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Tandem Coffee

368 King St. East Website
Tandem Coffee

Tandem Coffee just opened in Corktown on King St., in a little sliver of one of those old houses, and it is as cute inside as it is out. Former...


The Social Gardener

1326 Gerrard St. East 416.465.6021 Website
The Social Gardener

The Social Gardener is a cafe and community space/resource centre for immigrant women located in Little India. While the cafe is open to the public at large, The Social Gardener...


Louie Craft Coffee

1187 King St. West Website
Louie Craft Coffee

Louie Craft Coffee popped up in Liberty Village recently, marking itself as the area's new go-to coffee joint. Opened by a pair of wise sisters, the space is both sleek...


Marvel Coffee

6 Donlands Avenue 416.887.6245 Website
Marvel Coffee

Marvel Coffee opened just steps from the Donlands subway station, bringing some fine coffee and treats to your TTC travels, or a stroll on that stretch of the Danforth. You...



Portland Variety

587 King St. West 416.368.5151 Website
Portland Variety

Portland Variety has taken over the coveted spot at the corner of Portland and King formerly occupied by KiWe Kitchen. The cafe (and soon to be launched restaurant in the...


Dundas and Carlaw

1173 Dundas St. E 647.639.7281 Website
Dundas and Carlaw

Dundas and Carlaw took over from the old Lolabar space at; you guessed it, Dundas and Carlaw. The space has been transformed with white subway tiles, vaulted ceilings with chandeliers,...


Sense Appeal (Etobicoke)

2814 Lake Shore Blvd. W 416.255.5665 Website
Sense Appeal (Etobicoke)

Sense Appeal has opened a major headquarters on Lake Shore, and it's big. Taking over a former restaurant, the space is vaulted and wide, and they've done a great job...


Propeller Coffee

50 Wade Ave. 416.479.3771 Website
Propeller Coffee

Propeller Coffee offers a good reminder that one of the few bright sides to watching the urban industrial heritage of your city disappear is that whole new areas, once known...



Jimmy's Coffee (Gerrard St.)

82 Gerrard St. W 416.901.2289 Website
Jimmy's Coffee (Gerrard St.)

Jimmy's Coffee has opened another little coffee house, dwarfed by the giant towers and buildings surrounding Gerrard and Yonge. This is becoming something of a signature for Jimmy's Coffee, to...


Balzac's (Market St.)

10 Market St. 416.368.4949 Website
Balzac's (Market St.)

Balzac's has opened its eighth cafe in the burgeoning Market St. area. It's a suitable place, with its cobblestones, wide patios and plenty of tourists and city dwellers hitting the...


Atlas Espresso Bar

550 Front St. West 416.472.8527 Website
Atlas Espresso Bar

Atlas Espresso Bar has quietly creeped into a neighbourhood that doesn't quite feel like one yet. The bright and minimalist room is on Front Street, just west of Portland in...


Sam James (Ossington)

1000 Queen St. West Website
Sam James (Ossington)

Sam James Coffee Bar has pencilled itself into Lower Ossington, but be careful - blink and you'll miss it. You can recognize it by that signature diamond on the door,...



Madhus Cafe

982 Kingston Rd. 647.464.6541 Website
Madhus Cafe

Madhus Cafe must be an ironic name, for the Upper Beaches cafe is anything but a mad house. Instead, when I walk into the cafe on Kingston Rd., I'm enveloped...


Play Cafe

1517 Bayview Avenue 416.399.2627 Website
Play Cafe

Play Cafe at Bayview and Millwood is a great place to bring little ones. Designed to be family-friendly, there are two play areas designed for different age groups. The first,...


Extra Butter

283 Roncesvalles Ave. 647.340.7791 Website
Extra Butter

Extra Butter, a new coffee shop in Roncesvalles, has quickly taken over the old Gurts space just south of Geoffrey St. The counter has been pushed all the way to...


Pilot Coffee Roasters

50 Wagstaff Dr. 416.546.4006 Website
Pilot Coffee Roasters

Pilot Coffee Roasters have outdone themselves. They moved the roaster at Te Aro into 50 Wagstaff Drive, making a combination roastery, lab, tasting bar and distribution centre that's slick, gorgeous...



The Coffee Bar

346 Front St. West 416.792.8840 Website
The Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is right on trend with the moment we're having where country has suddenly taken hold in Toronto. Following in the footsteps of late night spots like Boots...


Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar

2377 Queen St. East 647.350.2377
Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar

Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar occupies a nice corner spot at Queen East and Beech Ave deep into the Beaches neighbourhood. Transformed from the previous Best Coffee House by owners...


Boxcar Social

1208 Yonge Street 416.792.5873 Website
Boxcar Social

Boxcar Social, the latest coffee and wine bar in the Summerhill area of Yonge, owes part of its name to the train bridge and old station just steps away. The...


9 Bars

46 St. Clair Ave. E 647.831.5958 Website
9 Bars

9 Bars, a new coffee shop on St. Clair just east of Yonge, is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, where such intimate quarters are few and far between. As...



The Fifth Cafe

225 Richmond St. West 416.979.0390 Website
The Fifth Cafe

The Fifth Cafe, the newest addition to the Fifth Complex on Richmond, is smack dab in the middle of the Club district, but man, what a bore. Dressed up like...


Hola Cafe

1298 Queen St. E 647.350.1298 Website
Hola Cafe

Hola Cafe in Leslieville strives for a Latin vibe, and on that end it scores. The walls are cocoa brown, the counter is done in chilli red tile, the tables...


Brickyard Grounds

1289 Gerrard St. E 416.465.4444 Website
Brickyard Grounds

Brickyard Grounds, at the southwest corner of Greenwood and Gerrard, is a fantastic addition to the neighbourhood. Just steps from Greenwood Park, it's sure to become a pit stop for...


Red Eye Espresso

29 McCaul St 416.598.0598 Website
Red Eye Espresso

Red Eye Espresso is tucked away in a little space just off of McCaul Street. Clearly designed to catch the OCAD crowd, it's white as gessoed canvas, with little flashes...



Tea Dot Coffee

233 College St. 647.865.5985 Website
Tea Dot Coffee

Tea Dot Coffee, a new indie coffee shop on College Street just past Spadina, is the latest place for a coffee fuel-up on near the University of Toronto. Having just...


Hub Coffee House (Dovercourt)

983 Dovercourt Rd. 647.347.7789 Website
Hub Coffee House (Dovercourt)

Hub Coffee House on Dovercourt is what you get when you've cornered the market in a given neighbourhood. This just opened, second location to the Hub Coffee House and Locavorium...


Empire Espresso

668 College St. 416.792.8890 Website
Empire Espresso

Empire Espresso has one of the prettiest espresso machines I've ever seen. The La Marzocco machine at College Street's newest coffee shop is covered with a custom silkscreen adhesive in...


Roll Play Cafe

10A Edward St. 416.904.8483 Website
Roll Play Cafe

Roll Play Cafe opened in September just north of Yonge and Dundas, offering a selection of board games to play while enjoying a coffee, quick snack, or your next meal....



Flying Pony

1481 Gerrard St Website
Flying Pony

Flying Pony is a new cafe in Little India that serves up its coffee and baked goods with a side of fine art. The coffee shop, which opened in the...


Super-Jet International Coffee Shop

346 Dupont St. Website
Super-Jet International Coffee Shop

Super-Jet International Coffee Shop opened a few weeks ago along the Annex's northern edge on Dupont Street just west of Spadina. When I arrive on a particularly sunny and...


Nespresso Toronto

159 Cumberland St. 855.325.5781 Website
Nespresso Toronto

Nespresso, the flagship Toronto boutique and cafe from the international coffee magnate opened last week where the Cumberland Cinemas used to be. The space, transformed by Italian architect Goring and...


FormoCha Bubble Tea

55 Eglinton Ave East 416.545.0007 Website
FormoCha Bubble Tea

FormoCha Tea House is, at first glance, just another bubble tea shop near Yonge and Eglinton. But just like a Transformer robot, there's more to it than meets the eye....



Easy Drink Easy Go

5423 Yonge Street 647.748.5423
Easy Drink Easy Go

Easy Drink Easy Go is proof in the value of double-takes. While you may at first glance not see this bubble tea spot when walking on Yonge Street after a...


Crema Coffee

3079 Dundas West 416.767.3131 Website
Crema Coffee

Crema Coffee holds bragging rights as the first of many fashionable cafes to grace the Junction. Don't get me wrong, though: it's fashionable in a true-spirited kind of way. It...


Mercury Espresso Bar

915 Queen Street East 647.435.4779
Mercury Espresso Bar

Mercury Espresso is a Leslieville staple that's never allowed itself to get distracted from its mission of providing great coffee made from socially responsible beans. Though it's been open for...


Lit Espresso Bar

221 Roncesvalles Avenue 416.538.9700 Website
Lit Espresso Bar

Lit Espresso Bar thrives in not one, but two Toronto neighbourhoods, and owner Joe Angellotti says they're always looking to expand on that success. The cafe's first location opened on...



Manic Coffee

426 College Street 416.966.3888 Website
Manic Coffee

Manic Coffee opened its doors at Bathurst and College exactly six years ago, and it's been a haven for regulars ever since. Manager Luis Pereira says no matter what the...


Everyday Gourmet

91 Front St. East 416.363.7662
Everyday Gourmet

Everyday Gourmet is a coffee shop on the ground floor of the St. Lawrence Market stocked with a bazillion kinds of beans. It's been owned and operated by the same...


The Grind

20 Bloor St E 416.944.0910 Website
The Grind

The Grind is a somewhat ideally, somewhat mysteriously located coffee shop decorated like an eccentric French lady's salon/boudoir. It's a wholly unexpected discovery, as it's located underground at Yonge and...


Casa Acoreana Cafe

235 Augusta Avenue 416.593.9717
Casa Acoreana Cafe

Casa Acoreana has lived many lives in the half century it's spent on the corner of Augusta and Baldwin. The cafe is now known as one of the Market's staple...



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  • Voulez Vous Cafe They're closing. Another loss to the neighbourhood :(
  • Snakes and Lattes If you think $5 for a few hours of gaming is a "rip off" then you are clearly brain dead, and nothing is going to change your mind. Good luck doing...
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  • Jimmy's Coffee (Gerrard St.) This place needs better advertising - I love Jimmy's - and I literally live down the street from this place. I saw it on the Toronto coffee map and assumed...
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  • Marvel Coffee A refreshing stop on a day of wandering the Danforth. Decent coffee and excellent service. They should do well.
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  • Marvel Coffee Re: Peter Yes! Why oh why does the Only put cinnamon in their drip coffee? It's awful. Their espresso is fine - service a bit sluggish at times - so if...
  • Louie Craft Coffee The iced coffee I had was so-so but their sandwiches are amazing. I got the brie and apple with a balsamic dressing on a baguette but they also had chicken...
  • The Social Gardener the building renovations funded by the government? So many coffee shops within walking distance of this place but they all seem to have different sources and endpoints of their $....
  • Wagamama Very rude staff, will not be coming back here. I'm glad other people are noticing how rude the owners are at Wagamamma. There are plenty of cafes in the area...
  • Cafe Frappe it is really amazing , grrrreat Greek Coffee, pizza , Caesar salad and delicious toast
  • Tandem Coffee I work right by here and our office was waiting with baited breath for them to open. Worth the wait. Michie and Eugene are so nice, the place...
  • Louie Craft Coffee My mornings got exponentially better since these guys showed up. Their coffee, staff & overall vibe of the place is exactly how the local coffee shop should be!!
  • The Social Gardener Looks great! Congratulations! A wonderful endeavour
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  • Tea Dot Coffee Mmm they have amazing vegan, GF baked goods now too. Just had a muffin and I have officially found a replacement for Urban Herbivore.
  • Tandem Coffee What a wonderful place! I've known Michie since meeting her at Bisogno, which is now The Black Canary. I'm not an expert on Pig Iron, which I've had little of....
  • Tandem Coffee Nice shop design. Toronto could do with more vertical gardens.
  • Tandem Coffee Those are the same prices that Pig Iron is selling the coffee for directly (you can check their website). The price is what it is because the coffee they source...
  • Tandem Coffee Hum, this is the same price that Pig Iron charges on their online store: http://www.pigironcoffee.com/index.php/coffee.html If you want something cheaper, look elsewhere.
  • The Social Gardener What a cool spot. Good luck to you all!
  • Tandem Coffee $18 for 340g of beans? That's $24/lb! Wtf! You're supposed to buy wholesale and mark that up the standard 100%. Obviously buying retail prices (which are $10-15/lb for...


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