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Coffee Guide: Toronto, Ontario

The coffee scene has exploded in Toronto within the last few years with cafés popping up in and around the city at a rapid rate. From independent cafés to cookie cutter chains like Tim Horton’s on every street corner, the mega Canadian city has found bean bliss! And we don’t blame them. With creative, innovative ways to serve java juice, this metropolitan city is one of the best places to find a hot cup of joe. When heading north, check out some of the T-Dot’s best and hottest coffee spots. You won’t want to miss out!

Crema Coffee Co.

Address: 53 Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario

Featuring the freshest beans, Crema Coffee Co. has been recognized for more than just their locally baked pastries and delicious blends. Their baristas are kinda hot—not kidding. If you are looking for a complementary ‘dessert’ without the calories, well then, this is the place to order your coffee before a long day. And while you’re here, try their Almond Milk Cappuccino.

Dineen Coffee Company

Address: 140 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario

Beautifully designed with chandeliers, marble counter-tops and gorgeously tiled floors, this rich and classy boutique café is one of a kind. The coffee and pastries are exquisite and artfully crafted. From lattes to Cortados, Dineen takes pride in their roasts and diverse selection of herbal and non-herbal steeped teas.

Te Aro Coffee Roasters

Address: 983 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario

This spacious and friendly Leslieville café with plenty of seating and natural light is beloved by the city’s EastEnders. Te Aro’s congenial baristas are true coffee experts and artists, sourcing the best green coffee beans from the tropics.

Taking it all in this morning with a #bigbro cappuccino #tearo #leslieville #pilotcoffee

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Snakes & Lattes

Address: 600 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario

As the first of its kind in North America, Snakes & Lattes is an innovative and super fun board game café encouraging customers to socialize in a relaxed setting with delicious coffee. Serving coffee and desserts, this Parisian concept café is bonkers for board games and the coolest café you will ever visit. By the way, their Nutella Latte is amazing and deserves to be ordered.

It's back! Squeeee! Come and get it! 🐱🐈💥⚡️ #snakesandlattes #boardgames #explodingkittens

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Empire Espresso

Address: 668 College St., Toronto, Ontario

Charming and comfortable, this Little Italy café serves the best Americanos in town. From thoughtfully crafted baked goods and coffees consistently rich and deep in flavor, a visit to Empire Espresso is the perfect way to start the day.

Boxcar Social

Address: 157 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario

This café serves more than just coffee and baked goods (homemade pop-tarts!?). With craft brews and charcuterie (meat and coffee—why not?) Boxcar’s beverages are approached wholeheartedly, serving delicious coffee blends for unfussy and on-the-go customers.

Bull Dog Coffee

Address: 86 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, Ontario

Bull Dog takes the espresso and latte experience to a completely new level, with a seven-bean blend from Africa, Central and South America. From yummy baked goods like croissants and biscotti, and classics like brownies and cookies, customers can indulge for under $6.

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Do you live in Toronto or visit often? What are some of your favorite cafés in and around the city? Let us know in the comments below.

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3 Comments on “Coffee Guide: Toronto, Ontario”

  1. 416Investor July 21, 2016 at 11:53 pm #

    Awesome guide! Just reminded me to check out Boxcar Social. Thanks!

  2. Anna Trestain August 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Patisserie 27 on Jane and Annet is amazing

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