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7 Best Coffee Shops in Toronto’s Kensington Market

7 Best Coffee Shops in Toronto’s Kensington Market

On the hunt for the best coffee shops in Kensington Market to visit?

Kensington Market is one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in all of Toronto, and it’s such a fun and vibrant area to explore.

There are so many fun things to do in Kensington Market – it’s actually one of my favourite areas to go vintage shopping!

If you’re looking for a quick coffee break in the midst of all your exploring, there are plenty of adorable cafés in the Kensington Market neighbourhood.

If you love coffee, you can even go café hopping at all the different coffee shops!

Here are some of the top Kensington Market coffee shops you absolutely must visit in Toronto.

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Best coffee shops in Kensington Market

Jimmy's Coffee, Toronto

Jimmy’s Coffee

Jimmy’s is an iconic Toronto coffee chain known for their yellow cup lids.

They serve up locally-roasted coffee in traditional Italian style, and it’s some of the best in the city.

They’ve got a unique mix of industrial and vintage decor in their Kensington Market café, and they’ve even got an expansive patio out back with plenty of greenery.

They also now have an app where you can earn points towards rewards, kinda like the Starbucks app!

LOCATION: 191 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON

FIKA Cafe, Toronto


FIKA is probably most known for their Instagrammable book wall, but they’ve also got fantastic coffee drinks.

They serve up coffee from small-batch Canadian and international roasteries, as well as delicious house-made pastries.

FIKA Cafe in Kensington Market, Toronto

“Fika” is a Swedish term for “coffee break”, and FIKA Café is the perfect spot for quick or long coffee breaks!

FIKA Cafe in Kensington Market, Toronto

You’ll find them in the cute teal house on Kensington Avenue.

They’re currently only available for takeout, but be sure to pay a visit once the café is open for dining in!

LOCATION: 28 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON

Little Pebbles bakery in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood

Little Pebbles

Little Pebbles is an artisanal bakery and café that serves up Asian-inspired drinks and French-inspired Japanese desserts.

They serve coffee from local roaster De Mello Palheta, and they source high-quality Asian ingredients like black sesame, matcha, and hojicha from Japan.

Little Pebbles bakery in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood
The Crème Brûlée Latte and Matcha Tiramisu Latte.

Grab one of their amazing freshly-baked treats to enjoy with fun creations like their Black Sesame Latte, Matcha Tiramisu Latte, or Crème Brûlée Latte!

If you’re a croissant lover, you’ll definitely want to peep out their endless selection of Asian-inspired croissants, including their epic Croissant Cubes, Supreme Croissants, and Croffles.

Little Pebbles bakery in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood

There is limited seating in the café if you’re looking to dine in, and the decor is super cute.

You can find Little Pebbles right in the hip Kensington Market neighbourhood!

LOCATION: 160 Baldwin St #8, Toronto, ON

Vietnamese Egg Coffee from Coffee Dak Lak at Pacific Mall in Markham, Ontario

Coffee Dak Lak

Coffee Dak Lak is an amazing Vietnamese café in Toronto that serves up authentic Viet coffee and bites.

You’ve probably had Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk, but have you tried Egg Coffee?

Egg coffee is a Vietnamese specialty made with espresso and topped with custard (egg yolk and sweetened condensed milk), and definitely a must-try if you’ve got a sweet tooth.

You can choose from an extensive list of Asian-inspired tea and coffee drinks that you won’t find anywhere else in Toronto, and even enjoy a banh mi alongside it!

Their downtown location is near Kensington Market, and it’s actually their second location, with their first being in Pacific Mall.

LOCATION: 283 College St, Toronto, ON

Voodoo Child Café in Toronto

Voodoo Child

Café by day and cocktail bar by night, Voodoo Child is a cool spot near Kensington Market.

This quaint little coffee shop and bar features chic wood details, perfect for all the rustic vibes.

They serve coffee from local roasters including De Mello Pahleta, and they host different food popups in their space on weekends.

You can also get your espresso in a cool skull glass!

LOCATION: 388 College St, Toronto, ON

Found Coffee

Found is also located just outside of Kensington Market, and they’ve got a super cute space.

They’ve got an extensive list of coffee and tea on the menu, and all of their coffee is organic and ethically-sourced.

If you’re also looking for a bite, they’ve got a small selection of drool-worthy toasts and oats!

The front of their café is adorable, the interior of their café is adorable, and their back patio is adorable.

LOCATION: 324 College St, Toronto, ON

Moonbean Coffee Company

Moonbean is a small-batch coffee roaster and café in Kensington Market, and they roast all their coffee in-house.

You’ll find a selection of fairtrade organic, direct trade, and seasonal coffees, and they even announce their roasting days on their website!

They have a limited amount of seating inside the café, but they have both front and back patios during the summer months!

LOCATION: 30 St Andrew St, Toronto, ON

Best coffee shops in Kensington Market:

  1. Jimmy’s Coffee
  2. FIKA Café
  3. Little Pebbles
  4. Coffee Dak Lak
  5. Voodoo Child
  6. Found Coffee
  7. Moonbean Coffee Company

These were some of the best cafés and coffee shops to visit in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood!

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