Rakia Bar is set to open in Red Rocket’s former Queen East digs

Last year, Leslieville fixture Red Rocket Coffee announced it was leaving the area due to rising rent costs. Now, the space at 1402 Queen Street East is papered over with a rather cryptic “coming soon” sign featuring a portrait of Nikola Tesla. What does it mean? That Serbian franchise Rakia Bar is coming to town, of course.

We weren’t able to get in touch with a Rakia Bar representative immediately, but the resto-bar’s website — which indicates that it is coming soon to Toronto — provides a description of the business:

“Rakia Bar is a unique concept in which the distillate of the finest fruits is always taken with meze, the creative appetiser in a contemporary and conceptualized space. It is urban hedonism; decisive step onto the world’s scene of alcohol beverages in Belgrade and Serbia.”

Translation: expect wine, brandy and small sharing plates.

We’re not sure when, exactly, the new place is slated to open, but Rakia Bar has already taken to social media — follow its progress on Facebook and Twitter.

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