The cafes in Toronto are nothing short of an Instagrammer’s dream, with baristas so skilled at latte art they’ll make Picasso jealous and interiors so cool they’ll make you want to move in.
If you want to upgrade your feed with some #coffeeTO content while sipping a shot of something strong, we’ve got you covered.
1. Jimmy's Coffee
Boasting eight locations across the city, Jimmy’s Coffee has become a staple for coffee lovers and cafe-goers in Toronto. Red exposed brick, leather and wood chairs, sleek white marble tables and pops of yellow make this spot a cozy getaway from the hustle and bustle of King Street. Not to mention the shop's atmosphere makes the perfect backdrop for Jimmy’s iconic white cup and yellow lid. A surefire way to brighten up your day and your feed.
Neighbourhood: King WestAddress: 107 Portland St.
2. Strange Love
Strange Love on Queen West brings together all the things that make for “strange love.” This cafe serves up award-winning coffee, tattoos and vintage shopping — all under one eclectic roof! Your eye is bound to travel from the bounty of green plants spilling over floating shelves to black and white patterned walls, until you hit the bright blue neon TATTOO sign, hung atop a stark black wall. People-watch at the window bar seats, but not before you take advantage of the natural lighting — you know, for the ‘gram.
Neighbourhood: Queen WestAddress: 627 Queen St. W.
3. Sorry Coffee Co.
This stylish spot shares a space with clothing store Kit and Ace and is as #aesthetic as it gets. Although it offers up minimalist vibes, complete with black and white tones, pops of brassy copper accents and coffee machines are sure to make it stand out in your feed. Order a pour-over and share a snap of it in one of Sorry’s specialty to-go cups that are part of an always rotating series of custom designs by local artists. You won’t be “Sorry!”
Neighbourhood: YorkvilleAddress: 102 Bloor St. W.
4. Dineen Coffee
The interior of Dineen pays homage to its history as one of the oldest buildings in Toronto, but make no mistake, it delivers more opulence than old. While Toronto is no stranger to minimalistic modern spaces, here, more is definitely more. With spacious red leather banquettes, dark stained woods, glossy black pillars, marble counters and of course, those gorgeous tile patterned floors, this expansive space will make you feel expensive. And if that wasn’t enough content to fill your feed, baristas are ready to bang out some bold latte art so you can get that perfect pic.
Neighbourhood: Financial DistrictAddress: 140 Yonge St.
5. Reunion Island Coffee
This Roncy staple immediately grabs your attention the minute you enter with a mosaic of floor tiles that spell out the word “COFFEE.” It’s bright, white, minimalist design is open and inviting, complete with white glossy brick counters and natural wood accents. Look no further than the entrance for the awesome shot, just make sure you’ve got a cute pair of shoes on and a coffee in hand.
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles VillageAddress: 385 Roncesvalles Ave.
6. Early Bird
This indie coffee shop is a breath of fresh air. Complete with stony-white brick walls, plenty of hanging lush greenery, delicate bulb drop-lights and a single pop of blue neon signage, this light and breezy spot delivers minimalism and crisp, earthy vibes unlike any other. If you’re lucky, you’ll nab a spot at the extensive shared table, which made of gorgeous natural wood and situated right by the floor-to-ceiling window - perfect for that natural lighting. Early Bird definitely catches the worm and so will you — if the worm was the ultimate insta.
Neighbourhood: Queen WestAddress: 613 Queen St. W.
7. Kitten and the Bear
This magical spot takes tea time and gives it the ultimate Instagram-approved makeover. Fresh off their move from Parkdale to their new DuWest location, the inside of Kitten and the Bear is literally so cute you could eat it right up — or take a million pictures of it. The newly renovated and much larger space boasts white marble tables, exposed brick walls, plush velvet banquettes in a beautiful olive shade, while flowing green plants hang off of colourful-china-filled shelves. With its rustic farmhouse meets garden-party charm, delicious baked goods and artisan jams, you’re in for a tooth-achingly sweet snapshot.
Neighbourhood: Dundas WestAddress: 1414 Dundas St. W.
8. Cafe CanCan
This beautiful French bistro, named after the dance itself, brings a burst of energy to Harbord Street. The pink door at the entrance is just a taste of what’s to come, making way for a pastel dream. Muted turquoise banquettes complete with mismatched, colourful patterned pillows strewn across, sit underneath bright pink mirrored walls. Floral wallpaper, flamingo motifs and specks of sparkles on the floor add to the whimsy and charm of the space. If you’re looking for that bold and beautiful picture, you’ve found the right place!