“Keep calm and coffee on,” so the saying goes… but also make time to grab a snap or two! Coffee shops in Toronto come in all different shapes and sizes, and many of them are creatively stunning. When latte-making can be called an art, it’s really no surprise though, that coffee shops have become just as pleasing on the eyes; every good latte needs an equally artful backdrop.
Here are the most Instagrammable coffee shops in Toronto.
One of the most frequented spots in the East, Odin is one part coffee shop, one part bar. It boasts clean architectural lines and interesting shapes, with a full-on wolf mural near the back. Photo op anyone? Self-dubbed as a Nordic-Canadian Cafe + Bar, the artwork and wood elements play on this theme. Oh, and did we mention the eats? The avocado toast is delish!
Right, smack, dab in the middle of downtown, people flock to Dineen on a regular basis. Despite the crowd, it’s well worth it! Sitting cozy in a historic Toronto building, it’s a beautiful juxtaposition of old meets new. The main draws are the incredible chandelier light piece, and the amazing tile flooring (you’ve definitely seen it on insta!).
Okay, if a picture of the tiled floor at Reunion Island Coffee hasn’t popped up in your feed, you may be living under a rock – an even better reason for you to go see it. The clean, white, bright space is ideal for the coffee-obsessed as they roast their own beans in-house. You can guarantee quality and flavour here.
FIKA Cafe has Kensington Market written all over it. That quaint charm comes from re-purposing old things and making them new again. Take for example the book wall which was wall-papered using 100’s of pages and books. Makes a very interesting backdrop, no?
Art exhibit? Art installation? What is it? Walking into De Mello is like walking into Wonderland. The Toronto coffee shop has bright pops of colour are every which way you look, cubist-type paintings spread over the walls and there are even several umbrellas hanging from the ceiling as an art piece. Sound odd? You’ll have to go see it to believe it.
Queen West’s favourite, Early Bird, is where all the trendy local folks go. Long and thin like most shops on the strip, Early Bird has clean white walls, decorated with modern-rustic furniture. The big floor-to-ceiling windows by the entrance let lots of natural light in and the metal bench just outside makes for a good photo op.
Sorry Coffee Co. is not sorry for being beautiful. Stop by the shop for a latte-gram or candid “I was just sipping my coffee” snap while enjoying a delish beverage!
Having a number of locations across Toronto, odds are there might be a Boxcar social semi-close to you. If not, it’s definitely worth a visit. Exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and metal features add for a real industrial look. It’s a good place to get settled back with a book (after some grams of course).
Balzac’s has a number of locations in Toronto, but each one was chosen for its historical significance. Stepping into one of their shops is almost like stepping back in time. The cafes are rich in vintage details and will offer some pretty unique Insta shots if you ask us.
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