Top 10 Coffee Shop Picks In Downtown Toronto

What I noticed about Torontonians is that we love discovering new local coffee shops. Whether it’s to do work, catch up with a friend, or just wanting to spend some alone time, there are countless coffee shops all across Toronto. To save you some time, we picked out 10 spots you should try out at least once.


Forget Me Not Café

Location: 506 Adelaide Street W


Open Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm

One of the coziest atmospheres you’ll ever enter. This small home gives a artsy feeling with a warm welcome along with some small cute home goods you can purchase.


Light Cafe

Location: 23 Baldwin Street


Open Mon-Thurs: 11:30am – 9pm, Fri: 11:30am – 10pm, Sat: 11am – 10pm, Sun: 11am – 9pm

Just opened recently and this Taipei based café has all the buzz, especially their unique presentations of coffee and food. If you go, make sure to try out their cotton candy coffee!



Location: 266 Adelaide Street W


Open Mon-Fri: 7am – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 4pm

Definitely a nice hidden gem in the entertainment district. Atmosphere is clean, tidy with the nicest staffs you’ll meet. If you’re looking for a place to get some work done, you can definitely find seats and plugs



Location: 1 First Canadian Place Food Terrace, Upper Level


Open Mon: 7am – 5pm, Tues-Fri: 7am – 8pm, Sat: 10am – 3pm

One of the most unexpected places to find a cute Parisian style bakery/cafe that’s located right in the heart of financial district.


Clockwork Coffee

Location: 36 Toronto Street


Open: Mon-Fri: 8am – 6pm

A cutely decorated coffee shop with clocks and gold handle pour-over contraptions on display for you to see your coffee being made.



Location: 28 Kensington Avenue


Open Mon-Sun: 10am – 6pm

With a patio in the front and another in the back, it sure give’s a comfortable atmosphere just on the edge of Kensington market. Their coffees are surely one of a kind. Make sure you try their iced coffees, especially in this hot summer weather!


Boxcar Social

Location: 235 Queens Quay West

416 203-2999

Open Mon: 8am – 5pm, Tues-Thurs: 8am – 12am, Fri & Sat: 8am – 2am, Sun: 8am – 8pm

Their newly opened location at Harbourfront Centre makes this location 10 times better than any other. What’s more better than sipping coffee by day, having a drink by night while looking out to the harbour? 



Location: 514 King Street E


Open Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm, Sat & Sun: 8am – 6pm

One of the most amazing Scandinavian-inspired designed coffee shops. If you’re looking for a quiet down workspace, this is a place to be.


Early Bird

Location: 613 Queen Street W


Open Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm, Sat & Sun: 8am – 7pm

The atmosphere is definitely one of those hipster vibes with neon lights, white brick walls and succulents. Their lattes and iced teas are great.


R Squared

Location: 668 Queen St W


Open Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm, Sat & Sun: 8am – 7pm

This cozy art gallery like coffee shop is for sure one of the hidden gems in the Queen West area.