Roastery detail | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Roastery detail | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • In the roastery | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    In the roastery | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Synesso beauty | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Synesso beauty | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Probat choo choo roaster | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Probat choo choo roaster | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • The bakery | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    The bakery | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Bag detail | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Bag detail | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Offices, bakery | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Offices, bakery | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Cold brew and water taps | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Cold brew and water taps | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Probat roaster, side view | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Probat roaster, side view | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Tunage | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Tunage | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Synesso woodies | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Synesso woodies | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Sandwich menu | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Sandwich menu | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Corner | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Corner | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Cupping facility | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Cupping facility | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Waiting for opening day | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Waiting for opening day | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Last drops | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Last drops | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Taking the paper off the windows | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Taking the paper off the windows | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Roastery detail | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Roastery detail | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Interior, wide | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Interior, wide | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • Probat  | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Probat | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
  • The crew, left to right: Nathan Welland, Timothy Helmuth, Jordan Lok, John Gillis, Alistair Durie, Jessica Wichmann, Janaki Larson, Christopher Rodgers, Genevieve Casaubon
    The crew, left to right: Nathan Welland, Timothy Helmuth, Jordan Lok, John Gillis, Alistair Durie, Jessica Wichmann, Janaki Larson, Christopher Rodgers, Genevieve Casaubon
  • Exterior | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant
    Exterior | Elysian Coffee | Mount Pleasant

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