Coffee and Scones the Toyota Way

I don’t know if you’re like me, but if I stay home for too long to do work, then I’ll be working from my bed… but I wont be working. Most times I end up sleeping. That isn’t to say I cannot stay home and work, but after a while, I need to switch my game up.

Growing in popularity in the Jamaican business scene is the idea of cowork hubs. Little office spaces that are available for rental, under small short term periods but that doesn’t suite me, especially if I just need to be out of the house for a day or so. Instead, I have found that cafe spaces have been my solace. A relatively quiet place that offers good wi-fi, tasty refreshments and meals and ample amounts of coffee.

These spaces are not to be confused with coffee shops. Coffee shops offer a space to drink coffee and hang for a little, but cafes provide a safe space where quiet work is accommodated and mini meetings are executed. Actually, my last job interview occurred inside a popular cafe in Liguanea.

But my favourite FAVOURITE place to sit quietly and work, has to be at the Toyota Coffee House. There is something about the some times bustling cafe that still provides a sense of security to a sole user but also enables a small meeting under hushed tones. And the coffee and refreshments offered are well received by all who pass through.

DeafCan Jamaica partners with Toyota Coffee House to provide the hearty brew in the most essential of ways. My favourite is the 12oz cappucino with a warmed chocolate chip scone. Mamma Mia! And if I’m looking for something more, I switch out the scone for the Ham Sandwich and add an Orijin fruit juice. With a satisfied appetite and wi-fi accessed, I am ready to work! And work I do, most times until I get a silent wave from the barista signalling that they are about to close. That is their only downfall. Of course I wish they stayed open all night, but this isn’t Pegasus’ 24/7 Cafe. The Toyota Coffee House operates the same time as the Toyota showroom, 8am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

When that stay comes to a halting end, with reluctance my bags are packed and I say good evening and good bye to my daytime companions. Its not all gloom though, because I know that as soon as I’m able, I would be back, working at the Toyota Coffee House.

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  1. I really ought to check out this coffeehouse! The closest I’ve been is to view the Lexon Art exhibit that happened right next door either in April or May this year.. I really like his Instagram page and couldn’t miss a free exhibit of his pieces. My go-to coffee place right now is Brew’d Awakeningz in Liguanea and if I’m feeling fancy, Cafe Blue in Irish Town. Somehow the Sovereign Cafe Blue and me never hit it off like the Irish Town branch.

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    1. .I never made it to the art show but I know he does awesome work! You should pop in to the coffee shop some time and let me know what you think!

      I love Brew’d as well but I never make it early enough to get the decked space at the end, but its my second favourite coffee space. I have only been to Irish Town a few times (I don’t drive so its hard for me to get there) and I totally agree with Sovereign. For me its too busy and forever and always packed. Plus there is too much going on so I can;t concentrate if I need to.

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  2. Shandean says:

    Ok, now I’m curious. I can literally walk over there but I’ve never been and my aunt is always going over there to ‘concentrate’ and asking how come I’ll drive yo a Starbucks but not across the street. Thanks for the review.

    P.S. Do follow http://www.shandeanreid.com instead. 🙂

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    1. No problem. I really love it over there. If I could, I would be there daily. You should definitely check them out!

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