The 7 Best Cafes to Work from in Toronto
As a freelance writer and online entrepreneur, I’m always looking for spaces to work from around the city. Luckily, Toronto is home to some of the coziest cafés with uplifting atmospheres, friendly staff, and amazing cups of coffee.
Every neighbourhood in Toronto has something to offer when it comes to great cafes. If you’re on the lookout for the best cafes to work from in Toronto, here are 7 of my favourites.
There are 6 Dark Horse locations around the city, but I always make my way to the one in the Canary District. The staff is amazing and I love how bright the space is, outfitted with massive floor to ceiling windows. The interior is industrial yet cozy and there are tons of seats to post up at and do your work. Spend the day here sipping on your caffeinated drink of choice, and fill up on one of their hearty sandwiches to keep you fueled.
Newly opened Dineen Outpost is now one of the prettiest places to work from in Toronto. With rich pink benches, round marble tables and lots of windows to keep the place bright, you’ll love getting your work done in this space. Their coffee is delicious and they offer a range of pastries, sandwiches and salads on the bar. Take a seat in the open front area or the cozy elevated space in the back.
A charming spot on College West, The Walton is a quaint and quiet café that’s perfect to get some work done, while sipping on their signature espresso. And when you need a break from work, you can peruse their menu filled with delicious snacks like the ricotta and beet toast or caramelized onion quiche.
Neo has tons of seating, which is ideal for anyone who needs to work the day away. It’s a contemporary Japanese-inspired café known for its espresso, drip and pour-over drinks. Plus, they offer amazing cakes and fresh pastries, which they make right in front of your eyes. A selection of fine teas and cold-pressed juice are also available, so you can sip what you like while you work.
Part café, part gift emporium, Forget Me Not just might be the cutest coffee shop in Toronto. With seating in the front and back, there’s tons of room to set up shop, and with lattes in flavours like Nutella, toasty almond and coconut (which you can get hot or iced), how can you go wrong?
A huge light-filled space with lots of seating and come-to-life wall art, Creeds coffee bar is comfy and welcoming. Serving espresso drinks, brewed coffee, cold brew, tea and juices, and an array of gourmet sandwiches, salads and baked goods, you can have it all while you work the day away.
A cozy spot on Bloor Street West, Saving Gigi is an awesome café to work from. With mostly shared tables, you can check off your to-do list with others working away around you. And I would suggest going hungry because their menu is packed with delicious eats. Think homemade granola and yogurt, a breakfast burrito, and sourdough waffles with brown butter apple compote.
Do you know any other good cafes to work from in Toronto? Make sure to share with us in the comments!
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.