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The top 5 cafes in Markham

The top cafes in Markham have some of the best coffee in the area and tasty treats, plus, if you’re lucky, a good space to study or kick it with friends.

Here are my picks for the top cafes in Markham.

Alchemy Coffee

Not only does this cafe on Highway 7 have great coffee, it also has one of the best breakfast menus in Markham. Chicken and waffles, eggs benny and piles of pancakes topped corn flakes, berries, and condensed milk – it's a morning miracle.

Platform Espresso Bar

This pretty space has beautifully crafted lattes that are perfect for Instagram. Not only that, this Highway 7 cafe serves brunch, like French toast in a mug and chicken waffles plated with unique handfuls of curly strips of thin potato.

Dak Lak

Considering it's a tiny small in PMall, there’s nowhere to sit at this cafe, but people still line up for their drinks anyway. This spot serves Vietnamese coffee but they really specialize in desserts with yogurt, jelly, and coconut milk.

Red Bulb Espresso Bar

Occupying a one hundred year-old house on Main Street, this cafe gets it beans from one of the best roasters in the city, Social Coffee Company, plus a menu of empanadas, quiches, and cookies for Circles and Squares.

Duo Patisserie

Find French-inspired desserts and coffee from Pilot at this open concept patisserie on Commerce Valley Drive. They have unreal lemon tarts plus other pastries of overall amazing quality that come in all different shapes and sizes. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Dak Lak


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