Cocoon Coffee is a cozy and quiet cafe serving lattes and housemade macarons.
Sitting on a busy stretch of Wilson Avenue, this sweet little refuge is a welcome reprieve for caffeine near Yorkdale Mall, where third wave coffee shops are pretty much nonexistent.
Cocoon was opened by Emma Chan and her husband, who ran the Harbourfront Centre stalwart Edo Japan for 15 years before it closed.
Meant to replicate the feeling of sitting in a cozy, safe cocoon (it's true, there's nothing like sitting in a cozy indie cafe), the airy space is decorated with ample seating and WiFi.
Contrasted against the industrial landscape of the street, it offers another option other than McDonalds or Tim Hortons for neighbouring businesses and workers, with the option of croissants and daily housemade treats.Emma uses Barocco Coffee, an Italian roaster based out of Mississauga, for her lattes ($4), decorated by effortless art.
Formerly an employee of Parallel, the Israeli restaurant that makes its own tahini and hummus in house, Emma utilizes their beet tahini mixture for a specialty latte ($4.25), which has a surprisingly light flavour.
The matcha latte ($4.25) also comes iced ($4.75).
Macarons ($2.50 each) are made daily with rotating flavours: the day we visit, it's a delicious, chewy matcha version, and a pink cream cheese.
Delectable flour brownies are $3.
Bakery-quality tiramisu is $4 a slice, which is made with the same recipe she uses to bake for her daughters.