11 Small-Town Cafes In Ontario That Will Make You Forget Toronto Even Exists
Calling all coffee lovers! If you like your morning cup o' joe with a side of travel, then this one’s for you. You can sip your way across the province at these gorgeous Ontario cafes that are so overflowing with charm, you’ll forget all about Toronto.
But, if you’re looking for something a little more rustic and off the beaten path, then listen up.
From whacky and whimsical decor to sweet treats and fancy coffees that will put hearts in your eyes, you’re going to love these small-town gems a latte.
Each of these cafes has the kind of welcoming vibe you’d expect to find in Stars Hollow, the fictional town from Gilmore Girls.
So if you’ve always wanted to sit down at Luke's Diner with a huge mug filled with piping hot java, now’s your chance.
Now all that’s left to do is grab your favourite reusable to-go cup, hop in the car, and start exploring these little coffee havens in Ontario.
Elora: The Lost And Found Cafe
Cuisine: Coffee & baked goods
Address: 45 W. Mill St., Elora, ON
Why You Need To Go: Elora is one of the prettiest towns in Ontario and this whimsical cafe fits right in.
Picton: Beacon Bike + Brew
Cuisine: Coffee, drinks, snacks, etc.
Address: 188 Picton Main St., Picton, ON
Why You Need To Go: This small town gem blends a love of coffee, food, and cycling. The interior is so stunning you'll never want to leave.
Almonte: North Market Cafe
Cuisine: Coffee, Meals, Wine, Groceries
Address: 78 Mill St., Almonte, ON
Why You Need To Go: This cafe-turned-bodega has charming mismatched plates and mouthwatering prepared meals that are too cute for words.
Warkworth: Our Lucky Stars
Cuisine: Cafe classics
Address: 16 Main St., Warkworth, ON
Why You Need To Go: This colourful cafe roasts its own fair-trade coffee on-site and focuses on using local ingredients.
Port Hope: Dreamer's Cafe
Cuisine: Coffee, baked goods, etc.
Address: 2 Queen St., Port Hope, ON
Why You Need To Go: You could pretend you're backpacking through Europe at this fantastic cafe. While you're there, be sure to try the "crazy cookie."
Bobcaygeon: Kawartha Coffee Co.
Cuisine: Mexican eats
Address: 58 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon, ON
Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous coffee shop has an incredible patio that's so colourful and inviting, it will have you ordering one iced latte after another just to stick around.
Erin: Tin Roof Cafe
Cuisine: Coffee, sandwiches, baked goods
Address: 4 Main St., Erin, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you're as big of a caffeine lover as the Gilmore Girls, then you'll be obsessed with the lengthy coffee menu available at this aesthetically pleasing spot.
St Jacobs: EcoCafe
Cuisine: Coffee etc.
Address: 1441 King St. N., St. Jacobs, ON
Why You Need To Go: Honestly, everything about St. Jacobs screams small-town charm. If you fancy yourself a coffee aficionado, this is the spot for you.
Collingwood: Espresso Post
Cuisine: Coffee, baked goods
Address: 139 Hurontario St., Collingwood, ON
Why You Need To Go: Located in a restored heritage building, this beautiful shop has that sit-down-and-write-a-novel vibe and a pastry counter that will have you drooling.
Niagara-On-The-Lake: Budapest Bakeshop
Cuisine: Baked goods etc.
Address: 106 Queen St. Unit E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: Not only is this gem furnished with beautiful antique-looking items, they also serve a wide variety of chimney cakes with all kinds of delicious fillings.
Sharbott Lake: Cardinal Cafe + Shop
Cuisine: Cafe classics
Address: 14153 Rd. 38, Sharbot Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: This old church-turned-cafe is a stunning spot with an impressive menu and bags of small-town charm.