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Sharetea (Yonge & Dundas)

86 Dundas St. E 647.748.9355 Website
Sharetea (Yonge & Dundas)

Sharetea is a popular bubble tea chain from Taiwan that already has a few locations in Toronto. This particular outpost is a bright space conveniently located by Ryerson just east...


Clockwork Coffee

36 Toronto St. 416.216.7070 Website
Clockwork Coffee

Clockwork Coffee opened its first cafe in the Financial District in the spring of 2015, as part of a shared location with Rose City Kitchen and Smash Juice Bar. The...


Sam James (Toronto St.)

15 Toronto St. Website
Sam James (Toronto St.)

Sam James now has a fifth coffee outpost, this time on Toronto St., where a mom-and-pop lunch takeout spot called Young Cafe used to be, beside Mercatto. Like the others,...


Oakwood Espresso

342B Oakwood Ave. 647.537.5822 Website
Oakwood Espresso

Oakwood Espresso is a tiny coffee shop located just around the corner from Oakwood Ave., a few blocks north of St. Clair West. The corner of Oakwood and Rogers, where...



Tucana Coffee

1413 Dundas St. West Website
Tucana Coffee

Tucana Coffee is a coffee shop on Dundas West from Tenille Clarke who worked at Ossington coffee shop Crafted for four years. She received her training and knowledge from Pilot...


Cafe Novo (Kensington)

254 Augusta Ave. 647.350.3538 Website
Cafe Novo (Kensington)

Cafe Novo in Kensington Market is the latest home of the former High Park hangout. After occupying the same quaint, cozy spot above High Park station for five years, Elizabeth...


The Common (Annex)

408 Bloor St. West
The Common (Annex)

The Common has a new Annex location - at Bloor and Brunswick, a few doors down from By The Way Cafe and just across the street from Future Bakery. The...


Remarkable Bean (Leslieville)

1103 Queen St. East Website
Remarkable Bean (Leslieville)

Remarkable Bean in Leslieville is the brand-new sister location to the venerable Beaches cafe, which turns 21 this year. Owners (and siblings) George and Marianne Fowler are parlaying their dedicated...



Red Bulb Espresso Bar

6148 Main St., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON 905.591.2054 Website
Red Bulb Espresso Bar

Red Bulb Espresso Bar is bringing the indie coffee scene north. Located on Stouffville's historic Main St., Red Bulb is the perfect local coffee shop in a community experiencing tremendous...


Milano Coffee

266 Adelaide St. West 647.344.6566 Website
Milano Coffee

Milano Coffee is the first Toronto location for what's already a Canadian coffee institution. The company's operated three branded cafes in the Vancouver area for years - but, before that,...


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,...


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,...



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  • Cafe Novo (Kensington) The rent didn't double. If that was the case the New Mexican restaurant would be paying $11 000. Rent would be assessed at fair market value and then go to...
  • Sharetea So good!
  • Sharetea Just went to the one near Yonge & Wellesley, had the Oreo Milk Tea. So good.
  • Sharetea There is certainly no shortage of bubble tea places downtown. I wish them luck, but the market must be pretty crowded.
  • Te Aro Great atmosphere and set up, and yes, damn fine coffee. But... the guy who served us came across as miserable and stuck up (we all have our bad days...
  • Sharetea Try their classic one and creama, could put chatime to shame. This spot is my recent favorite now.
  • Sharetea Chatime does not compare to Sharetea. Had my first at Yonge and Finch location, the best bbt i've ever had. Fresh and flavourful.
  • Sharetea Can't wait until 50 Lan opens up in Toronto!
  • Sharetea Chatime are great, but there are so many other options out there that are just as good ... if not better. 'Easy Drink Easy Go' (North York) are exceptional, and...
  • Odin Very few choices immediately around here so I'm stuck to do this one. Not the one.
  • Aroma Espresso Bar (Leaside) They have best customer service. Very clean and best food.
  • Odin There are a few spots around town with superior coffee to all different preferences. This coffee shop serves the average, find anywhere version. If I lived across the street, I...
  • Odin What can I say about Odin? First of all the people there are top notch. Patrick (one of the owners) is very personable and funny. Andy is...
  • Portland Variety I had a very bad experience in this restaurant today. The "benedicts"...probably they forgot the hollandaise... the portion was very small..almost a sample. The poached eggs were not ... They...
  • Odin We visited soon after it opened and returned a few times out of convenience and to give it a chance. Unfortunately there is no reason to go back. The place...
  • Clockwork Coffee I'll go here if I'm in this area. Sam James? No thanks.
  • Zaza Espresso Bar (Bloor West Village) I found the 2 girls working behind the bar a little arrogant and fake. I thought the gelato was average at best. I personally did not like the vibe. ...
  • de Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters I hope you realize that you can call and ask or drop in and see for yourself instead of making up ridiculous claims. What a joke. This place is amazing...
  • Clockwork Coffee After seeing pour over a lot last summer in Detroit I was wondering when it was going to come to Toronto in more prominence. I think the newer Second...
  • Clockwork Coffee So glad to see you have opened a shop!! I will come see you guys. It has been a couple years.
  • Clockwork Coffee Sounds awesome! Can't wait to try this out!
  • Clockwork Coffee As a coffee-drinker, a Torontonian and part of the creative class, thank you & congratulations for doing what u love and sharing it. I'll be checking it out next time...
  • Clockwork Coffee I've had Hale coffee before and it's extremely good - I can't wait to try out the cafe. Seems like the big news is the fact that there's finally a...
  • Clockwork Coffee Those sandwiches look so good.
  • Clockwork Coffee Nice barista, had made me a great coffee
  • Clockwork Coffee Literally a stones throw from the new Sam James on Toronto street. crazy
  • Clockwork Coffee Getting reeallll tired of the whole minimalist black and white look.
  • Early Bird Espresso & Brew Bar My favourite cafe in Toronto.
  • Sam James (Toronto St.) Dineen is a beautiful building and space, but the coffee is a touch on the expensive side, and not all that great.
  • Sam James (Toronto St.) This is right next door to my office. Thank God for another coffee option in the immediate area.


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