Toronto, ON M6J 1H8
Take a trip throughout Latin America without leaving Queen West at El Almacen.
This cafe specializes in mate, a earthy tasting drink made from the yerba mate, a species of holly.
The drink, which at El Almacen is served in a gourd and drank through a filter-tipped metal straw called a bombilla, is ubiquitous in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and parts of Chile, Bolivia and Brazil, and is great for sharing with friends.
To add even more Latin American flare they even host Sunday afternoon tango.
The menu features South American favourites like empanadas and a brunch that features Mexican favourites like huevos rancheros.