Air Canada announced on Friday that the new Air Canada Cafe at Toronto Pearson International Airport is now open. This is a new lounge concept the airline is introducing to its premium customers.

The Air Canada Cafe offers a wide selection of specialty beverages, either to enjoy right there in the lounge or to be taken to go. The airline describes the lounge as relaxing, and it offers bistro-style seating for 109 guests. With USB ports, a nice atmosphere and free Wi-Fi access, the cafe certainly has a cozy coffee shop feel to it.

Before flights, eligible travelers will have the chance to visit the barista station, where they can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice, Lavazza Coffee and Lavazza Cold Brew, along with specialty hot drinks and cold brew mocktails. There is also a self-serve station, where guests can enjoy a variety of tea, coffee, soft drinks, flavored waters, kombuchas and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.

Before 11 in the morning, guests will be able to enjoy breakfast foods like fresh fruit and pastries and yogurt. After 11, the cafe offers salads, sandwiches, cheeses and much more. The Air Canada Cafe also offers OKA fine cheese, Lindt truffle chocolates, and Gouter premium pastries.

One of the highlights of the cafe is the huge mural done by Canadian artist Shawn Evans. The painting draws upon the memories of places he has both traveled and lived.

The Air Canada Cafe is located in the domestic terminal near Gate D20 and is open daily. With this new grab-and-go concept, Elite and Gold Status members will be able to grab something to take on the plane if they are short on time. And if they have more time on hand, they can enjoy the free Wi-Fi and a relaxing atmosphere.

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