More than Coffee, Oysters, and Champagne


If you go to COC on King St thinking you’re going to just another bar for some drinks and oysters, that’s your first mistake. Coffee, Oysters, Champagne on King Street West is truly a one-of-a-kind spot with way more than meets the eye.

The space itself is beautiful, small, and bright with walls adorned in pink quartz, white marble tabletops and gold accents everywhere. The back wall is a floor-to-ceiling champagne bottle situation and behind the bar is oysters, and more bottles of bubbly galore. 

We were served amazing Champagne that pairs perfectly with the oysters we sampled. Although they do offer plain, naked oysters; they also have an amazing selection of pre-dressed options as well. Some have rose petals, some have Champagne poured into them, some with caviar, and so much more.

The spot is a tucked-away King West after-work and late-night hangout that is a dream first (or third) date. One thing the space doesn’t really show, though, is how much more there is. Sure, COC itself looks amazing, but with so much more to offer, I was amazed at how secret it’s kept. 

Finishing up our time in COC was a little bittersweet. When you’re done with your bubbly and oysters, it doesn’t necessarily mean your experience is over… if you’re up to get a little lost in the magic, ask for a Champagne Cellar tour, you won’t be disappointed!

The only thing to remember, and they will remind you, is that there’s no pictures allowed on this very special, very unique tour. You also might not be coming out of the tour the way you came, so remember to bring all your stuff!

Think prohibition-style, transported-to-another-era without leaving the city. A great selection of additional food and drinks are available, but the no photos rules applies to those, too! There is an iconic bathtub you may have seen on Instagram, which is the only place you’re allowed to snap a pic.

Location: 214 King St W, Toronto

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