Cozying Up To Toronto In The Fall
I know a lot of summer people. They love the beaches, sun, and lighter clothing requirements. I however, love the heck out of the fall and winter, and one of the main reasons for that is the warm and cozy restaurants.
When you’re hanging out in Toronto in the colder seasons, there’s nothing quite like a dimly lit, fireplace-warm, soft indie music kinda vibe.
Because of this, make sure you stop by and check out / hang out in our curated list of cozy joints across the city this season.
4 Warm And Cozy Toronto Restaurants & Bars
This season, when the temperature drops and the warm clothes come out, make sure to check out some of these dining options. They’re specially chosen for you to snuggle up in, enjoy the dim lighting, and a slowly nurse a cocktail.
Enjoy all the imagination and inspiration that can come from feeling warm and cozy with good food.
This Montreal-based chain of chocolate restaurants now has a location in the Distillery district. If you’re strolling around Toronto’s Christmas Market, there could not be a better stop than Cacao 70 to warm your belly. And what is more satisfying than hot chocolate on a cold day?
When it comes to knowing about hot chocolate, Cacao 70 is where it’s at. You can try their CACAO 70 Factory Hot Chocolate, which features melted dark chocolate, and is served in a snifter glass. Another option: Champurrado, a rich hot with spicy cinnamon blends and whipped cream on top.
As for eats, you can get a chocolate sharing plate, a classic chocolate crepe, or choose from a variety of other baked and delicious offerings from their choc-centric menu.
A fave of the warm and cozy restaurants, The Annex is a hotel and restaurant, so when you’re done cozying up you can go up to your room and rub your belly after a delicious meal.
At the Annex, you can eat, get some work done, have a drink, and unwind. The living quarters are where you can reconnect, as they’re designed with both locals and nomads in mind.
The Wine Bar is open 3pm to late, and is the place for cozy, intimate conversation and drinks. You can sip a wine from their biodynamic list of natural wines. You can also grab an artisanal cocktail from the bar.
You can grab both lunch and dinner at Little Anthony’s, along with their highly recommended wine list. It’s a perfect option of the warm and cozy restaurants. Make sure to go before you check out a show, as they have a specific pre-theatre menu.
There are private rooms here, so you can curate your own list of food n’ cuddle buddies. You can also dine in the casual, energetic downtown osteria, which serves soul-satisfying takes on Italian cooking.
Take time for tea and escape from the cold at the Fairmont Royal York’s Library Bar. Among the favourite warm and cozy restaurants in Toronto, this bar opened in 1972. The Library Bar was actually modelled after the original hotel library. Because of this, it has that old-school academia vibe of walnut panelling and book cases.
It feels like you’re sitting in an English sitting room, and it’s perfect for tucking into a cake, a conversation, and some cozy.