I’ve recently had the pleasure of spending a few scattered weekends in Toronto. I thoroughly enjoyed roaming the different neighborhoods and checking out a few of my favorite cafés. Although the weather was cold (literally freezing), I was able to keep warm by sneaking in and out of the cafés below for a toasty beverage. I believe a lot of us who live on the East Coast sometimes underrate Toronto and what it has to offer….because I must say, their coffee options are on point.
If you’re a self-proclaimed coffee fanatic like myself then the list below is for you!
Sorry Coffee Co.
102 Bloor St. W
This visually pleasing coffee bar was created by Kit and Ace (the wife and son of the founder of Lululemon, Chip Wilson). The copper details and the signature cups that showcase local artistry are only a few of the added touches to complement their already perfected brew.
Colette Grand Café
550 Wellington St. W
Every time I visit Toronto, I make sure I schedule time to visit my favorite coffee shop, Colette Grand Café. This café is located at the Thompson Hotel and is filled to the brim with French pastries, macarons and specialty coffee for any woman on the go.
In the theme of all things French, another must stop when I visit Toronto is Mamam Café. The original location of this café and bakery is in the heart of SoHo, New York. Luckily for us Canadians, they have since expanded to Toronto and Tribeca, NY. The décor of this little gem is the perfect combination of ‘rustic, farm-style chic.’ You truly feel you are enjoying lunch in the south of France as you indulge in a specialty coffee in their adorable take away cups.
613 Queen St. W
When I accidently stumbled upon this café, I was hooked at first site. The urban décor (exposed brick and industrial lighting), the stacks of donuts and the endless choice of Compartes Chocolate Bars added to my approval of the local brew.
Blare June xx
photography: blare june