Mon K Patisserie | 1040 Coxwell Ave, Toronto

Located on a stretch of Coxwell, this quaint setting is a cafe / bakery with a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine. Husband and wife duo, Ryosuke and Naomi Kita, are making it their mission to bring Asian-style desserts to Toronto (typically Japanese desserts are less sweet) with goodies such as cream puffs, macaroons, and danishes. Treat yourself this autumn to a coffee and a unique-style dessert!

Visit: www.monkpatisserie.ca

Neo Coffee Bar | 161 Frederick St, Toronto

Sleek and modern bakery and café found at the base of a condo in the St. Lawrence Market area. Clearly designed by an accomplished architect.  Specializing in espresso, drip and pour-over drinks, however, they do not let their regulars get complacent with their coffee routine; they constantly keep coffee rotations fresh and different.  Spectacular are as spectacular as the décor.

Visit: www.neocoffeebar.com

Manic Coffee | 426 College St, Toronto

Drop into Manic Coffee if you’re near Little Italy for a brisk autumn stroll. It offers a stylish brick-exposed space serving quick and healthy lunches, a variety of espresso drinks, brewed coffee and tea, with premium drip coffee that is rotated every 15 minutes. They also offer catering options!

Visit: www.maniccoffee.com

Creed’s Coffee Bar | 390 Dupont St, Toronto

The perfect spot to set up an improvised workspace for a day. Amazing prepared foods like sandwiches, wraps, and an assortment of salads will keep you energized along with carefully curated baked goods, including Sullivan & Bleeker cookies. Plenty of space, limited parking, and free WiFi.

Visit: www.creedscoffeebar.com

Jimmy’s Coffee | 735 Queen St W, Toronto (Multiple Locations)

A tucked away and cozy spot. The industrial living room vibe evokes an atmosphere of a very relaxed and regal space. Plenty of seating. Will you sit back in an armchair with your favourite coffee, or read the news on a bar stool? They’re described as “talented baristas crafting irresistible coffee over authentic conversations. All set against the backdrop of cozy, eclectic cafes”.  We agree with this description.

Visit: www.jimmyscoffee.ca

Bobette and Belle | 1121 Queen St E, Toronto (Two Locations)

Arguable the city’s most stunning pastries.  Community is key here; combined with a mix of sugar and art. Taking a European-style welcoming approach, the long “community” tables invite you to sit and join the conversation. It’s likely that you’ll chat with someone sitting next to you while experiencing the aromas and tastes of the freshly baked items they have to offer.  Perhaps too irresistible.   

Visit: www.bobbetteandbelle.com

The Sovereign | 1359 Davenport Rd, Toronto

A quaint, charming, tiny, and welcoming café in a lively west end neighbourhood. Incredibly community-focused, where regulars are greeted by name. A must-see destination spot for espresso aficionados!  This is the place to go if you love super strong coffee. Quick street parking out front.

Visit: www.thesovereigncafe.com

Balzac’s | Distillery District – 1 Trinity St, Toronto (Multiple Locations)

A beautiful café situated in the Distillery District, set in an 1895 pump house with exposed-brick interior. With two gorgeous locations in Liberty Village and the Distillery, it’s a great place to warm up after a stroll through the Christmas Market, or during your exploration of the various shops and restaurants, which are just steps away. Serving coffee drinks and pastries, it’s focused on sourcing high-quality Arabica beans that are fair-trade organic.  The original store in Stratford, ON is equally appealing.

Visit: www.balzacs.com

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