There’s nothing like stopping in a cute cafe on an autumn day. If you’re in the market for the best Toronto cafes and bakeshops – we’ve got you covered! Check out a list of our favourite under the radar spots below.
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The Almond Butterfly is a gluten-free cafe and bakeshop. They offer espresso-based drinks and have an eco-chic vibe with a mixture of wood and modern. Located in the Harbord Village area, grab a drink and treat and look out into the fall street. The area is great to stroll around and check out bookstores during a weekend afternoon.
Location: 100 Harbord St
Hours: M-S 8-7, Sunday 8-3
The Sovereign has that highly sought-after indie vibe that we most crave with a cafe experience. They effortless execute a laid-back and classic feel with just the right amount of rustic.
They self-describe as “A place where regulars are greeted by name, locals meet to hear the news and connoisseurs flock to sample the best shots pulled..”
We definitely encourage you to stop by while in Davenport Village.
Sovereign has 2 locations (8 min walk from one another-brought to you by Google Maps).
1350 Davenport location – has seating for relaxing and/or eating
3 Oakwood Ave location – a micro-space to grab on the go
Hours: M-F 7-5 / S+S 8-4
“Your local corner spot”
This cafe is tucked away in the residential area in Roncesvalles village. This is the spot for all-day breakfast! Grab a satisfying and warming breakfast then check out the village! Mitzi’s is also in walking distance to take a stroll along the lake at Sunnyside.
Location: 100 Sorauren Ave
Hours: M-F 7:30-4 / S+S 9-4
This cafe has great natural lighting and ample seating to pull out your laptop and get some work done, read a book or simply relax without feeling crowded. It is a decent-sized place with a beautiful exposed brick. They have a bookshelf “library” to choose from and has a friendly Parkdale community vibe. We highly recommend!
Location: 1349 Queen St W
Hours: M-F 7-7 / S+S 8-7
“Traditional Home Baked Goods in the Heart of East Chinatown”
If you’re anything like us, your sweet tooth revs up with the cold weather. There are few things as satisfying as a quality baked good with a coffee. They have an array of baked goods to choose from to accommodate a range of preferences. They also serve quality drip coffee which doesn’t disappoint! There is a small seating area to relax and enjoy.
If you are up for a nice autumn walk after your sweet – Riverdale Park, Riverdale farm and the Don River Valley trail are just minutes away!
Location: 635 Gerrard St E
Hours: M-F 8-6/ S+S 9-6
This coffee shop is a fun and lively spot! It is more of a grab and go concept, however, they have a wooden bench lining the perimeter for open feel seating. It has an artistic aura; the owners painted the images on the walls and had graffiti artists decorate their trash cans. They serve locally roasted, Parkdale coffee beans and create a very welcoming environment.
Alexandra park is right across the street, making it a perfect spot to meet up with a couple of friends on the weekend and enjoy the colourful falling leaves.
Location: 324 College St
Hours: M-F 7-5 / S+S 9-5
What are your favourite under the radar cafes in the city for fall outings? Let us know in the comments below!
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