This little St Clair coffee shop has got huge B.D.E. Tucked behind a small storefront, this coffee and sandwich shop compensates for its puny space with some wicked sammies and a fantastic cup of joe. The wine-coloured walls with the 9 Bars decal painted on them make this room cosy and welcoming, which is perfect
We’ve only heard that Toronto has great hotels; being from here, we’ve never stayed at one. If this is your case, too, you now at least have a great reason to visit the Annex hotel: Annex Café and Wine Bar. In the morning, it’s a café that offers a great range of balanced breakfasts made
The café and cafeteria-style restaurant has become extremely popular for its guilt-free take-away and delicious Israeli-style breakfast. The hearty and homey shakshuka, which originated in Tunisia and means "mixture," is usually associated with a dish belonging to the Sephardic Jewish people.
You know them, you love them, so you're not surprised to know that Balzac's has a 14th location with Balzac's Powerhouse. Posting up shop in the Canada Foundry Company Powerhouse Building, this Balzac's spot boasts remarkably high ceilings and charming exposed brick that work together, along with the friendly staff, to create a warm and welcoming ambience for guests.
Situated right across from the Dundas Street entrance to Toronto’s beloved Trinity Bellwoods Park, sits Bellwoods Coffee and Gelato. Once a baking school, this corner café is the perfect spot to get a pick me up on your way to the park or a treat for the way home. The café is split into two
Bloom Cafe is the latest iteration of the Tsujiri matcha cafe. Although this is a separate entity from the Japanese matcha empire, the baked goods here are brought to us by chef Tomoyuki Rikuta, who oversees all the Tsujiri pastries. As chef Tomo’s first step out from the Tsujiri umbrella, Bloom Cafe is serving a
Sarah Griffiths and Ken Galbraith had been looking for an ideal location to plunk down their Bud’s Coffee Bar project for a couple years when the Leslieville couple decided upon an up-and-coming strip of The Beach neighbourhood along Queen Street East. Just opened last week, the coffeehouse is the first in the area with a distinctly indie vibe.
Meet Assembly Chef’s Hall’s caffeine station: Bulldog Coffee. Best known for its colourful latte art, Bulldog Coffee is a lively and sweet destination to get that morning cup o’ joe made from the finest and most flavourful coffee beans from Africa and Central and South America. Bulldog’s got the usual cappuccino, cortado, macchiato and other
Queen West is chock full of great cafés, and Cafe 23 stands out amongst the crowd. This little coffee shop located just east of Trinity Bellwoods Park is making great coffee and playing some great tunes. Supporting local bands and making sure coffee house music isn’t limited to soft rock and jazz, Cafe 23 hopes
Calling all sweet tooths! Thornhill café and bakery Cafe Login is serving espresso drinks, teas and cakes from Rahier Patisserie, as well as a macaron selection that changes every day, from its huge space. For exciting macaron flavours, think double cheese and red wine fig, and Cafe Login sells the discarded macaron cookie scraps in
Guided by the mantra “too many options is a prison,” The menu at Cops is simply drip coffee and hot mini-doughnuts that are made fresh from scratch every day. Although the doughnuts have two regular flavours — cinnamon sugar and Cops’s own glaze — and a rotating weekly special, Cops has partnered with a multitude
Acccording to owner Geoff Polci, Crema Coffee Co.’s soon-to-be-opened location in Greektown happened by accident.
“Actually, a friend lives in the area and looked at the spot and saw it was for lease,” Polci says. “We called the landlords, had a look and it's just a fantastic place, a great space.”
Offering an origin-based approach to coffee, De Mello Palheta is one of Toronto’s favourite coffee shops plus roastery. The industrial chic space in midtown welcomes guests in with a colourful mural on the exterior and is adorned with a cluster of umbrellas inside, on the ceiling. There is no bad luck here, though, as the
Dineen Coffee Co. sits pretty at the corner of Yonge and Temperance. On the street level of the Dineen building, which was once the famous W. and F. Dineen Co., this coffee shop takes us far from the era of thousand dollar T-shirts and back to a time where regal luxury reigned supreme. Marble covered
Il y a un world to discover at Douce France, the French café and small grocery destination on the Danforth. Be greeted in either language by the bilingual staff and peruse the curated selection of imported goods while the likes of Edith Piaf or Charles Aznavour plays in the back. Those who seek the absolute
The Drake has gone and done it again. Remember when the original Drake Hotel first stepped out on West Queen West, breathing a gigantic culture-y breath into the once-shabby strip? Hard to imagine but true. Well now cometh the Drake Commissary to the Junction Triangle, an up-and-comer of a ‘hood that’s drawing buckets of cool cats thanks to art galleries, breweries and the incoming Museum of Contemporary Art.
Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen does it all: coffee and food that are both high quality and inventive. Early Bird is known within the scene of Toronto cafés as being one of the original purveyors of specialty coffee, now almost expected in every independent café. Early Bird pays close attention to where its beans are
This coffee shop/bakery has been playing retro tunes and baking some of the city’s best oatmeal cookies for over 16 years. Ella’s Uncle oozes cool. When you walk into the vibrant café, the lime green walls and black and white tiles entrance you and make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. Wafts