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19 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Coffee Shops

19 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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Cute cafés in Toronto


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 Café, 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.

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.

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

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LOCATION: 605 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON

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Forget Me Not Cafe, Toronto

Forget Me Not Café

Forget Me Not is a Korean-inspired café in Toronto’s King West neighbourhood, and 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.

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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!

LOCATION: 506 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, ON

Forget Me Not Cafe, Toronto

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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, located right next to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

They serve up espresso-based drinks and pour-over coffees in a gorgeous minimalist space, complete with concrete floors and subway tiles.

It’s such a beautiful and underrated coffee shop here in Toronto!

There’s very minimal seating inside the café, so obviously don’t take up space for too long.

LOCATION: 281 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Boxcar Social Harbourfront, Toronto
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Boxcar Social

Boxcar Social has locations all over Toronto, but their Harbourfront location is definitely my go-to café.

The space is huge, so you’ll pretty much always get a seat, and the dark, woody interior is gorgeous!

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

If you’re craving a bite to eat, the avocado toast here is also worth a try.

Boxcar Social Harbourfront, Toronto

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in the area, I’ve got a blog post all about the best things to do at the Harbourfront.

I’ve also got a blog post all about the best Harbourfront restaurants!

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!

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It’s located right by the Financial District, so it’s very close to downtown.

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

LOCATION: 70 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, ON


Sorry Coffee, Toronto

Sorry Coffee Co

Sorry Coffee Co is teeny tiny, but it’s still a super cute spot and one of the most Instagrammable cafés in Toronto.

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It’s located in the Yorkville neighbourhood, and it gets pretty busy inside the café.

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If you manage to get a seat, Sorry is a pleasant spot to get some work done or catch up with a friend.

If you’re hoping to get Instagram photos without people in them, stay awhile and be patient!

Just try not to hog up the small amount of seating here.

LOCATION: 102 Bloor St. West, 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.

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

LOCATION: 388 College St, Toronto, ON


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Early Bird Coffee + Kitchen

Early Bird is one of the cutest cafés in Toronto, and their Queen West location gets packed pretty quickly.

They’re also not the biggest fans of people who camp out on their laptops all day, and I think they even have a one hour seating limit for guests.

They’ve got colourful lattes that’ll look great on the ‘Gram, including their blue matcha drink.

Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen, Toronto

Early Bird also has a secret patio out back with pink walls and green plants, which seemingly a lot of people don’t really know about!

Of course, the patio is only open during the summertime.

LOCATION: 613 Queen St. West, 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.

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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 Coffee

If you want even more colourful lattes, you’ll want to stop by Strange Love Coffee.

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

Their outdoor mural is one of the coolest things about Strange Love Coffee’s King & Spadina café.

They’ve also got 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 Coffee in Toronto's Distillery District

Balzac’s

Balzac’s is another local coffee chain with locations all across Ontario.

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

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. Sorry Coffee Co
  10. Voodoo Child Espresso & Cocktail Bar
  11. Early Bird Coffee + Kitchen
  12. Sud Forno
  13. Maman Toronto
  14. FIKA Café
  15. Strange Love Coffee
  16. Tertulia
  17. Jimmy’s Coffee
  18. Sam James Coffee Bar
  19. 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!

If you’re looking for fun tours and activities to try in Toronto, check out this Kensington Market food tour or this St. Lawrence Market food tour!

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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