12 Must-Try Coffee Shops in Toronto
While we all love a good coworking session, there can be something so invigorating about a day of productivity at a coffee shop. Attribute it to the caffeine or the hustle and bustle of people, there tends to be a natural desire to work hard while sipping a latte. For the days when you just want the atmosphere of a coffee shop, we’ve rounded up our favorite must-try locations in Toronto, all featuring unique beverages, strong wifi, and cozy areas to get work done.
FIKA, a house-turned-coffee-shop, boasts an unsurprisingly homey atmosphere, with its front and back rooms dedicated to workspaces and a quaint backyard perfect for recharging in the sun. Be careful if you settle into one of the shop’s armchairs or outdoor hammocks - you may find yourself getting a little too comfortable and doze off!
28 Kensington Ave - Kensington Market
Situated near the hustle and bustle of Kensington Market, Moon Bean Coffee Company offers the benefit of being energized by the crowds without actually being in it. With both a front and back patio and lots of interior space, this quirky coffee shop is perfect for a day of productive work, having a good conversation, or even just reading a good book.
30 St Andrew St - Kensington Market
With a modern, Japanese aesthetic and a variety of seating options, Neo Coffee Bar offers a quiet and comforting environment to focus on your work or just sit back and relax with one of their famous Matcha Lattes. They also stay open a bit later than other coffee shops, allowing for a productive afternoon to turn into a productive evening.
161 Frederick St Unit 100 - Corktown
Conviniently located in Downtown Core, Dineen Coffee Co. is home to one of the best and smoothest cups of coffee in the city. With its ode to Parisan vibes, you can choose to sit on the front patio to enjoy the energy of the area, or pop inside for a bit of calm on a busy day of work.
140 Yonge St Toronto - Downtown Core
Located in the busy Downtown Core area, Quantum Coffee sits on the first floor of a quaint, two-story house. With an ambiance that is as eclectic as its playlist, this spacious coffee shop features an unconventional bar bench in lieu of tables, complete with power outlets under the seats for an optimum and productive work day.
460 King Street W Toronto - Downtown Core
A chill atmosphere, friendly staff, and great coffee all add to the appeal of Jimmy’s Coffee. This coffee shop experience is further enhanced by the various seating areas offered, including the quiet upstairs area, perfect for tackling a large project, or the courtyard area, ideal for a mid-day coffee break with friends or your favorite book.
84 Gerrard Street W Toronto - Discovery District
With a stunning view of the waterfront and a communal workspace, Boxcar Social is an indulgent alternative to other popular chain coffee shops in the area. In the warmer months, enjoy the breeze of harbor, and in the winter, enjoy the entertainment of the nearby ice rink while bundled up under the patio heaters.
235 Queens Quay W Toronto - Harbourfront
From the moment you enter Rustle and Still, the cozy, naturally-lit environment is an encouragement to grab a hot latte and dive into a day of work. The Vietnamese-inspired menu pairs well with the contemporary decor, creating an aesthetic environment to fuel your next big idea.
605 Bloor Street W Toronto - Koreatown
A cozy and bright environment, Versus coffee boasts Instagram-worthy coffee art, an energizing patio, and touches of greenery throughout to stimulate a creative and productive workday. Despite the smaller seating areas, Versus often remains a quiet option to escape the busy city.
70 Adelaide Street E Toronto - Downtown Core
Serving a special blend of Turkish coffee, Hailed Coffee is a truly extraordinary place. An airy and wide-open setup creates an environment for some serious work to be tackled or a productive work meeting to unfold.
801 Gerrard Street E Toronto - Leslieville
Conveniently located within walking distance from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dark Horse Espresso features high ceilings, open spaces, and a variety of seating options for a fruitful day of work. From students to professionals, Dark Horse Espresso provides a place where communal inspiration and productivity can unfold.
215 Spadina Avenue Toronto - Downtown Core
This coffee shop and comic book hybrid combine the best of both worlds: delicious coffee and tons of comic books on demand.Great for those who want a bit of a unique coffee shop experience, The Sidekick still provides an exceptional space to get work done while embracing the quirky characteristics that set this place apart.
1374 Queen Street E - Leslieville