Café study series: Utopia Café
The best café in town to grab an original drink and sweet cheesecake
A few weeks ago, I did a review of a café known as Stone Throw’s café to let you know all the ins and outs of that cute little coffee shop, and whether or not it was a great place to study. Today I will be keeping that series going as I hit up Utopia Café, located on 106 Victoria Avenue East. I have been here a couple of times and it is honestly one of my favourite study spaces to hit up and enjoy a nice drink, and I am going to tell you why.
First, the mood of this coffee shop is just immaculate! I say this because there is a welcoming atmosphere when you walk in. They have twinkling lights in the window, a variety of plants around the seating area, a water fountain to the side that trickles in the background while you study, smooth music, and so much more. All these little details make it a very relaxing place that allows you to fully relax and focus while you work. The combination of a soft and warm setting allows you to dial in on what needs to be done.
Not only is the setting good, but the drinks are outstanding. The two drinks featured in the picture on the menu are the iced mint cocoa and the iced strawberry matcha latte. The iced mint cocoa is a drink that offers the perfect balance of chocolate and mint. As I take a sip, it reminds me of a mint Aero chocolate bar, it’s just that similar in taste. The second drink is good, personally one of my favourites. It hits hard with the matcha first, then calms down with a nice creamy flavour, and ends with the strawberry taste, blending it together naturally. These drinks appear to be original and taste that way as well. I am unsure if these drinks are on a special season, but they have lots of options to choose from.
Do you know what else is original about this place? All of their different desserts! I did not try any, but let me tell you it was hard not to. Based on the options they had when I visited, it seems like they are a real hit in the café. A few options that they had were mango cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, Oreo cheesecake, salted caramel cheesecake, and more. I don’t know how often these are here or how many will be here when you come by for a visit, but trust me, they have lots of different cheesecake options to choose from.
Utopia café – they have the setting, the drinks, and a glorious amount of cheesecake. What else can I tell you about the café? One thing that they have is a busy setting! If you are a person that likes to have background chatter and music to listen to, then this is the place for you. Personally, that is one of my favourite parts about studying in a coffee shop and one of the main reasons why I wanted to do this series. I find when I have a little bit of background noise when working it allows me to take small breaks. It is better for me than going on my phone and ending up distracted. I am not tempted to look for the perfect song or mix for the next couple of minutes.
So, now you know! Do you know what kind of study setting may be right or wrong for you? Utopia café is a great place to visit or to catch up with friends, so make sure to hit it up next time you are craving a piece of cheesecake or a nice setting to study in.