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Creeds Coffee Bar

390 Dupont St. 416.479.0277 Website
Creeds Coffee Bar

Creeds Coffee Bar has taken over the space that used to be Dish Cooking Studio (it moved south to College St.) in the Annex. Creeds, a well-respected dry cleaning company,...


Golden Cafe

35 Golden Ave. 647.346.8005 Website
Golden Cafe

Golden Cafe is hidden away inside a converted former uniform factory at the end of a small street off Dundas St. West on the outskirts of Roncesvalles Village. The building...


Marvel Coffee (Carlaw Ave.)

792 Carlaw Ave. 416.465.2600 Website
Marvel Coffee (Carlaw Ave.)

Marvel Coffee has opened a second location off the Danforth, on Carlaw Ave. not too far from its first shop by the Donlands TTC station. This is a slightly larger...


A-Game Cafe

240 Queen St. West 416.971.4263 Website
A-Game Cafe

A-Game Cafe is located above Me Va Me on Queen West by John St. While board game cafes and bars with games can be found all over the city now,...



Crosstown Coffee Bar

187 Highbourne Rd. 647.834.0012 Website
Crosstown Coffee Bar

Crosstown Coffee Bar announces itself with a row of red lanterns, tucked off the corner of Highbourne and Eglinton. This charming cafe is located in the heart of a residential...


Field Trip Cafe

3 Westmoreland Ave. 647.456.2347 Website
Field Trip Cafe

Field Trip Cafe (not to be confused with the music and arts fest) is a gem of a place hidden a bit up Westmoreland off Bloor in Bloorcourt. Co-owners Angela...


Neo Coffee Bar

161 Frederick St. Website
Neo Coffee Bar

Neo Coffee Bar is a contemporary bakery and cafe unique to Toronto's crop of rustic or European styled espresso bars. Found at the base of a condo in the St....


The Sidekick

1374 Queen St. East 647.444.7875 Website
The Sidekick

The Sidekick is something Chris Watton has dreamt about owning since she was 16, and now she's made it a reality. This Leslieville spot combines her two passions in life:...



Boxcar Social (Riverside)

4 Boulton Ave. 647.344.4530 Website
Boxcar Social (Riverside)

Boxcar Social has a second location in Riverside in addition to its original spot in Summerhill, bringing its highly specialized brand of cafe-bar hybrid to the east side of town. This...


Reunion Island

385 Roncesvalles Ave. 416.837.8996 Website
Reunion Island

Reunion Island Coffee Bar proves Roncesvalles still hasn't reached its cafe saturation point yet, replacing Roncy's Bean with this first flagship shop of the 20-year-old Oakville-based coffee roaster, which went...


Dark Horse Espresso (Geary Ave.)

120 Geary Avenue 647.347.3131 Website
Dark Horse Espresso (Geary Ave.)

Dark Horse Espresso Bar, one of the original Toronto indie coffee brands, has expanded its empire with a fifth location, taking over what used to be an auto body shop...


Lit Espresso Bar (Leaside)

1517 Bayview Ave. 416.519.1884 Website
Lit Espresso Bar (Leaside)

Lit Espresso Bar has closed up its location at College and Ossington and opened an outpost on Bayview in Leaside instead. Taking over the space that used to be Play...



Sharetea (Yonge & Dundas)

86 Dundas St. E 647.748.9355 Website
Sharetea (Yonge & Dundas)

Sharetea is a popular bubble tea chain from Taiwan that already has a few locations in Toronto. This particular outpost is a bright space conveniently located by Ryerson just east...


Clockwork Coffee

36 Toronto St. 416.216.7070 Website
Clockwork Coffee

Clockwork Coffee opened its first cafe in the Financial District in the spring of 2015, as part of a shared location with Rose City Kitchen and Smash Juice Bar. The...


Sam James (Toronto St.)

15 Toronto St. Website
Sam James (Toronto St.)

Sam James now has a fifth coffee outpost, this time on Toronto St., where a mom-and-pop lunch takeout spot called Young Cafe used to be, beside Mercatto. Like the others,...


Oakwood Espresso

342B Oakwood Ave. 647.537.5822 Website
Oakwood Espresso

Oakwood Espresso is a tiny coffee shop located just around the corner from Oakwood Ave., a few blocks north of St. Clair West. The corner of Oakwood and Rogers, where...



Tucana Coffee

1413 Dundas St. West Website
Tucana Coffee

Tucana Coffee is a coffee shop on Dundas West from Tenille Clarke who worked at Ossington coffee shop Crafted for four years. She received her training and knowledge from Pilot...


Cafe Novo (Kensington)

254 Augusta Ave. 647.350.3538 Website
Cafe Novo (Kensington)

Cafe Novo in Kensington Market is the latest home of the former High Park hangout. After occupying the same quaint, cozy spot above High Park station for five years, Elizabeth...


The Common (Annex)

408 Bloor St. West
The Common (Annex)

The Common has a new Annex location - at Bloor and Brunswick, a few doors down from By The Way Cafe and just across the street from Future Bakery. The...


Remarkable Bean (Leslieville)

1103 Queen St. East Website
Remarkable Bean (Leslieville)

Remarkable Bean in Leslieville is the brand-new sister location to the venerable Beaches cafe, which turns 21 this year. Owners (and siblings) George and Marianne Fowler are parlaying their dedicated...



Red Bulb Espresso Bar

6148 Main St., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON 905.591.2054 Website
Red Bulb Espresso Bar

Red Bulb Espresso Bar is bringing the indie coffee scene north. Located on Stouffville's historic Main St., Red Bulb is the perfect local coffee shop in a community experiencing tremendous...


Milano Coffee

266 Adelaide St. West 647.344.6566 Website
Milano Coffee

Milano Coffee is the first Toronto location for what's already a Canadian coffee institution. The company's operated three branded cafes in the Vancouver area for years - but, before that,...


Dark Horse Espresso (Queen East)

630 Queen St. East 647.436.3460 Website
Dark Horse Espresso (Queen East)

Dark Horse Espresso has a brand-new Queen East location, just a stone's throw away from the original location (now closed). The new digs replace the first spot, and the similarities...


Istanbul Cafe

174 Eglinton Ave. 416.480.0303
Istanbul Cafe

Istanbul Cafe is a wonderful new coffee shop at Eglinton and Redpath that celebrates the culture of Turkey. It brings a much-needed independent twist to otherwise corporate cafes in the...



Second Cup Coffee Co.

287 King St. West 416.340.9386 Website
Second Cup Coffee Co.

The Second Cup Coffee Co. at King and John, located in the heart of Toronto's Theatre District, is the first location in the Second Cup chain to receive a complete...


Local Hero

73 Roncesvalles Ave. 416,534.7078 Website
Local Hero

Local Hero can be found inside the Film Buff on Roncesvalles, the latest addition to the Worsley family enterprise. This spot has always been a gem, but since the family...


The Tenant

1267 Queen St. West 416.901.1395 Website
The Tenant

The Tenant coffee shop took over after The Mascot went bust in Parkdale. By the looks of it I'm not sure if the name is a play on the Roman...


For The Win Cafe

3216 Yonge St. 647.350.6700 Website
For The Win Cafe

For the Win is the latest board game café to come to Toronto - this time in the neighbourhood of Yonge and Lawrence. The café is large and bright, with...



Bulldog Coffee (Gerrard)

86 Gerrard St. East Website
Bulldog Coffee (Gerrard)

Bulldog Coffee, and its effervescent and snappy owner Stuart Ross, have had their fair share of ups and downs: Location changes, location closings, controversial stances on Wi-Fi (the shop has...


Goat Coffee Co.

893 Pape Ave. 416.551.7737 Website
Goat Coffee Co.

Goat Coffee Co. has been, as its Twitter states, "kinda sorta open" for a little over a week in Pape Village. Occupying what used to be a Cash for Gold,...


Outpost Coffee Roasters

1578 Bloor St. West 416.516.9040 Website
Outpost Coffee Roasters

Outpost Coffee Roasters has been trying to keep a low profile since opening a couple of months ago, but this part of Bloor - just at the southern edge of...


Hula Girl (Ossington)

456 Ossington Ave. Website
Hula Girl (Ossington)

Hula Girl Espresso has opened a sister location to the original cafe - this time on Ossington just north of College. Occupying the space that was previously the short-lived United...



White Squirrel Coffee (Rosedale)

1055 Yonge St. 647.428.4478 Website
White Squirrel Coffee (Rosedale)

White Squirrel in Rosedale marks the West Queen West cafe's first foray into a new part of town. Given their quintessential status as Trinity-Bellwoods' favourite cafe, you might have expected...


Lemon Lily Tea

410 Dundas St. East 416.846.1057 Website
Lemon Lily Tea

Lemon Lily Tea, a Toronto-based organic tea company, has made the leap from stocking the city's cafes to opening one of their very own. After supplying businesses around the country...


M Square Coffee

123 Queen St. West, Unit C24 647.350.6444 Website
M Square Coffee

M Square Coffee is the latest independent coffee shop to bring a caffeine jolt to the Financial District. Tucked under the Sheraton Centre, the cafe brings some carefully-chosen coffee and...


Kaffebar

2830 Dundas St. W. 647.388.0188 Website
Kaffebar

Kaffebar is adding a cachet of cool to the more desolate side of the Junction east of Keele. A little over a week old, this small, Norwegian-inspired coffee bar embraces...



Contra Cafe

1028 Shaw St.
Contra Cafe

Contra Cafe is tucked in the corner spot on Shaw at Yarmouth. Many may remember this location as the home of Hub Coffee and Locavorium but they've moved on to...


Bud's Coffee Bar

1934 Queen St. East Website
Bud's Coffee Bar

Bud's Coffee Bar opened in the Beaches at the end of August, taking over the middle third of what used to be a Binz store. (Quality caffeine over containers, I...


Gong Cha Tea

3636 Steeles Ave. East 905.604.9323
Gong Cha Tea

Gong Cha aims to change the way you enjoy your bubble tea. The brand-new flagship Canadian store of this humongously large international chain, located on the ground level of...


Cafe Plenty

1 King St. West 416.585.7842 Website
Cafe Plenty

Cafe Plenty recently opened a second location, this time in the heart of the Financial District at 1 King West. Like the first location on Dundas just west of University,...



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  • Golden Cafe I work in the building. The love is genuine, not manufactured, I see it every day as people pass through the space. If you met them, you'd know they just...
  • Golden Cafe I work in the building, frequently getting swamped with work during the day and thinking this little cafe might be good in a crunch but not my go-to with Roncy...
  • Golden Cafe This is by far the best cafe in the area. Not only is the food amazing, the ladies running it are too.
  • Golden Cafe those dilly buns... this place is a dream hang out.
  • Golden Cafe Best people ever, best cafe, best TIME!!! LONG LIVE GOLDEN DAZEEEEEEE!!!
  • Golden Cafe I agree with the Mayor, but that pie .... damn!
  • Golden Cafe I live on this street and had no idea about them, will check it out !
  • Super-Jet International Coffee Shop In my decent Toronto coffee travels, this place has easily the finest Americano in the city. I could do without all the scones; dry, dull or poorly executed. BUT LORD...
  • Golden Cafe I'm all for new small businesses, and especially any new bakeries...but it's never cool when the owners or staff pile-on a whole whack of positive reviews. It seems like...
  • Golden Cafe PIE!!! Looks awesome.
  • Golden Cafe I'm lucky enough to work here :)
  • Golden Cafe Coming to Toronto this week-end and I can't wait to try this spot. Sounds SOO delicious.
  • Golden Cafe Hello! This cafe looks great! Is it wheelchair accessible?
  • Golden Cafe Love this spot! Glad it's getting some well deserved attention.
  • Golden Cafe Best new hidden gem in the city.
  • Golden Cafe This place is such a gem! The girls serve up amazing food and their coffee is fantastic. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a dilly bun!
  • Golden Cafe The dilly rolls are to die for!!! Amazing cafe.
  • Golden Cafe Best place, best people.
  • Golden Cafe What a beautiful place! Can't wait to try.
  • Golden Cafe Amazing!! Will have to check out.
  • Golden Cafe Every once in a rare moon you profile a place near me that I didn't know about because it was hidden away. Thanks for sharing this hidden gem :)
  • Golden Cafe Looks very nice, indeed. It seems like every new cafe/coffee shop that is profiled here is simply a "middleman" who brings in food from elsewhere. Nice to see...
  • Golden Cafe Looks delicious.
  • Clockwork Coffee Unbelievably excellent coffee and service. Best coffee in Toronto. Simply fantastic!
  • Oakwood Espresso Glad to see this in the neighbourhood. I also like how someone posted about the time based streetcar fare. It's $3 to travel up and down St. Clair all you...
  • Outpost Coffee Roasters Outpost is one of my favourite cafes - excellent coffee and Troy, Adam, and Alana are the best! Friendly, warm and hilarious people. I go there everyday even if I'm...
  • Havana Style Cafe & Gallery I had the ropa vieja. Pretty damn good for TO cuban food. The owners are great and very inviting, the food is great, and the work and effort put into...
  • Milano Coffee It's really a great and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for...
  • A-Game Cafe I wish them well...but, man, it's like everyone thinks "Gee, everyone is doing this thing, surely I (with no business experience) can succeed"...I mean, let's be honest, who isn't prepared...
  • A-Game Cafe Came here and discovered one of the best games ive played to date (avalon). These guys (Derek and Gary) are truly passionate - they even took time out of...


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