Summer in Toronto is hot, and as August approaches, the days are about to get hotter. Lucky for you, lemonade in the city is in abundance. Check out our list of the top ten spots to quench your thirst with the sweet and sour drink below.
Rooster Coffee House
Location: 343 King St E, 568 Jarvis St & 479 Broadview Ave
Rooster Coffee House has multiple locations in Toronto and serves up your cafe classics with their own unique twists. Aside from their beautifully designed lattes, Rooster’s green matcha lemonade is a must-try this summer.
Location: 490 Queen St W
Arepa Cafe serves up a killer lemonade. This west Toronto Venezuelan spot is known for its cornmeal bread sandwiches — try one with a side of sugarcane lemonade for a rejuvenating summer lunch.
Location: 100 Front St E, 573 Queen St W, & 10 King St E
B. Good prides themselves in serving fresh and local food. One of their most unique menu items happens to be their beet-ginger lemonade, which is absolutely delicious. Like the rest of their menu, the beet-ginger lemonade hosts simple ingredients: water, lemon juice, beets, ginger, pure cane sugar, and orange peel.
Rachel’s Coffee House
Location: 2011 Yonge Street
Rachel’s Coffee House is an independent local cafe that was opened by two former Second Cup franchise owners. Rachel’s has become known for being a reliable spot for fair trade, organic coffee. This midtown spot also happens to serve a refreshing matcha limonade (lime/lemon) drink, perfect for those hot August days that are soon to come.
Te Aro Coffee
Location: 983 Queen St E
Te Aro is one of Pilot Coffee Roasters cafe locations in Toronto. This Leslieville spot is known for their delicious cold brew in the summer, but if you’re not feeling up for a caffeine boost, their raspberry lemonade is the next best thing.
Emma’s Country Kitchen
Location: 810 St Clair Ave W
Emma’s Country Kitchen is always packed during brunch hours, and rightfully so — their wild blueberry and ricotta pancakes are to die for (or get-out-of-bed-at-6-a.m. on a Saturday for). Did I mention their homemade doughnuts? Or their biscuits and gravy? I digress. This talented local favourite also does a great strawberry lemonade for those mornings that require an extra sugar boost.
The County General
Location: 936 Queen St W
The County General is a well-known Queen West restaurant that serves food provided by Ontario farmers. Along with their yummy eats, this eatery also hosts a hefty drink menu, which includes a ginger lemonade that comes with the option of non-alcoholic or spiked.
Location: 43 Hanna Ave
This Liberty Village cafe is a popular spot for a morning brew. If you’re not feeling the caffeine on a hot afternoon, try their fresh-pressed lemonade.
Aft Kitchen & Bar
Location: 686 Queen Street East
Here’s a lemonade with a twist. Aft Kitchen & Bar is known for serving a delectable smoked peach vodka lemonade, perfect for those days where you need a little booze to go with your cool down.
Tsaa Tea Shop
Location: 412 Danforth Ave
This Danforth cafe specializes in loose leaf tea and organic coffee, and also happens to know how to cool Torontians down in the summer. In addition to summer favourites like their homemade ice cream and bubble tea, Tsaa also carries freshly squeezed lemonade on the menu, with the option of added raspberry or strawberry.
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