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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Balzac's Coffee Roasters- Distillery

Balzac's Coffee Roasters- Distillery

1 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4

Call: (416) 207-1709

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters is a great café that was founded on the concept of celebrating the sophisticated French coffee experience in Canada. Balzac's focuses on keeping their organization sustainable, local and natural. There are a number of locations both around Toronto and other cities in Ontario, but their space in the Distillery District is one of their first opening in 2002.

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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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Mast Coffee

Mast Coffee

68 Shuter Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1Y4

Call: 416-366-1496

Mast Coffee is a bright new coffee house located at 68 Shuter Street. Their drink menu is limited and to-the-point which allows them to focus on the quality of their offerings. There is also a small selection of tasty baked goods – sweet and savoury!

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Dark Horse-Canary District

Dark Horse-Canary District

416 Front Street East, Toronto ON, M5A 1H7

Located in the Canary District, this Dark Horse Espresso Bar welcomes you with a modern open-concept environment combined with a warm, relaxing atmosphere. At Dark Horse, you can enjoy quality espresso, a variety of baked goods, in-house cold brew coffee, or cold press juices made by Fresh.  

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Black Bear Espresso

Black Bear Espresso

25 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 1L4

Black Bear Espresso is an independent coffee shop across from the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens. This young upstart has only been open for about two months, but it’s already creating a buzz in a neighbourhood saturated with Starbucks on every corner. Black Bear Espresso brews quality coffee from Pilot Coffee Roasters and is open everyday til 9pm.

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RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe- CLOSED

RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe- CLOSED

73 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4

Call: (416) 960-2233

Nestled in the very popular Annex neighbourhood is the charming RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe. Opened for almost 3 years, it offers a family-friendly environment for the creative child to play and for mom and dad to watch with a great tasting coffee. 

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Cosmic Treats

Cosmic Treats

207 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON, M5T 2L4

Newly opened in Kensington Market, Cosmic Treats offers both sweet and savoury vegan treats. I visited on a cold and rainy afternoon and was instantly cheered up by the bright decorations and friendly staff...

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