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Introducing: Indian Rice Factory Chai Bar, a new offshoot of the Annex institution (with a great patio)

Introducing: Indian Rice Factory Chai Bar

(Image: Susan Keefe)

The Indian Rice Factory has been a fixture in the Annex for over 43 years. Earlier this month, owners Aman Patel and his wife Deepa opened the Indian Rice Factory Chai Bar as an extension of their existing business. Located just steps from the restaurant’s long-standing Dupont Street location, the grab-and-go café is operated out of a quaint wooden barn connected to the restaurant. Offering a variety of coffees, teas, pastries and a pared-down lunch menu, the Chai Bar is intended to cater to a hurried lunch crowd.

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Restaurants

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Seven of Toronto’s top tea blends, from fermented Yellow Dragon to Oh Canada Maple

Toronto's Top Teas

Slamming back an espresso may get the caffeine coursing, but tea is a drink for all senses. A roundup of the most beautiful, fragrant infusions

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Restaurants

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Toronto’s Top Teas: a mini-guide to the city’s 12 most beautiful, fragrant and tasty infusions

Photograph by Daniel Neuhaus; prop styling by Sarah Magwood; food styling by Tanya Santos;

Slamming back an espresso may get the caffeine coursing, but tea—the new coffee, judging by the sheer number of dedicated shops opening all over the city—is a drink for all senses. Our mini-guide to Toronto’s most beautiful, fragrant and tasty infusions 

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