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BevLab

1115 Queen St. West Website
BevLab

BevLab has taken up a permanent space in the relatively new Theatre Centre. If its launch party featuring creative make-your-own cocktails dispensed into beakers from burettes on ring stands, liquid...


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,...


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...



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  • Outpost Coffee Roasters Troy has been working on this idea for years and I wish him the best of luck. A true professional who wants nothing but the best for his customers. ...
  • Tango Palace Coffee Company It sure would be nice if someone....anyone, would do something nice for Brett.
  • Lemon Lily Cafe Hi J! We're happy to say that those are all real people that we're not affiliated with :) Drop by for a cup of tea any time! Jason @...
  • Capital Espresso Does anyone know where Capitol buys its muffins from? Particularly, the pumpkin-chocolate.
  • BevLab Saying molecular gastronomy is done is like saying cooking, it's been done. Deep frying is stale. What is stale is the presentation of process over taste. If something tastes good,...
  • Hula Girl Stellar coffee and a great addition to the neighbourhood. The reality is, there is no decent coffee within walking distance to High Park North (North of Bloor between Dundas &...
  • BevLab I'm interested in dropping by to take a good look at this place. The high-tech, science-y look has been done (molecular gastronomy, anyone?) and getting a little stale, but it's...
  • BevLab I'd say ignore the previous comment from "Ta, but no." Personally I think this sounds like an awesome Idea, this city needs something NEW outside of our typical BAR/CLUB scene and...
  • BevLab One word. Fad. Been done, and had its 15 minutes fame already. I'd put this in the same category as Ice Hotels.
  • Himalayan Java This place is delightful. The espresso is very good, latte art is super cute, and the service is always excellent. Definitely a neighbourhood gem.
  • Starving Artist Still in shock. We went for Saturday brunch and asked to sit inside as there were a few wasps circling the outdoor tables. When we were seated inside...
  • Kaffebar Jonnie- 7 Grams does not refer to the amount of coffee in a shot. The double shot pulled by most independent espresso bars in Toronto can be in the range...
  • Contra Cafe Gr8 space with even better coffee. Try the cappuccino - yum!
  • Caboose Coffee House Beautiful welcoming vibes, splendid creations, creating great fresh as it can get coffee and all around healthier options
  • Coffee Tree As always, Jesse... Spot-ON! #Kudos... now to verify that all these old eye could keep tabs on and also produce putting into action depending on Google's MapMaker a big a...
  • Outpost Coffee Roasters For stronger Americanos, try adding a little less water!
  • Hula Girl Espresso (Ossington) Congratulations on the new store, it looks amazing, i can't wait to check it out. I have been a regular customer since the opening of the original location. I love...
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  • Voodoo Child This is one of my new favourite spots to hang out. Definitely quality. I don't understand why people are saying there are lots of cafes in the area... actually there...
  • Hula Girl Espresso (Ossington) Correction to the article: the bags of beans for sale are 3/4 lb, not 1/2 lb
  • Barista Espresso Bar Very good blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting...
  • Green Beanery Wow - the comments are awful. I've had nothing but good experiences at the beanery - maybe I need to keep my eyes open.
  • White Squirrel (Rosedale) Whatevs! Great place for us Rosedale Yoga Rich moms to go so we can feel hipster like you Queen West Trinity people. Where else are the nannys going...
  • Jet Fuel Coffee it's fucking amazing here and always has been. Cool vibe, douchebags stay at dark horse. keep slagging the real deal for your overpriced facades. coffee great, environment...
  • Outpost Coffee Roasters Ah, BlogTO comments. Shut the fuck up, people. Good work Troy - I've come in quite a few times as it's on my way to work. Great addition to the neighbourhood,...
  • Outpost Coffee Roasters An americano is "essentially a watered-down coffee"?? I get that an americano involves adding espresso to a cup of hot water, but all forms of coffee brewing are just different methods...
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