Must-Visit Cafes in Toronto

Start off your day right with the perfect cup of coffee in Toronto. There are plenty of options for a good cup of coffee in Toronto, with a different cafe on every downtown corner. Though the options are unlimited, we have a list of our favourite spots to grab a cup of coffee to get your day going!


NEO Coffee Bar



NEO Coffee Bar is open 7 days a week to serve you a serene coffee experience. The beautifully designed space is where you can find a moment of peace from the busy city. This cafe provides a unique look and feel, and provides a coffee oasis away from the hustle of downtown Toronto. This is a popular spot for enjoying an espresso or drip coffee, but there is also a lengthy list of amazing drinks to keep you caffeinated. It is also the perfect spot to stop before a visit to Toronto’s historic Distillery District, which will provide you with plenty of things to do in Toronto.


Dineen Coffee



The first Dineen Coffee Co. cafe was built in the historic Dineen Building, once home to W. and F. Dineen Co., who originally made fur clothing. This heritage building in Toronto is home to one of the best places to enjoy a coffee in the city. It is located just minutes away from the busiest part of the city, but is a relaxed environment that is perfect for catching up with a friend over coffee or getting some work done in peace. Dineen also has two other locations in Toronto, in Commerce Court West office tower and on Gerrard Street East in Leslieville.


Boxcar Social



With the word social in its name, this cafe is meant for patrons to be social and enjoy conversation over a cup of coffee. With four locations across Toronto, including their Summerhill location just steps away from our Toronto head office, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy their fantastic brew options. Boxcar curates coffees from the top roasters in the world, with about a dozen different coffee options available at their locations. Boxcar is also a great spot to grab a drink, with beer on tap and wine available at each location.


Dark Horse Espresso Bar



At Dark Horse you’ll find high quality espresso and coffee made from sustainable farms. This is a fantastic spot to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with some delicious pastries on a cold afternoon in Toronto. They have partnered with JJ Bean and Fresh for cold brew and fresh pressed juices respectively. This is a great stop if you are looking for where to eat in Toronto, with pastries and sandwiches available, and options for gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diets.


Pilot Coffee Roasters



Pilot Coffee Roasters focuses on fair trade and direct trade models for their coffee roasting and brewing. This cafe is constantly growing, with locations popping up all over the city including at Union Station – a great cup of coffee to start your commute! Pilot has a vast array of coffee blends available for purchase, as well as subscription packages that allow you to choose your coffee and how frequently you would like it delivered.