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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,...


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...



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  • M Square Coffee Funny!
  • Contra Cafe BrocktonDud the fact that you are their bff makes you biased and therefor your opinion matters to no one.
  • M Square Coffee Best coffee in town, no doubt.
  • M Square Coffee I do wish just once that a great independent coffee house would open up outside of the downtown core. Yonge and Finch/Sheppard is desperate for something like this. ...
  • M Square Coffee Best place to park is City Hall Parking
  • M Square Coffee better to walk there, it's worth it! besides, it's rough driving in downtown now
  • M Square Coffee spro's great but the place is bloody hard to drive to - if they can figure out how to provide parking down there I will be sure to be a...
  • M Square Coffee best coffee in the path + gangster rap = winning formula
  • M Square Coffee Hey Finkel, We do offer in retail bags all our current coffee offerings and have a pretty nifty unique retail items as well. We will be introducing full immersion single...
  • M Square Coffee beards beards beards!
  • M Square Coffee This is good news! I asked via Twitter and their hours are: M-F 7AM to 6PM S-S 8AM to 2PM
  • M Square Coffee Sounds promising, do they do any pourover or have beans for sale?
  • Dineen Coffee Co. Had a cappuccino there today and it was decent but the cup was not clean and I wasn't the only one experiencing this .should hire a dishwasher guys .
  • Contra Cafe I'm going to be up front, these people are close friends of mine. The cafe moved out so they decided to start their own. I have a lot of respect...
  • Kaffebar Chris - I appreciate your comments: While I'm not an expert in coffeeshop economics, I think your numbers may be off re cost of coffee supplies: My next door coffeeshop...
  • Contra Cafe I live down the street and come here often to do a bit of work or for a break. The new owners did NOT kick out Hub, and this is...
  • Seven Grams One of the best places to get lattes! They're great every time! I wish they had better pastries and treats though, not to mention fresher looking sandwiches. At least the...
  • Kaffebar Very cool place! Just wondering how does she make money? Just estimating per month: Rent $3000 (at best) Coffee $1200 (5lbs/day, 20gr/shot) Sales $9,000 (100 coffee per day @$3ea., 1 coffee every 5 minutes, 8a-5p) Sales...
  • Kaffebar just popped in to meet kim and try the americano (+ a skolebrød). great coffee, great snack , great service.
  • Zaza Espresso Bar (Bloor West Village) First time visiting the area and decided to stop in to waste away a couple hours, head in a novel and sipping away some much needed coffee. I was surprised...
  • Bud's Coffee Bar Independent means that the owners aren't part of a franchise or large chain. It isn't that hard to understand.
  • Bud's Coffee Bar "Not trolling when I say the small businesses are a scam and hurt our economy." Because small business don't employ people - it's only robots and ghosts working in these stores....
  • Contra Cafe I commented on the amazing coffee a few days ago. Went back to try again and was delighted that it was just as good. I'm really puzzled about comments on prices -...
  • Kaffebar So excited to try this place out when I get back from school!!!
  • Kaffebar I cannot wait to try it myself soon.
  • Kaffebar Nice to see a place that does their own in-house baking. Good luck to her. Everything looks really good. The exterior needs a bit of jazzing up...
  • Kaffebar Those treats look so very tasty! Looking forward to making my way there soon!
  • Contra Cafe Lower the prices, they're outrageous. I've been a few times now because it is so close and it really is a nice space, but with the prices and the pain...
  • Kaffebar A delightful review that has whet my appetite for an espresso or Americano or both. It's a bit of a hike but hopefully I'll make it out soon. ...
  • Kaffebar Looking forward to Kaffebar!


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