Neo Coffee Bar

Neo Coffee Bar

161 Frederick St., Toronto, ON M5A 4P3

Call: (647) 348-8811

After a month of daily coffee runs, I finally remembered to bring a tape measure to review Neo Coffee Bar. Neo Coffee Bar opened in August of 2015 in the St. Lawrence Market neighborhood. They serve espressos and single origin coffees as well as fresh pastries made in-house.

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Oliva

Oliva

3190 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L1

Call: 416-483-9990

Oliva is a growing café with several locations in Toronto. We decided to visit the Yonge & Lawrence space which has been a welcome addition to the Lawrence Park neighbourhood. Oliva offers a cozy spot to get some work done, meet friends or enjoy a cup of joe. It is a small and bright spot that offers healthy sandwiches, pastries and salads along with hot and cold beverages.

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The Social Gardener Cafe

The Social Gardener Cafe

1326 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1

Call: (416) 465-6021

After attending an east end Jane’s Walk I found myself enjoying a cup of coffee at The Social Gardener Cafe. Beyond serving excellent coffee, the cafe is a social enterprise project of the Riverdale Hub, and is designed to provide opportunities for training and skill-building for marginalized women in the Riverdale/Gerrard East community.

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Coffee Dak Lak

Coffee Dak Lak

283 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2

Call: (647) 352-1668

Whenever a new coffee shop opens, I am like a kid in a candy store – planning a way to check it out and get a taste of it. Coffee Dak Lak extended its small stall in Pacific Mall to a full cafe on College Street late last year. I know... Another coffee shop in the already saturated neighbourhood of Kensington Market and Little Italy, but Coffee Dak Lak offers something different - specializing in Vietnamese coffee.

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Snakes & Lattes Midtown

Snakes & Lattes Midtown

45 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto, ON M4P 1G6

Call: (647) 342-9229

Looking for an accessible and conveniently located board game café in midtown? Check out Snakes & Lattes Midtown, where you can enjoy a variety of board games and unique tastes of food and drinks. For those not familiar with Snakes & Lattes, it is a Toronto-based board game cafe that allows unlimited board game fun for only $8! For a review of their just as accessible Annex location, click here.

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Filosophy Pastry and Espresso Bar

Filosophy Pastry and Espresso Bar

912 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1L1

Call: (416) 901-9171

There isn’t a doubt in our minds that Toronto has no shortage of coffee shops. But one thing is for sure, it’s not easy finding a quiet, cozy and welcoming cafe—thus, Filosophy Pastry and Espresso Bar was born. Peter and Toula, both Bloorcourt locals have created a cozy yet modern space where they can share both their love of coffee and dessert with the community.

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The Poet Café

The Poet Café

173 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1J4  

Call: 416-368-7638

Just a couple of blocks from the St. Lawrence Market, The Poet Specialty Cafe and Tapas Bar offers unique Persian homestyle brunches, lunches and drinks. Tehran born owner Amir has created an inviting menu of items such as a date cappuccino!

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Rooster Coffee House

Rooster Coffee House

343 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1L1

Call: (416) 995-1530

Looking for a relaxing spot for a hot cup of joe? Rooster Coffee House is a great spot to kick back, have a drink, do some reading, or take out if you are on the run. They have all kinds of hot drinks, as well as some fresh snacks and other refreshments. They are located on King East so if you’re using transit, the accessible King streetcars roll right past.

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