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Coffee Public (Bay)

800 Bay Street Website
Coffee Public (Bay)

Coffee Public, previously known as Coffee Pub, has taken over the space formerly occupied by a Second Cup on the ground level of an office tower near Bay and College....


Volta Espresso

866 Bathurst St. 647.520.9219 Website
Volta Espresso

Volta Espresso is a pocket cafe specializing in strong coffee. Since leaving Jet Fuel Coffee, 23-year-old owners Omar Makhlouf and Raf Wehbe opened their first coffee shop with the intent...


Nohohon Tea Room

467 Queen St. West 416.603.2366 Website
Nohohon Tea Room

Nohohon is doing something different than most Toronto bubble tea shops. While most look to Taiwan or China for inspiration, this Queen West tea room takes its inspiration from Japan....


Black Cat Espresso Bar

1104 College St. 647.385.9929 Website
Black Cat Espresso Bar

Black Cat Espresso Bar is a cafe at College and Dufferin that's taken over the space formerly occupied by Runway Hair Studio. It's got a menu chock-full of food and...



Odin

514 King St. East 647.350.6346 Website
Odin

ODIN is a Corktown spot that's more than just a simple cafe. Rather, it's a hybrid space that slings out espresso, cocktails, snacks and craft beer. It's a concept straight from...


The Shmooz

590 Pape Avenue 416.466.5600 Website
The Shmooz

The Shmooz is a cafe south of the Danforth on Pape Avenue. Unless you live nearby, it would be easy to miss since it's located off the beaten path in...


The Strong One

68 Wales Avenue 647.351.7722 Website
The Strong One

The Strong One is the little sister cafe to Empire Espresso on College Street. Design-savvy owner Lisa Young-Kutsukake brings her stand-out decor and scratch baking to Kensington Market with a...


Black Goat Cafe

3261 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416.792.7200 Website
Black Goat Cafe

Black Goat Cafe can be found a short walk west of the Humber College Lakeshore campus in Etobicoke. Named as a reference to the popular legend of the animal that...



Zavida Coffee

382 Yonge St. 647.351.0055 Website
Zavida Coffee

Zavida Coffee occupies a large space on the ground floor of Aura, the city's tallest condo. The first location in Toronto, it's Second Cup 2.0 with a menu that's full-of-itself,...


Fool Coffee

874 College St. 647.967.0122 Website
Fool Coffee

Fool Coffee is an easygoing coffee shop and bakery in Little Italy. Replacing Slow Room, owner Cam Zalewski opened the cafe near his secondhand bike store, My Little Bike Shop....


Seesaw Cafe

1142 Davenport Rd. Website
Seesaw Cafe

Seesaw Cafe is a delightful spot in Davenport Village that serves a variety of purposes; in addition to being a much-needed cafe for the area, it's also a space for...


Jule

20 Carlton St. 416.506.7888 Website
Jule

Jule is a cute dessert cafe that serves up a little bit of everything. Near Yonge and College a few footsteps from the Carlton Theatre, it ably functions as a...



Cafe Neon (Queen St.)

1024 Queen St. West 647.351.6366 Website
Cafe Neon (Queen St.)

Cafe Neon now has a location on West Queen West in addition to its first location by the Junction Triangle (and its sibling bar in Bloordale.) This latest spot keeps...


Station Cold Brew

300 Campbell Ave. 647.402.3236 Website
Station Cold Brew

Station Cold Brew has been brewing up cold coffee since last summer, and if you still haven't heard of it, you'll want to check it out. They've primarily stuck to...


The Coffee Lab

333 Bloor St. W Website
The Coffee Lab

The Coffee Lab might be the smallest coffee bar in the city. Occupying 52 square feet inside the Annex's Willow Books, it starts serving caffeine in the morning long before...


Quantum Coffee

460 King St. West 647.494.4429 Website
Quantum Coffee

Quantum Coffee opened inside the newly restored heritage building at 460 King Street West - you may remember the space as being home to Global Village Backpackers, or else as...



Cygnet Coffee

1691 Dundas St. West Website
Cygnet Coffee

Cygnet Coffee is an elegant little coffee shop in Brockton Village that's replaced Someone, a turn-of-the-century letterpress shop on Dundas West. First-time cafe owner Stephanie Hinton and her partner have...


See Scape

2840 Dundas St. West Website
See Scape

See Scape is a cafe, art gallery and gaming lounge that celebrates all things nerdy. Located in the Junction, the eclectic space provides a much needed refuge from the conventional...


Tokyo Smoke

850 Adelaide St. West 415.868.5234 Website
Tokyo Smoke

Tokyo Smoke can be found occupying a modified shipping container inside the loading dock of a former tobacco factory tucked away at Adelaide and Stafford just south of West Queen...


Press Books, Coffee and Vinyl

2442 Danforth Ave. 647.352.5200 Website
Press Books, Coffee and Vinyl

Press Books, Coffee and Vinyl is a library, cafe and record store on the East Danforth. Offering an eclectic selection of second-hand records, nostalgic VHS, DVDs and used books, it's...



Paint Cabin

723 Gerrard St. East 647.361.6017 Website
Paint Cabin

Paint Cabin is a paint workshop, coffee shop and event space in East Chinatown. The space is diverse in offerings, designed as a coffee shop by day and art studio...


Sumach Espresso

118 Sumach St. 416.553.3833 Website
Sumach Espresso

Sumach Espresso is the sibling cafe to Broadview Espresso. Owner Mike Cullen seems to have a knack for turning formerly sketchy spots into coffee havens; Broadview Espresso used to be...


Jimmy's Coffee (Ossington)

15 Ossington Avenue Website
Jimmy's Coffee (Ossington)

Jimmy's Coffee has opened a new location on Ossington. Replacing Silver Falls Vintage, the fourth edition to Jimmy's Coffee adds to a growing rivalry in a coffee crowded neighbourhood. Minutes...


TOT The Cat Cafe

298 College St. 647.748.2287 Website
TOT The Cat Cafe

TOT the Cat Cafe, located at College and Spadina, has won the race to become the city's first (highly anticipated) cat cafe. My friend and I are apparently so excited...



Pilot Coffee (Union Station)

65 Front St. West Website
Pilot Coffee (Union Station)

Pilot Coffee now has a kiosk in the Great Hall at Union Station, giving commuters, tourists and everyone in-between an indie alternative to the Tim Hortons stand in the York...


Theatre Centre Cafe

1115 Queen St. West 416.534.9261 Website
Theatre Centre Cafe

The Theatre Centre Cafe has replaced BevLab inside the home of The Theatre Centre, the live arts hub and incubator on West Queen West. This bright, natural light-filled part of...


Snakes and Lattes (College St.)

489 College St. 647.342.9229 Website
Snakes and Lattes (College St.)

Snakes & Lattes has taken over the sprawling sub-level address that formerly housed the Andy Poolhall. It's a massive expansion for the board game cafe that still operates the original...


Krave Coffee

781 St. Clair Ave West 416.652.9929 Website
Krave Coffee

Krave Coffee is an appealing cafe in Hillcrest Village on St. Clair West. Taking over what was once a Vietnamese pho restaurant, the space has transformed into a rustic haven...



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,...


Grey Tiger

1190 Bloor St. West 416.838.5730 Website
Grey Tiger

Grey Tiger is a cafe and cocktail bar on Bloor St. just west of Dufferin. It's the product of a partnership between Ryan Ringer and Becky Ip, and part of...


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...



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  • The Sidekick Great place. GREAT coffee. Hope they (continue to) make it work.
  • The Sidekick The neighbourhood really needed something like this. So happy to see it doing well. Chris is a pleasure to chat to. Great cappuccinos too!
  • The Common (Annex) "In there other locations," pls fix this lol
  • Manic Coffee Heard a lot about the place and decided to visit today...nice ambiance and solid coffee, staff was wonderful
  • Belljar Cafe Being very new to the city (15th day), I'm slowly exploring all the neighbourhoods & this blog is a grear resource. I came across the Belljar cafe and seeing it...
  • Creeds Coffee Bar The coffee was pretty good and I enjoyed the atmosphere... I'll go back for that. I did have a pop tart too and it tasted like the jam was not...
  • The Black Canary Espresso Bar Well turns out beetle lady Michelle was right and that there were bugs everywhere John... Even tho she was wrong cuz they were not cockroaches. Kinda gross either way tho...
  • Krave Coffee Wonderful coffee shop. Dropped in the other day to try their cortado and it was lovely. I hope they do well in this neighbourhood. I will be back.
  • I Deal Coffee (Yonge) Sadly, one of the best coffee shops at Yonge/Lawrence is permanently closed.
  • Contra Cafe great coffee, great treats, great wifi, friendly staff, nice interior, fantastic patio, never exceedingly busy, excellent but not obtrusive music selections. best cafe in christie pits/bloorcourt area fo sho.
  • Krave Coffee WHAT is this?? Christina, shouldn't you be in line at Uncle Tetsu holding your Muji bag while writing your ad copy about the greatness of a Japanese restaurant?
  • Crafted by Te Aro They touch the money and the coffee ...yuk...
  • Krave Coffee As a general rule, people who think that Bloor is some type of northern boundary are either very young (25>) or not actually from Toronto at all.
  • Krave Coffee just opened up on St. Clair West. I know many of the locals that were thrilled that Starbucks opened up, not sure what that'll do for this place or the...
  • Mad Dog Cafe Went here for brunch this morning and it was AWESOME. This place needs an updated BlogTO review for sure, as they've really built out their menu since the current review...
  • Krave Coffee In the past, when commenting on a coffee shop north of Bloor, I'd say something like: "For this area, this is pretty decent coffee... " But in this case, the quality...
  • Aroma Espresso Bar Toronto The sandwiches here are fantastic! I got the grilled chicken sandwich with the aroma spread. It was amazing. The lemonade is tasty as well. For dessert- I go the 3...
  • Golden Cafe Closed on weekends?!!!
  • Creeds Coffee Bar I love their coffee, and especially love the space. Its great to work in and has a delicious selection of foods. I like super jet coffee, but I find the...
  • Madhus Cafe The name of the place is actually based on the Danish language, meaning quite literally, a place to eat, or a food house. Speaking of danishes, they often have some!
  • A-Game Cafe A-Game Café is easily the best game café in Toronto. The game library is excellent - they're always bringing in new games and they carry a number of old favourites...
  • Coffee Pocket Lots of variety of coffee, but they all have one thing in common: they're all scalding to the skin if you get doused with any of them!
  • Golden Cafe Looks fantastic ! When I visit from Vancouver I will bring my baby and hang out in this place and have brunch for sure. The food looks delish ! Congrats...
  • Creeds Coffee Bar Seems like the general theme here is that people who have never been there have already decided they don't like it and those that have been, like it. Add...
  • Moonbean Cafe @Cat Walker Every retail business will encounter overly precious assh*les such as yourself from time to time. "Cat Walker / OCTOBER 28, 2013 AT 12:16 PM user-pic Was there this past weekend,...
  • Field Trip Cafe The owners are super friendly and you can't beat the natural light at this cafe! This might be my new study spot.
  • Golden Cafe Golden has become my favourite cafe. Their catering is as extraordinary as their cafe fare. There is nothing these two can't do! Check it out.
  • The Remarkable Bean I was getting paying attention and also presence training from kelp, waterfalls, cigarette smoke, waves plunging on the stones in Malibu and also much more.
  • Creeds Coffee Bar The only drawback for me is that it opens at 8. I am local. I alternate between rapido (because it's good and close) and second cup (don't judge) because it's...
  • Grey Tiger It's great to see this cafe/bar trend take off, I think since Northwood opened in my hood a few years ago. Way better than the city's previous obsession with dive...


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