Toronto’s Most Charming Cafés

I am one of those people who is absolutely useless before my morning cup of coffee.  It is one of my favourite things about the morning.  Such a comfort it is to have a hot cup of coffee in hand.  Especially when enjoyed inside a cute café & extra points if it comes in a beautifully designed mug.  I also love the culture around coffee.  Grabbing a cup with a friend, or hiding out in a café with other creative minds mid day.  My boyfriend and I will often grab coffee in the morning and then go for a walk before having brunch later in the day on weekends.  I have included a list below of my favourite places to spend a day on my lap top, or to meet a friend to catch up, over the world’s favourite beverage!

 

Calii Love

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

I have professed my love before of this little spot, just a five minute walk from my condo, previously on my blog.  I definitely eat way too much poké from here.  Though it’s really more of a casual restaurant, it does lend itself nicely to those of us looking for a spot to settle in with a coffee and our MacBook.  Make sure you try the poké and acai bowls as well!  You can also get a shot with the wings outside (Champagne not included).

Toronto's Most Charming CafésToronto's Most Charming Cafés

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Colette Grande

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

This gorgeous restaurant is in the Thompson Hotel, but also a great place to grab a beautiful coffee and a croissant.  Though it’s much too busy on the weekends to bogart a table all day for writing, rumour has it, it’s more of a café mid week day.  Sadly I work a desk job Monday-Friday, but hopefully one day you will find me here, working full time as a travel and lifestyle influencer!

Early Bird

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Early Bird has both a lovely rooftop patio as well as a great space inside.  I love the marble tables.  Also, a great place for brunch, though it doesn’t have the world’s longest menu, the items are top notch.  I had the Eggs Benny (the pink hollandaise may be a bit off-putting, don’t worry it’s only beets!).  They are vegetarian, made with avocado and hash browns instead of ham and english muffins and they are oh, so good.

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Fika

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

Located in Kensington Market, I come for the cardamom lattés.

Maman

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

One of my favourite spots in NYC has a location in Toronto as well.  Although due to it’s location it’s only open Monday-Friday, which is a bit disappointing as I’m at work for most of it’s opening hours.  I will sometimes get up early and go before I head to the office, to enjoy an americano and pistachio loaf.  I will sometimes also pick up something for lunch, like the smoked salmon croissant sandwich with dill…so good!  I really adore the aesthetic here and it might have the prettiest coffee cups ever.

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

 

Oretta Café

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

I’ve spoken previously of the restaurant/bar portion of Oretta.  Just behind is their café with a quiet patio.  It’s open earlier than the restaurant and I like to come here when I wake up early on weekends.  It’s a nice quiet walk along King before any one else is awake on a Sunday morning.  The café is much more modest in design than the restaurant, but they do have beautiful coffee cups that match their floors.

Reunion Island

Toronto's Most Charming Cafés

A little out of the way for me, in Roncesvalles, this is a really cute spot though.  Sometimes it’s nice to visit another neighbourhood, especially if you’re going to spend the day in a coffee shop writing blog posts etc.

Have you any favourite spots in the city for coffee?  Do share them below…

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