What to expect from a place in front of a sign that says “RECORDS COFFEE COCKTAILS THIS WAY” (yes, all in caps like this)? I had to enter this place, right?
Cris and I discovered Antilkka Café & Records walking around Queen St W last Sunday. The weather was so pleasant we had to leave home and find a new place to go.
This small coffee shop (or a record shop?) is the dream of people like us who loves to taste a god espresso while listening to good music. I mean, good classic rock n’roll.
The first thing you notice when you enter is a motorcycle parked beside a vinyl records rack. You can find new and used albums at a regular prince (for me they were ok, almost the same as you get at any other place).
After you pass by the rack you find the coffee bar and at the end a small stage with some music equipament. I assume sometimes you will find some live music there.
We had a regular espresso but after our visit I researched and found out the speciallity at Antikka is the Armenian coffee. Now it’s on my bucket list for the next time.
Cris, my husband who knows more about coffee than me loved the espresso and said we will definitely go back there for another Sunday afternoon.
Besides the coffee, I liked this place because of the music and the records. We like to spend some time browsing shelves looking for new records for our (still small) collection and even not being one of the biggest record shops in Downtown I find their selection more likely to my taste. A lot of classic rock, jazz and soul.