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17 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Coffee Shops

17 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Coffee Shops

Hitting up cute and Instagrammable cafés in Toronto is one of my absolute fave activities to do in the city.

Torontonians love our café hopping, so it makes sense why there are so many adorable and Instagram-worthy Toronto coffee shops in the city!

There’s just something about tasting different teas and coffees, taking in the beautiful decor, and of course, shooting Instagram-worthy photos for the ‘Gram.

With so many cool spots opening up all the time, there are always cute new cafés to explore in Toronto.

Here are just a few of my favourite Instagram-worthy Toronto coffee shops worth visiting!

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Rustle & Still Café, Toronto

Rustle & Still Café

Rustle & Still is a super cute Vietnamese café here in Toronto, and it’s one of the best cafés in the city.

This lil’ Koreatown gem features tons of plant life and light wood textures.

Rustle & Still in Toronto

They offer colourful Asian-inspired lattes, such as their Matcha Pandan Latte and Purple Sweet Potato Latte.

They’ve even got alternative milk options – soy, almond, oat, and coconut milk.

Rustle & Still Café, Toronto

If you’re looking for a bite to eat, they’ve also got banh mi wrapped in aesthetically-pleasing newspaper wrapping!

You can choose between their Garlicky Shrimpo, Char Siu BBQ Pork, or Deluxe Rustle & Still (with Vietnamese hams) Banh Mi.

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They also source their coffee beans directly from farmers in Vietnam, so that’s pretty cool!

LOCATION: 605 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON


Forget Me Not Cafe, Toronto

Forget Me Not Café

Forget Me Not is an adorable Korean-inspired café in Toronto’s King West neighbourhood.

You’ll find drinks like their Black Sesame Latte and Dalgona Latte (topped with Korean dalgona candy and sweet cream).

It’s a dream come true for lovers of antique vibes and all things pretty, and they’ve even got locally-sourced goods you can shop in-store like candles and hair clips.

They use coffee beans from De Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters, a local Toronto roastery.

With its adorable vintage look, Forget Me Not is one of the cutest and most Instagrammable cafés worth visiting in Toronto.

It’s a quaint little spot near King and Portland, perfect for working in or getting some reading done.

There isn’t too much seating though, so don’t hog the seats for too long!

If you’re looking for even more Korean eats, check out my post on the best Korean restaurants in Toronto.

LOCATION: 506 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON


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Nutbar

With a colourful and superfood-focused menu, Nutbar is definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy Toronto coffee shops.

You can find a bunch of healthy superfood bites and drinks here, such as their awesome turmeric latte!

Their Savoury Toast is definitely one of the best toasts I’ve ever had.

Nutbar, Toronto

I’ve only been to the Summerhill location, and every corner of it is super Instagrammable.

Their other locations are in Leslieville and inside Sweat & Tonic downtown.

LOCATION: Various locations


The Library Specialty Coffee in Toronto

The Library Specialty Coffee

The Library Specialty Coffee is a chic Aussie-style café serving up espresso-based drinks and pour-over coffees.

You can find their OG café by the Art Gallery of Ontario or hit up their newer location on Queen West!

Both cafés have gorgeous, minimalist interiors, but the AGO location is my fave – it’s got rustic wood seating and concrete floors.

The Library Specialty Coffee in Toronto

Go for their Aussie Cappuccino (topped with cocoa powder) or their Piccolo (a baby latte!)

They use quality milk from Sheldon Creek Dairy, as well as oat milk from Minor Figures and macadamia nut milk from Milkadamia.

The Library Specialty Coffee in Toronto

You’ll also find a selection of delicious pastries with Asian-inspired flavours like their macarons and choux cookies, as well as cookies from the famous Craig’s Cookies.

The Library Specialty Coffee is such a beautiful and underrated coffee shop here in Toronto, and definitely worth the visit!

LOCATION: 281 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON


Boxcar Social Harbourfront in Toronto

Boxcar Social

Boxcar Social operates as a coffee shop by day and bar by night, and they’ve got a few locations across the city.

You’ll find a rotating list of coffees from top roasters around the world alongside natural wines, local craft beer, and whiskies.

Boxcar Social Harbourfront in Toronto

They even have a small selection of bites or actual food items at each of their locations, and their avocado toast is definitely worth a try!

Boxcar Social has 4 locations in Toronto, and their Harbourfront location is definitely my favourite one – the space is ginormous, and the dark, woody interior is gorgeous!

Boxcar Social Harbourfront, Toronto

I also love sitting on the huge patio during the summer and sippin’ on iced coffee while enjoying the waterfront views.

You can find their other coffee shops in Summerhill, Little Italy, and Riverside!

LOCATION: Various locations


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Dineen Outpost

Looking for cute cafés in Toronto to satisfy your pink-loving needs?

For all you pastel and pink lovers, Dineen Outpost is your go-to Instagrammable café in the east end of Toronto.

It’s super pink and super pretty, with elegant vintage details all around.

Dineen Outpost, Toronto

Dineen also has two locations in the Financial District downtown, but their Leslieville spot is my favourite of the three!

It tends to get really busy, so come early or expect to wait a bit for the ~Instagram-worthy~ seats by the windows to open up!

Toronto’s east end is a nice little area to wander around as well after you’ve got your caffeine (and Instagram) fix.

LOCATION: 1042 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON

Dineen Outpost coffee shop in Toronto

Rooster Coffee House in Toronto

Rooster Coffee House

Rooster is another one of the cutest cafés in Toronto, and they’ve actually got three locations, each with its own unique decor.

I love their Jarvis location, which has a cool blend of vintage-inspired decor inside a modern space.

LOCATION: 568 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON

Rooster Coffee House in Toronto

Versus Coffee, Toronto

Versus Coffee

You can find colourful lattes all around the city, but Versus Coffee still does it best.

Plus, the people who work at Versus are super nice!

The only thing is that the space is pretty small, so it gets pretty packed in here – not a great spot to bring your laptop, but great for a quick coffee catch-up with a friend!

Versus Coffee, Toronto

They offer a wide range of classic espresso drinks and unique offerings, including everything from their Campfire Latte (with maple syrup and toasted marshmallows) to their Nitro Cold Brew.

They also offer up local craft beers, a seasonal wine selection, and and seasonal cocktails!

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They’re located right by the Financial District, near Yonge & Adelaide.

During the summer months, you can also enjoy your rainbow latte on the patio out front!

LOCATION: 70 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON


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Voodoo Child Espresso & Cocktail Bar

Came here to drink great coffee in a skull-shaped glass.

Was it worth it? Absolutely.

This quaint little coffee shop and bar features chic wood details, perfect for a rustic Instagram feed.

You can grab coffee here by day and cocktails by night.

It’s in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood, so you can do some vintage shopping afterwards!

LOCATION: 388 College St, Toronto, ON


Sud Forno, Toronto

Sud Forno

Enjoy classic lattes and baked Italian bites at the café branch of Terroni in the Financial District.

Both the interior and exterior of the café are v Instagrammable, and they’ve got delicious Italian eats as well (pizza, anyone?)

The Sud Forno on Temperance (downtown) is the more café-style restaurant while the Queen Street location is a bakery.

LOCATION: 132 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


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Maman Toronto

Find this pretty, aesthetically-pleasing coffee shop inside First Canadian Place in the Financial District.

I usually go for their white chocolate matcha (warning: they make it super hot), and all their pastries are delicious!

Maman Coffee in the Financial District, Toronto

Maman is based in New York but they have one location here in Toronto and one in Montreal.

You can enter from inside the building, or head up the stairs from the outdoor waterfall on King Street.

LOCATION: 100 King St. West, Toronto, ON


FIKA Cafe in Kensington Market, Toronto

FIKA Cafe

FIKA is the perfect café in Toronto for my fellow bookworms.

There’s a lovely Instagrammable wall full of old book pages, and it’s all over just a cute spot to visit!

FIKA Cafe in Kensington Market, Toronto

It’s located in Kensington Market, so there’s also a lot to explore in the area.

Fun fact: “fika” is the Swedish word for “coffee break”!

LOCATION: 28 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON


StrangeLove Coffee, Toronto

Strange Love Cafe

Strange Love has been serving up their award-winning coffee in Toronto for years, and they now operate as a mood-altering café.

You can add a mood booster to any coffee or drink, including their “Brain Boost”, “Energy”, and “Stress Reset”, and it’s all powered by natural ingredients!

The Lover’s Latte features a house-made tonka bean syrup, which is super unique and delicious.

Aside from their coffee, they offer mushroom-powered gummies to help you focus, relax, and energize, and they worked with a naturopathic doctor to formulate them using natural ingredients!

"Keep Going" mural at StrangeLove Coffee in Toronto

They also have a cool mural outside their café by King & Spadina, perfect for snapping a pic of your coffee.

You can also find their other locations on Queen West and in the Financial District!

LOCATION: Various locations


Tertulia Espresso Bar in Toronto

Tertulia

Tertulia is a quiet and homey café in Riverside that’s great for getting work done.

They’ve got delicious seasonal lattes and a lovely space!

The brick wall and brown leather couch make for a cozy backdrop for your Instagram photos.

Plus, it’s not super well-known, so you’ll definitely be able to get a seat.

LOCATION: 711 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON


Jimmy's Coffee, Toronto

Jimmy’s Coffee

Jimmy’s Coffee is an iconic Toronto café known for their Instagrammable yellow cup lids.

They’ve got locations all over the city, and their coffee is incredible!

Head over to King and Portland locations that are right across the street from each other because if one is busy, at least you can head on over to the other.

LOCATION: Various locations


Sam James Coffee Bar

Into the simple and minimal white aesthetic?

One of the coolest things about Sam James Coffee Bar is that they actually roast their own coffee beans, which they brand as Cut Coffee.

This Toronto-based coffee chain has locations all across Toronto, and they’re actually a favourite of many locals.

LOCATION: Various locations


Balzac's St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

Balzac’s

Balzac’s is an independent coffee shop chain with locations all across Ontario, and they’re originally from Stratford, AKA the birthplace of Justin Bieber.

Their cafés are inspired by Parisian cafés, and all of their locations are gorgeous.

My favourite Balzac’s cafés are the Distillery District and Junction locations because they’re so dang beautiful.

Balzac's Coffee in Toronto's Distillery District

Take note that you can only take phone photos at the Distillery location as they require a photography permit if you bring your camera!

If you’re looking for more cool spots in the neighbourhood, I’ve got blog posts on things to do in the Distillery District and the best Distillery District restaurants!

LOCATION: Various locations


Cute & Instagrammable cafés in Toronto:

  1. Rustle & Still Café
  2. Forget Me Not Café
  3. Nutbar
  4. The Library Specialty Coffee
  5. Boxcar Social
  6. Dineen Outpost
  7. Rooster Coffee House
  8. Versus Coffee
  9. Voodoo Child Espresso & Cocktail Bar
  10. Sud Forno
  11. Maman Toronto
  12. FIKA Café
  13. Strange Love Coffee
  14. Tertulia
  15. Jimmy’s Coffee
  16. Sam James Coffee Bar
  17. Balzac’s

It’s no surprise that Toronto’s got such a great coffee scene!

Whether you’re into pretty interiors or strong brews, you’ll definitely enjoy visiting one of these adorable and Instagrammable cafés in Toronto.

Plus, there are always cute and new Instagrammable cafés opening up in Toronto!

Are there any other cute and Instagram-worthy Toronto coffee shops I missed? Have you been to any of these Instagrammable cafés in Toronto? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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