At 5:00 am on April 25th, Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters opened their doors at 100 Ahrens St. W. in Kitchener. I wandered in at around 7:30 and “wow!” was all I could say. Kitchener downtown has been thirsty for a fabulous coffee-house for a long time and this new spot has hit the nail on the head.
Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters is the newest project by the owners of DVLB in Uptown Waterloo. You can definitely see the DVLB influence in the space but it takes it up a notch and offers a toast bar and beer on tap instead of whiskey.
I had a delicious croissant, delivered fresh daily from Golden Hearth Bakery and a cup of Nightmare Hippy Girl medium roast drip coffee. I was floored. It was the best cup of coffee I have had in a very long time. I actually said, out loud, “What is this magic in my cup?” Fabulous aroma, smooth full-bodied deliciousness. I got another cup to go!
Smile Tiger roasts their beans on-site and sells their beans to go! I will definitely be bringing a bag home on my next visit.
I really have only one thing to say: Go! Go now!!