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Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market)

181 Augusta Ave. 416.598.4242 Website
Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market)

Le Neuf Cafe has already established itself on Clarence Square and now has branched out to open a second outpost on lower Augusta in Kensington Market. While there's no shortage of...


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,...


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...



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  • Le Neuf Cafe Then forgive that mulberry or even situation. my blog http://mervineqxc.soup.io
  • Cherry Bomb Wonderful Cafe...and staff. I met an Irish step dancer, female staff. I thought you might be interested in this? Pascalain Gianello is looking for such a beauty to cut from Long to Shaved....
  • Cafe Pamenar oh boy do they suck? I'd much rather to spend my time and money at Jimmy's.
  • Locomotive I love this place! The coffee is consistently good and although I have yet to try a sandwich, they do look delicious. Do check out Locomotive -they are across the...
  • Bud's Coffee Bar Good on you, Ken. Great article, would love to try one of your coffees one day. All the best from Aussie-land. Bud would be so very proud! xx
  • Rustic Cosmo Cafe This review does not reflect the Cosmo at all. The staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. So warm and welcoming and always helpful. The food...
  • Sam James (Ossington) The haters are crazy. SJCB is awesome. Coolest vibe. Great coffee.
  • Jimmy's Coffee (Gerrard St.) A special thank you to Samantha. I sincerely enjoyed the Mochaccino you made this afternoon. The friendly smile and chat - You made my day! ...
  • Istanbul Cafe This place is great but the address pinned to the post is wrong. It's 174 Eglington Ave EAST (not West).
  • Roll Play Cafe Review of Roll Play: This place near the old World's Biggest Bookstore is in a convenient location: close to a major subway stop (Dundas), near a Silver Snail, walkable...
  • Le Neuf Cafe jenny : I go to le neuf regularly, I know the place very well. The food quality is good, the pastries are amazing, the staff is friendly unless they are...
  • Jet Fuel Coffee What did the baseball pitcher do when he iced his arm ? He found his groove.
  • Easy Drink Easy Go Omg. I went there over the weekend cause a friend brought me to it since I came uptown to visit. Their drinks are seriously amazing! Their tea is really well...
  • Dark Horse Espresso (Queen East) Is it wrong to say, I liked the vibe of the place before this pricey reno. It made everyone/anyone feel welcomed. Made it feel more community oriented.
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) Honestly, why is $9.50 too expensive? Do you have any clue what it costs to run a business? Why would you think $9.50 is an extraordinary amount? I suspect you...
  • The Common (Bloor) You go in and think, this place?? Wait, try the coffee, try a snack. Simple, yes but good, very good. I am there when I can be 2-3 times a...
  • Cool Hand of a Girl Mediocre food, no ambience and overpriced. What's not to love.
  • Le Neuf Cafe Leneuf Cafe isn't glamorous and amazing as you guys might say, it's an amateur version of France. The employees are unprofessional, the decor is not well thought out, the owner...
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) Matt, could it not be that David was imploring Marco to "eat shit" in lieu of eating "expensive horseshit" - for which he clearly has little regard? Rather than trapping himself...
  • Roll Play Cafe They were featuring desserts straight from the San Francisco Cheesecake Factory restaurant. I gave into my chocolate sweet tooth and chose the Fudge cake. It was so incredibly rich and...
  • de Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters Not your average americano! It tasted smoother, with a thicker consistency than what I'm used to. All in all, a wonderful body and aroma. The chocolate croissant, baked right next...
  • Portland Variety I took my nephew here. Love the hood. The best fish and chip spot (NO other animal products) in TO, in my view, a few doors east of PV. I...
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) I'll have to try the new location out! by the way another of my favorite bakery Butter Avenue opened on Queen St. a while back, where is the review? odd
  • Havana Style Cafe & Gallery Beautiful place, nice owners, great coffee and amazing food..especially black bean soup
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) I have not been to the Kensington Market location as of yet, but if the food and pastries taste and look as good, I'll definitely visit!
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) Americano @ $3.50 is a bit steep too... most places are $2.50-2.75.... not a big deal for a one-off payment, but for those (like me) who may drink this daily...
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) David, it's entirely possible that expensive horseshit is, in general, fucked. Your exhortation that Marco eat the expensive horseshit poses a problem, however: you dislike the horseshit, yet he is...
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) Eat shit. Whoppers don't cost $9. Tim horton's sandwiches are like $5. Fuck expensive horseshit. It's fucked.
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) The last time I had a big mac, it was $9.00. So to be fair, something hand made with quality priced at $9.00 sounds about cheap if anything.
  • Le Neuf Cafe (Kensington Market) Love their original location, probably the best pastries in the city from a quality x size x price perspective. On the rare occasion that they make apple turnovers, I always...


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