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Cute Cafes in Toronto You Need to Visit Right Now

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Café culture in Toronto is really having a moment right now. Everywhere you look, more cafes are popping up with cute names and even cuter designs. Not to mention the delicious variety of pastries, snacks and of course, coffee — even matcha is getting its time in the spotlight. With so many options to choose from, where do you start? This list of cute cafes in Toronto is a collection of our favourites. We believe these local gems highlight the very best qualities of good café culture. Read on to see our picks for the best cute cafes in Toronto.

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10 Dean Café

Address: 484 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON

This multi-roaster coffee house is a rising star in Toronto’s café scene. Coffee by day, cocktails by night is their motto — and we support that. Their diverse range of coffee blends speaks to their passion for providing solid brews in a world full of watered down drinks.

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters Distillery District

Address: 1 Trinity St., Toronto, ON

The Balzac’s brand has certainly made a name for itself in recent years. This local coffee shop turned province-wide favourite has served up some of the best coffee one can find. Our favourite location has to be the Distillery District. Built in an 1800s pump house, this Parisian-style café is a walk into history.

Boxcar Social Harbourfront

Address: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON

This café is all about location, location, location — and great coffee of course. Boxcar Social has become a Toronto favourite with multiple locations spread across the city. Our personal favourite has to be the waterfront location — the space itself is open with tons of natural light. Perfect for a quick working session or just hanging out with friends.

Butter & Blue

Address: 7 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON

This Pantone-painted café is blushing in blue and we absolutely adore it. The coffee, pastries and decor make this spot a must-see for anyone traversing the University of Toronto neighbourhood. Look for the yellow brick house, you can’t miss it.

Kitten and the Bear

Address: 1414 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON

This pearl of Toronto’s west end has been a staple for years now. The English-inspired pastries have garnered many fans looking for freshly made scones. Their specialty is an in-house made collection of jams that can only be described as magnifique. If warm, buttery pastries are your jam — Kitten and the Bear is worth a visit.

 

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Maha’s Café

Address: 978 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON

You know and love Maha’s brunch, but have you ever visited their café? Their collab between local apparel brand Kotn has made for a sweet space that is equal parts inviting and stunning. We love the variety of quick bites and of course, the cardamom honey latte.

 

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Ninetails Coffee Bar

Address: 651 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON

Fresh beans, teas and pastries — what more can you ask for? A charming coffee haven for coffee lovers everywhere, this Japanese-style coffee bar has a special way of making you feel welcome. Ninetails staff cherish each and every interaction with warm smiles and warmer brews.

Olivia’s Garden

Address: 569 Crawford St., Toronto, ON

Walking into this café truly is like walking into a garden. Fresh florals can be found at every corner if this bright and airy west end café. We absolutely adore the custom bouquet station, French accent decor and their specialty lattes. Our personal favourite has to be the blue lavender latte.

 

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Postman Waffles

Address: 2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON

Would you like a side of waffles with your coffee? One of our new favourite cafes to open up this year is this delicious dream den of sweet pastries. Postman Waffles is also one of the very few places that use ube in their offerings — the ube espresso latte is a must-have.

 

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The Brick Room

Address: 181 Bay St, Toronto, ON (Brookfield Place)

Coffee craftsmanship at its finest is what this café stands for. The Brick Room has honed it on what it means to curate a selection of specialty coffee — and if coffee culture is your love language, you’ll want to visit this passionate team of coffee lovers.

 

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Tsuchi Café

Address: 688 College St, Toronto, ON

Looking for plant-based Japanese food and drink? Tsuchi Café is the place to be. This wabi-sabi style café is a cozy hideaway in Toronto’s west end. Known for their specialty coffees, teas and snacks, chef Haruna Makino and her team and done incredible work in bringing plant-based cuisine to the otherwise meat-forward neighbourhood of Little Italy. A few must-try’s are the kare pan and silky flan.

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