Hotbox cafe in Roach-o-Rama
191 Baldwin Street Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Hotbox cafe in Roach-o-Rama Toronto Reviews
Hotbox Cafe Dec 06, 2009
Apparently pot is legal to smoke in Canada, or at least on the patio of the Hotbox Cafe housed in the back of Roach-o-Rama.
Roach-o-Rama, the section in the front, is the purveyor of hemp related items, clothes, bongs, some other marijuana related paraphernalia.
Past earth mother images, for sale artwork of Africa as motherland, there are a couple roomy booths of blue and demi-lune tables with high chairs.
The lighting is dim, the staff friendly. The store policy is that at least $4-5 Canadian dollars be spent in store to hang around, no mooching for pot, no dealing, and of course no minors.
The patio is decorated with cute doodles and scrawls lining the right hand fence. On the left hand fence there's a graffiti or cartoon depiction of a woman either holding a joint or a mic, the staffer or owner couldn't decided which she wanted yet...
The Oy Vey! bagel, lox with dill and cream cheese was delicious, as were the soy milkshakes, fresh grapefruit juice, tart but with natural sweetness. I did not try the other finger foods, pastries, sweets, and platters but there are plenty to choose from. Average prices seemed to be around $6+, range from $5-14 CD I think.
The clientale was very chill, relaxed. We shared lighters, chatted about travel, and they joked about my cousin's neighborhood, a far-off suburb. A guy was tripping, dancing to the music, and booth hopping to chat with people, when we came back indoors.
Bathroom, aka washroom in Canadianspeak is in the basement, a bit low-ceiling, and recalling of slightly skeevy clubs but seemed cleaned and well maintained, whilst being charmingly graffitied.
I'd return any time.
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