Craft and Artisan Coffee Shops of Downtown Toronto
Strange Love Coffee
In Strange Love Coffee, the first mood-altering cafe in North America, you can buy rare ingredients and your daily cup of coffee. Classic blends or adventurous, single-origin coffee with exotic flavours – you choose.
According to their website, it all started with the name Strange Love, formed at the end of 2016. Their store itself is a mix of graphics, prints, music, designs and plants all in one space.
Balzac’s Distillery District
Among various boutiques and food shops there is Balzac’s Coffee Roasters. This Parisian style cafe offers various coffee blends for every taste. In addition to coffee you can find here tea, mugs, apparel, brewers and more.
As stated on their website, Balzac’s has transformed the circa 1895 Pump House into a two storey café. A giant Vaudeville chandelier casts a soft glow for sitting back and watching the bustling activity of this unique district.
Opened in 2011 Fahrenheit Coffee is voted as the Best Speciality Coffee House in Toronto. They offer three different espresso origins which are expertly crafted to provide you with your favorite beverage.
They also host barista classes. As stated on the website, the workshop runs approximately 4 hours and encompasses a very hands-on approach to dialling-in espresso as well as teaching a fail-proof method to micro-foam. The class concludes with the basics of latte art and machine maintenance.
Arvo Coffee is a multi-roaster cafe that offers seasonal, single origin coffees from around the world. Every month they host public coffee tasting and live music events. For those who want to learn more about coffee and the art of brewing, they host Brew at home masterclass and Latte art masterclass.
As stated on the website, they believe in community through hospitality. You can come hang and become part of the family.
Dineen Coffee Co.
Looking for a great cup of coffee to start your day? Visit Dineen Coffee Co in Downtown Toronto. It has their own signature blends, herbal and non-herbal steeped teas and ice drinks.
As stated on their website, the Dineen Coffee Co. opened its doors in Spring 2013 at the corner of famous Yonge Street and Temperance Street, in downtown Toronto. Since then, they have opened two additional locations in Toronto. One in the atrium of the venerable Commerce Court West office tower. The other is located at the corner of Gerrard Street East and Galt Avenue in Leslieville.
In the heart of downtown Toronto is located Mast Coffee. It can become your favorite coffee house, if you try their coffee-centric menu. Here you can spend your free time alone or with your friends enjoying a good cup of coffee.
According to their website, their approach is to limit the size of their menu, in order to focus on the craftsmanship of the product rather than being the “jack of all trades and master of none”. This philosophy allows them to offer a high quality product that is pure and free of superficiality.
Neo Coffee Bar
Since 2015 Neo Coffee Bar in Toronto offers a great coffee seven days a week. Here you can try espresso based coffee drinks, brewed coffee, sloan fine teas, japanese teas, cold brew. In addition to your drink you can get pastry & food to go along.
As stated on the website, Neo Coffee Bar is the perfect place to sit and catch up on the daily news while enjoying your caffeine fix. They are neighbors with schools and big offices alike, and make everyone feel like they have a community space to share.
Rooster Coffee House
One more coffee house in downtown Toronto you might want to visit is Rooster Coffee House. Try hot and cold coffee drinks and see a rotating lineup of incredible and sometimes award-winning single origin coffees from all over the world.
As stated on their website, their coffee is direct-trade wherever possible from an innovative group of farmers doing amazing things with coffee. True craftspeople dedicated to specialty coffee. The best of the best.
Louie Craft Coffee
In Louie Craft Coffee you can get a personalized house blend. Only high quality beans, roasted locally in town. Here you can grab your favorite morning cup of coffee or spend the evening with your friends and family. Located in the Toronto Carpet Factory, Liberty Village, Louis Craft Coffee is a place where you can celebrate birthdays or even anniversaries.
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