Written by: Missy Amato
Fall is the perfect time to cozy on up to an amazing latte and dark roast. With chilly winds, and colder weather, a hot beverage isn’t just wanted, it’s practically a necessity. These 8 Toronto coffee houses are perfect to fulfill your java dreams.
Dineen Coffee Co. Temperance
Dineen Coffee Co/ Courtesy of @dineencoffeeco
Situated right in the downtown core on Yonge Street, this java house will have you thinking that you accidently ended up in Europe. With an old timey feel, Dineen Coffee is one of the most enchanting places on our list. But, the view isn’t the best part. Try one of their signature beverages, including their renowned featured blend coffee. It’s a shame to ruin it with cream and sugar!
Bombay Chowpatty/ Courtesy of @bombaychowpatty
We know this list is about coffee houses, but fall is also the perfect time to try out some chai. Bombay Chowpatty is located in the heart of the Gerrard Street East neighborhood, and is the best location for authentic Indian Street fair. Their creamy and spice heavy chai will warm up your soul even when the weather starts to turn grey. Pair a warm cup with an hot order of Vada Pav, and peruse the amazing shops Gerrard Street has to offer.
JetFuel Coffee Shop
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If you need to wake up fast, then look no further than JetFuel Coffee shop located on Parliament Street near St. James’ Town. JetFuel is known for using the best and strongest espresso to make sure that you’re getting the most energetic drink in all of Toronto. With exposed brick, as well as a quiet ambiance, this coffee shop is also perfect for those who are working on a manuscript or just reading with a warm cup of joe!
Tasso/ Courtesy of @tassobaking
Tasso, also located in the hipster area of Parliament Street is a two for one if you’re looking for homemade pastries alongside your morning beverage. Tasso is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and sells out of their AMAZING oven made croissants as early as 9 am. These croissants are handmade and are always hot and fresh. Tasso is a serious Toronto gem, and is worth the early morning.
Red Rocket Coffee
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If hipster isn’t your aesthetic, try out this low key option for your cup of coffee! Red Rocket Coffee is located on Wellesley Street East, and is a neighborhood favorite. With locally sourced baking goods, flavorful drip coffee, and free wifi, you couldn’t get more from a small Toronto coffee house. Try their handcrafted lattes, complete with Instagram worthy foam art.
Neo Coffee Bar
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Neo Coffee Bar, located near the historic St. Lawrence Market is truly one of a kind. Their menu is chock full of Japanese inspired java drinks, as well as authentic Japanese pastries you won’t find anywhere else in Toronto. With it’s close proximity to George Brown College, this spot is the perfect destination for students and coffee enthusiasts alike.
Manic Coffee/ Courtesy of @maniccoffee
Located on College Street, near the entrance to Kensington Market this coffee house is like Cheers to many local poets, artists, and creatives. The greatest thing about Manic is the vast amount of seating, and no wifi, which is perfect for anyone trying to avoid working in an overpacked, and noisy arena. For serious workers who love caffeine, there’s no better place in the world than Manic Coffee.
Boxcar Social/ Courtesy of @boxcar_social
Patio season doesn’t have to end in summer, and Boxcar Social knows that. Boxcar Social is located right on Lake Ontario in the historic Harbourfront Center location. With an open patio, and beautiful views of the lake, this rustic and outdoor venue is the perfect place to wake up with a warm cup. This venue also turns into an intimate venue at night which serves drinks and cocktails. There’s always a time to visit the Boxcar!