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The Best New Cafes in Toronto

The best new cafes in Toronto showcase the best of influences from around the world and artisan goods made locally here at home. We can now find not only representations of Australian, Vietnamese and Greek cafe culture here in Toronto, but also locally made chocolate, smoked meats and gelato bars at these places.

Here are the best new cafes in Toronto.


Rustle & Still
1

Rustle & Still

This atmospheric new cafe has won over Koreatown with banh mi and purple sweet potato lattes.

The Library Specialty Coffee
2

The Library Specialty Coffee

This Aussie-style coffee pocket near OCAD has minimalist seating and tables like milk crates and stumps, the pour over is second to none and the latte art is inspiring.


Cafe Serano
3

Cafe Serano

Find loukamades topped with gelato as well as breads and traditional Greek pastries at this extension of Serano Bakery in Pape Village.

Plaxton Coffee
4

Plaxton Coffee

The folks behind Adamson Barbecue and Bakery are at it again with this East York cafe at the corner of Plaxton. Find their smoked meats in sandwiches and their bakery items here, as well as de Mello Palheta coffee and quiches.


Lion Coffee
5

Lion Coffee

Chocolat de Kat has a home at this St. Clair West cafe, making it easy to pick up a sweet treat for a gift along with a cup of joe.


Coffee Dak Lak
6

Coffee Dak Lak

Vietnamese egg coffee is the order of the day at this new Chinatown shop that also does a mean sandwich.

Hunter Coffee Shop
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Hunter Coffee Shop

This minimalist but funky cafe brightened up a sleepy strip along Vaughan Road, with delicious beverage offerings and Bar Ape gelato bars.


The Maker Bean Cafe
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The Maker Bean Cafe

Toronto’s first maker cafe, not only does this place at Dufferin and Bloor sell snacks and coffee, they also run workshops and day camps, or you can just make whatever laser cut or 3D printed item you can dream up.

The Sydney Grind
9

The Sydney Grind

Australian-inspired baked goods like fairy cakes, hummingbirds and Lamingtons can now be found at this cafe in New Toronto.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Rustle & Still

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