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The Best New Cafes in Toronto, 2013

The best new cafes that opened in Toronto during 2013 speak to the continuing rise of coffee culture in this city, which has led to superior coffee shops popping up in virtually every neighbourhood. Competition is fierce, so baristas and shop owners are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about their product.

While being open, friendly, and set on delivering a masterfully pulled jolt from their espresso machines was once enough to build a reputation on, these days you've got to go that extra step. Head out and watch Toronto's best new cafes raising the bar on design, roasting, baked goods, efficiency, and price, and drink to a standout year for caffeine in Hogtown.

Here are the best new cafes in Toronto for 2013.

See also:

The Best New Cafes in Toronto, 2012
The Best New Cafes in Toronto, 2011
The Best New Cafes in Toronto, 2010

De Mello Coffee

De Mello Coffee

Started by two Melbourne trained Korean-born brothers, this Yonge and Eglinton cafe roasts and grinds their own coffee on-site, employ a variety of coffee makers (espresso, beehive drip, pour over, and more) to extract the best flavours from the blends and single-origin beans on offer, and the sweets and snacks they make in-house are out of this world.

Dineen Coffee

Dineen Coffee

Hello Gorgeous! Dineen Coffee Company brought old world charm and beauty to Toronto's Financial District this past year, raising the bar on aesthetics and coffee alike. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, or take something sweet back to the office along with that delicious brew.

Rooster Coffee House on King East

Rooster Coffee House on King East

The second location of Rooster Coffee House is proving to be as popular as their first on Broadview. You'll find the same warm, cozy energy from the staff, the same custom Pilot blend for espresso (along with other featured beans) and the same wonderful selection of sandwiches, salads and sweets brought in. It seems there never is too much of a good thing.

Wallace Espresso

Wallace Espresso

Since opening, Wallace Espresso has had neighbours rushing in for their coffee, even if (without much in the way of seats) most of it is rushed out again as take away. Where else in that hood are you going to get coffee as well executed and by such charming people?

Full Stop

Full Stop

The Junction's newest cafe is impressively big, with upwards of forty seats inside and a huge patio out back for relaxing. Full Stop. It has good Wi-Fi work options and a playful interior design. Full Stop. But the best is the great coffee (and cheap Americanos) and the food, house-made snacks covering both the savoury and the sweet. Full Stop. A bonafide hit. Full Stop.

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