With two coffee shop posts in the bank on indie88.com, we still haven’t covered all the great spots in Toronto. Everyone in the city has their go-to for a cup o’ Joe and with the feedback we’ve received from the last two articles, we came up with a new list of places to get the best beans in the #6ix.
Located just a stone’s throw from Bloor and Lansdowne, Propeller Coffee is not only a shop where you can get any caffeinated creation you’re looking for, but they were also just named 2016 Micro Roaster of the year. A gorgeous space, friendly staff and all around good vibes. If you really love the space, they also rent it out for private events.
For quite some time, University of Toronto students were deprived of a properly poured coffee on campus, but that has changed. Diabalo’s Coffee Bar has rebranded, renovated, and rejuvinated their space into the perfect spot to snag your daily caffeine intake. If you’re looking for a bit of grub to go along with your beverage, their selection of sweet and savoury delights is on point.
The Roncesvalles strip has added another cafe to their hood but you can’t be mad about it when it’s this good. The shop is bright, clean, and just as Instagrammable as you’d expect a new cafe to be. These people don’t play around when it comes to their coffee either; they practice a totally sustainable, organic, fair trade, coffee business with tons of initiatives that makes a cup of coffee much more satisfying.
Located a block west of College and Bathurst, Voodoo Child opened their doors a few years ago and never looked back. Cappuccinos, Cortados, Americanos and all your other favourites are poured to perfection while they pump out a playlist that will have you Shazamming, guaranteed. And if you need a little something to take the edge off, they have a generous selection of delicious bourbon cocktails to try.
If you’ve tripped around the Queen and Bathurst area before, chances are you’ve walked right by the Early Bird. It’s the perfect place to hunker down for a rest while you’re out shopping and a has super nice rooftop patio for you to catching rays in the summer. The baristas know what their doing and they’re not afraid to educate you if you’re a little unsure about something.
In a part of Toronto dominated by chains like Tim Hortons, Starbucks and McDonalds, Louie’s is giving the people of Liberty Village a real coffee shop. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, as are the people who are steaming your milk. You know you’re getting a quality beverage when a coffee roastery is making a custom blend for a shop, and that’s exactly what Social Coffee Co. does for Louie’s.
On a hot day in the city you can grab a nice iced Americano (or what ever else you want) and a tasty ice cream cone to cool yourself down, because they have Greg’s Ice Cream! Located just across the street from Trinity Bellwoods Park, White Squirrel even has a “to go” window if you’re really in a hurry.
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