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The Best New Cafes in Toronto for 2016

The best new cafes in Toronto are innovating what it means to be a humble coffee bean. Light, robust, aromatic, citrusy, tangy, delicate...these guys can do it all, and get you to work on time, to boot. 

Here are the best new cafes that opened in Toronto during 2016.


Hale Coffee
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Hale Coffee

These guys are somehow already everywhere. Providing cafes and restaurants around the city with their coffee, this roastery and cafe near Dupont and Lansdowne is big, super chill and always buzzing from their expertly-made espresso drinks.

Hot Black Coffee
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Hot Black Coffee

This Queen West cafe has quickly become a local favourite, recognizable for its strong graphic logos and slick interior design. Find a whole range of espresso drinks, baked goods and healthy lunch options.


Baddies
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Baddies

This Aussie-style cafe right next door to Lansdowne station is upping the cafe ante in the area, eschewing WiFi for stunning breakfasts of hot cakes, breakfast sandwiches and avocado toasts along with immaculate flat whites, cortados and lattes.

Hailed Coffee
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Hailed Coffee

This cafe on the border of Leslieville and East Chinatown serves up Middle Eastern style coffee with cardamom along with Delysees croissants, Arabic coffee and dates.


Arvo Coffee
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Arvo Coffee

Where else but at this Distillery district cafe can you grab a latte and a beautiful bouquet for your sweetheart to go along with it? Not only is this a delightful combo space with a florist, but they have coffee here down to a science.


Sweat & Soda
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Sweat & Soda

This Leslieville cafe revolves around a fit and healthy lifestyle. Go here for hearty steak salads and vegan smoothies along with their cappuccinos and baked goods.

Versus Coffee
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Versus Coffee

This cozy cafe just east of the Financial District boasts a menu of toasts to go along with your matcha or marshmallow latte.


Goldstruck
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Goldstruck

This lower-level Yorkville cafe is great for hunkering down and getting some laptopping done in the heart of the city, fuelled by cayenne lattes and buttery snacks.

Offsite
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Offsite

This combo fashion store/cafe on Dundas West features Canadian designs as well as caffeine. Um, coffee and shopping in one place? Yes please.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Goldstruck

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