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