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Toronto's Best Cafes

By Toronto Bucket List

Words can't espresso how cozy these cafes are.


Nothing says ‘good morning’ quite like a fresh cup of coffee. Immerse yourself in Toronto’s stirring coffee culture, and take an aromatic journey to some of the city’s coziest cafes. From upscale rooftop lounges, to charming thematic settings, Toronto offers you the perfect choices for where to begin your days – or keep them going

Cafe Landwer

 
 
 
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Coffee culture meets mediterranean cuisine at Toronto’s core downtown brunch spot. Originating back to 1919 as a roastery, Cafe Landwer has been a go-to coffee joint that serves mediterranean-style brunch, lunch, and dinner. With classics like the Halloumi Shakshuka, fancy hummus bowls, and even plant-based shawarmas for vegans to enjoy, Cafe Landwer offers something for everyone. Be sure to make reservations, as lines are typically out the door!

Where: 165 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 3B8
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Dineen

 
 
 
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Situated on Yonge street within the city’s busiest district, is a quaint and polished cafe. Dineen prides themselves on signature blends and steeped teas, paired with fresh baked goods, pastries, and French baguette sandwiches. Its tiled flooring and interior decor are more than Insta-worthy.

Where: 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 1X6
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Kost

 
 
 
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High up on the 44th floor of the luxurious Bisha Hotel, is a panoramic cafe that offers you towering views of Toronto. Kost brings you a flavour of California’s coastline to pair with your morning coffee or tea, from the highly recommended avocado toast to the colourful Kost breakfast. Fresh California themed and sourced cocktails are also a staple.

Where: 80 Blue Jays Way, on the 44th Floor of the Bisha Hotel 
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Maman

 
 
 
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Brought to you from the South of France is the chic cafe, delivering the highest quality savory and sweet classics. Maman brings you a French twist on locally sourced ingredients, and even Oprah’s favorite ‘nutty chocolate chip cookie.’ With its cozy and artful interior, and pouring Brooklyn’s renowned Parlour coffee, Maman takes care of you much like mama herself. Bon appetit!

Where: 100 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 2A2
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Lov 

 
 
 
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Lov gives you the chance to start your morning with a choice that is both healthy for you, and the planet. With its emphasis on taking care of you and the world around you, the elegant cafe ensures ‘serving well-being.’ Offering a plant-based cuisine in a versatile ‘gourmand’ menu,  Lov intends to ‘nourish your heart.’ Sounds lov-ly to us!

Where: 620 King St West, Suite 102, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Cafe Cancan

 
 
 
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With pastel pink backdrops and warm interior decor, the inviting bistro welcomes you for a hot drink paired with French classics. Try the savory Duck Egg Hash or Omelette Francaise, finished with a nice Creme Brulée. The cafe also offers a ‘5 o’clock Flamingo Fling’ where you can enjoy two courses and a glass of house wine for just $29.

Where: 89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Starving Artist


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Starving? Into art? The name speaks for itself. Starving Artist combines your favorite brunch classics with an atmosphere of contemporary art, all served on waffles. It’s never too late for brunch, with its popular offering being served all day long. From eggs benedict waffles, to waffle brunchwich’s, this cafe is a waffle lovers haven. Don’t forget to try the jaw-dropping dessert waffles, featuring waffle s’mores, and any type of waffle split imaginable.

Where: 810 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C8
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Early Bird

 
 
 
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Early bird gets the worm – or the exceptional coffee that this cafe prides itself on. The devil is in the details at this multi-roaster cafe, sourcing quality beans and products, and wrapping it together with quality customer service. The food is presented like art on a plate, displaying eye-catching colours and flavours with a focus on healthy options.

Where: 613 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7
Wi-Fi: No

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Fika

 
 
 
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Nestled within Kensington Market is a Swedish-based cafe that epitomizes ‘coffee break.’ Literally translating to ‘coffee break,’ is Fika, a standard in Sweden throughout the working day. This cozy cafe is exactly that, your getaway from your working day, serving quality coffee that is traditionally paired with a cinnamon cake, or other house-made baked goods. Fika’s signature cardamom spiced latte is highly recommended, as well as its lavender white chocolate.  

Where: 28 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2J9
Wi-Fi: Yes

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Boxcar Social

 
 
 
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Experience third wave coffee and craft specialities alongside the waters of Lake Ontario. With its multi-roasting coffee and rotating alcohol list, the cozy waterfront spot doubles as a bar that you can mindlessly spend hours in. Be sure to indulge in the coffee and/or whisky tasting flights, sipping on the finest drips and liqs that the Boxcar Social has to offer. 

Where: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Wi-Fi: Yes

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