One of the best things about Toronto, is that you will never run out of places to go for a great cup of coffee. There are endless coffee shops in the city that are independently owned, with each place having a distinct feel and attraction to it. Just when you think you may have been to them all, another one pops up!
Every day, you can go to a different place for a coffee adventure. The list below is a great place to start!
Early Bird Espresso and Brew Bar
Where: 613 Queen St W. // Entertainment District
Why should you go: If you're in the mood to grab a drink with a friend, but can't decide if you want beer or coffee, this place has great options for both!
The Tempered Press
Where: 256 Crawford St. // Trinity Bellwoods
Why should you go: With a very Zen-like environment, and free Wi-Fi, this place will allow you to get lost in your own world while sipping on a latte.
The Green Grind
Where: 567 College St // Little Italy
Why should you go: Bright happy place, with sweet artwork, this location gives back to the community. 1% of each profit is donated to environmental charities.
Forget Me Not Cafe
Where: 506 Adelaide St W. // Entertainment District
Why should you go: Insta-worthy chic location, that lets you and your bestie the best basics around!
Hula Girl Espresso Boutique
Where: 2473 Dundas St W. // Junction Triangle
Why should you go: If you're in the mood for a grungy location, that's also very intimate, this is the place you gotta be.
Hale Coffee Company
Where: 300 Campbell Ave // Junction Triangle
Why should you go: An industrial vibe coffee shop, you will be sure to escape anything and everything here, if even it's just for a couple hours.
Where: 385 Roncesvalles Ave // Roncesvalles Village
Why should you go: This fresh and upgraded location from its previous host, Roncy's Beans, has title floors that you didn't know you needed in your life till now.
Dineen Coffee Co.
Where: 140 Yonge St // Financial District
Why should you go: The Financial District attracts the best of the best in coffee lovers, seeing as everyone is constantly on the go. This is a great place for a break in the middle of a hectic day.
Where: 514 King St W. // Corktown
Why should you go: Toronto has some great architecture and this coffee shop is certainly an addition. The stunning interior is enough to keep you coming back!
Where: 100 King St W. // Financial District
Why should you go: In the hustle and bustle of the city, this is your little Southern France getaway!
Where: 28 Kensington Ave // Chinatown
Why should you go: The Swedish word "FIKA" literally means "to go out for coffee"- you might not be going out for coffee in Sweden, but in Toronto, it's good enough!
Bobbette & Belle
Where: 1121 Queen St E. // Leslieville
Why should you go: This vintage decorated bakery and cafe in Leslieville, will make you feel like the true queen you think you are!
Collette Grand Cafe
Where: 550 Wellington St W. // Entertainment District
Why should you go: The weather outside is still patio friendly, and this cafe's patio is the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon (or really any day).
Kitten and the Bear
Where: 1174 Queen St W. // Parkdale
Why should you go: Jams, jellies, marmalades and tea...this is a scone lovers heaven.
Where: 174 Eglinton Ave E. // Davisville
Why should you go: In my personal opinion, no one does coffee like the Turkish! Turkish coffee is a luxury on its own, so if you haven't had luck to head over to the streets of Istanbul just yet, this cafe can be your perfect first dose!
Bud's Coffee Bar
Where: 1934 Queen St E. // Beaches
Why should you go: It's the kind of place you take your family to, making it a very home like cafe. It also has amazing pop tarts that will remind you of the collective family breakfast cheat days as a kid!
Where: 17 Gristmill Lane // Distillery District
Why should you go: Venturing to the Distillery District always brings out an adventure and this coffee shop is no exception. Gorgeously brewed coffees and lattes will make the trip worth it!
Louie Craft Coffee
Where: 1187 King St W. // Liberty Village
Why should you go: Cozy little spot, that will let you hideaway for hours during the week as it's closed on the weekends. This is a coffee shop you have to visit if you want to simply get away.
M Square Coffee
Where: 123 Queen St W. // Financial District
Why should you go: The Financial District is a busy place, and people are always on the go. This is your one stop coffee bar that will allow you to grab a quick brew (they specialize in making coffee using Canadian coffee) before throwing yourself back into your crazy day.
Where: 188 Wallace Ave // Junction Triangle
Why should you go: A cash-only location, this is where to make use of the change that's weighing you down. It also a lot quieter than most of the places on this list, so if you need a little quiet time with great espresso this is the best place to be!
Where: 801 Gerrard St E. // Riverdale
Why should you go: Scandinavian Arabica bean coffee at its finest. The espresso based coffees will be sure to keep you wide awake to take on your day.
The Coffee Lab
Where: 333 Bloor St W. // Yorkville
Why should you go: Book lovers and coffee enthusiast unite at this cafe, as it's located inside a bookstore with hundreds of great reads at your disposal.
Mercury Espresso Bar
Where: 915 Queen St E. // Leslieville
Why should you go: For those of you who already live in Leslieville, you already know this is a staple coffee shop that everyone must try! It's a neighbourhood go-to, so if you're in the area this is the place for some great coffee.
Where: 3079 Dundas St W. // Junction
Why should you go: One of the oldest cool cafe's in Junction, this coffee shop has brewed great coffee gems that make for the perfect coffee date.
Where: 1028 Shaw St // Christie Pits
Why should you go: Neighbourhood favourites are favourites for a reason. Cozy environment, with great company and great coffee- what more could you really ask for?
Where: 679 Landsdown Ave // Bloordale Village
Why should you go: This place combines brunch and coffee is the most perfect manner, that it will leave you coming back for more- before you know it, this will be your absolute favourite place!