Toronto’s Best Cafes

Where you’ll not only find that perfect cup of brew, but also the ultimate places to chill, eat and relax. We round up the best cafes in Toronto.

aroma-espresso

Aroma Espresso Bar
An import from Israel, this casual cafe comes with not only some of the city's best coffee and espresso, but also great food (think salads, sandwiches, homemade soups) and, of course, delectable sweets.

Where to Find:
19 locations across Toronto
aroma.ca

snakes-and-lattes

Snakes & Lattes
Hipsters in the city know all about this hotspot -- where you can sip on, you guessed it, lattes, cappuccinos, coffees (try their infamous Nutella Latte) and play a round of board games, too. Take your pick from new board games to classics and even feast on small plates of quiche, sandwiches and treats. Who knew coffee could be so fun?

Where to Find:
600 Bloor St. West, Toronto
647-342-9229, snakesandlattes.com

balzacs-coffee

Balzac's Coffee Roasters
One of Toronto's favourite cafe chains, these rustic chic cafes have a Parisian vibe and some of the best hot drinks in the city (the hot chocolate during the winter is to die for).

Where to Find:
43 Hanna Avenue #123, Toronto (Distillery location)
416-534-7372, balzacs.com

crema-cafe

Crema
With a couple of locations across the city, Crema has become a go-to for true espresso lovers and those seeking a strong Americano. Throw in some locally sourced baked goods (ginger and orange scones, giant multi-seed muffins) and it's the ultimate stop.

Where to Find:
508 Danforth Avenue, Toronto (East end location)
416-901-3131, cremacoffee.ca

coffee-tree-roastery

Coffee Tree Roastery
With the scent of roasting beans on site (and the sound of the roaster churning away), you know your brew will be at it's best -- fresh and full of flavour. But this west-end cafe also comes with homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, empanadas and giant chocolate shortbread cookies worthy of sharing.

Where to Find:
2412 Bloor St. West, Toronto
416-767-1077, coffeetree.ca

green-beanery

Green Beanery
Home to Canada's largest selection of coffee beans, you can not only get a piping hot cup of java, but also pick up your fave beans to take home along with grinders, French presses, espresso machines and more. Ample seating means you'll also be able to unpack your laptop and jump on the Wi-Fi while sipping your latte.

Where to Find:
565 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
416-588-7700, greenbeanery.ca

red-espresso

Red Eye Espresso
If galleries, museums and art are always on your travel hit list, this cafe is for you. Situated next to the Ontario College of Art and Design, it draws a diverse, but arty crowd for hot lattes, cappuccinos, and cups of straight up coffee, plus baked goods from a Toronto fave bakery Circles and Squares. It's the ideal spot to chill, people watch or catch up on some work.

Where to Find:
29 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-598-0598

full-stop-cafe

Full Stop
An indie cafe in the trendy Junction neighbourhood the fun and eclectic spot (Lego art decks the walls), this cafe not only serves up really great coffees, but also delightful sweet and savoury pastries, cakes, and other sweets. And the giant patio in the back can't be beat during the summer months.

Where to Find:
2948 Dundas St. West, Toronto