Neo Coffee Bar | 100-161 Frederick St, Toronto
Sleek and modern bakery and café found at the base of a condo in the St. Lawrence Market area. Specializing in espresso, drip and pour-over drinks, however, they do not let their regulars get complacent with their coffee routine; they constantly keep coffee rotations fresh and different.
Creed’s Coffee Bar | 390 Dupont St, Toronto
The perfect spot to set up an improvised workspace for a day. Prepared foods like sandwiches, wraps, and an assortment of salads will keep you energized along with carefully curated baked goods, including Sullivan & Bleeker cookies. Plenty of space, ample parking, and free WiFi.
Jet Fuel | 519 Parliament St, Toronto
A sanctuary where two worlds collide: coffee lovers and cyclists. It’s a narrow, black and red space, with a Rockstar cyclist type vibe. Enjoy the bike-themed artwork that hang on the walls while sipping tall glasses of lattes and strong coffee with no pretensions.
Ezra’s Pound | 238 Dupont St, Toronto (Multiple Locations)
Situated at the foot of Casa Loma, Ezra’s Pound strives to “make better coffee, produce less garbage, [and] be more conscious of our global footprint”. You will find an abundance of baked goods and sandwiches to tie you over while you sip coffee which are all certified Smithsonian bird friendly and shade grown organic. Lunches and baked goods are made from scratch by their Parisienne trained pastry chef.
Jimmy’s Coffee | 735 Queen St W, Toronto (Multiple Locations)
A tucked away and cozy spot. The industrial living room vibe evokes an atmosphere of a very relaxed and regal space. Plenty of seating. Will you sit back in an arm chair with your favourite coffee, or read the news on a bar stool? They’re described as “talented baristas crafting irresistible coffee over authentic conversations. All set against the backdrop of cozy, eclectic cafes.”
Balzac’s | Distillery District – 1 Trinity St, Toronto (Multiple Locations)
A beautiful café situated in the Distillery District, set in an 1895 pump house with exposed-brick interior. A great place to warm up after a stroll through the Christmas Market, or during your exploration of the various shops and restaurants, which are just steps away. Serving coffee drinks and pastries, it’s focussed on sourcing high-quality Arabica beans that are fair-trade organic.
The Sovereign | 1359 Davenport Rd, Toronto
A quaint, charming, and welcoming café in a lively neighbourhood. Incredibly community-focussed, where regulars are greeted by name. A must-go destination spot for espresso aficionados!
Bobette and Belle | 1121 Queen St E, Toronto
Community is key here; combined with a mix of sugar and art. Taking a European-style welcoming approach, the long “community” tables invite you to sit and join the conversation. It’s likely that you’ll chat with someone sitting next to you while experiencing the aromas and tastes of the freshly home-baked items they have to offer.
Sorelle & Co | 161 Yorkville Ave, Toronto
You will be surrounded by flowers, jewels, chandeliers, and plush banquettes in this picturesque vegan café, by Harvey Wise Design. Completely free of nuts, gluten, soy, sesame, and preservatives. The concept was inspired by a mother raising five little girls with food sensitivities which came to fruition when she set out to create a unique food destination that all could enjoy.
Dessert Lady | 1 Sultan St, Toronto (Multiple Locations)
Unconventional flavours and a unique experience at this compact and spectacular bakery. A hidden gem offering ribbon-tied bags of cookies with flavours like Smoked Chili Chocolate and Double Chocolate Banana. Enjoy “classic & creative cakes, plus macarons, pies & gourmet cafe fare”