Whether it’s sipped from a hipster-perfect stubby bottle, spouted from a Nitro tap system or just poured into a plain ol’ glass, cold brew coffee has officially taken Toronto by storm. In addition to the majority of Toronto juice bars serving up the sumptuous spin on the iced coffee, these home-brewed (high five) cafés and coffee houses will set you up with a chilled glass of the gourmet coffee drink.
Ugh. It’s the middle of the month and you’re already behind in paying the bills. Money’s tight and so eating out is not in the cards. Or so you thought. These five lifesavers dish out fantastic fare at such a reasonable price, you can stop worrying about your finances and enjoy a great meal. Who says inexpensive food has to be boring?
Toronto is a heavily caffeinated city. We like coffee no matter what time, day or night. Here are my top five picks for a cup of joe around town:
The verdict is in: Toronto has gone crazy for kombucha. The fermented tea drink is great for detoxification, immune system boosting, and digestion and has the sweet, carbonated taste of an all-natural soda or happy hour mocktail. So naturally, we’ve rounded up the top places to pick up some that are all locally made in the 6. [Feature image: Antivice Juicery]
Toronto is home to tons of cafés that inspire with their contemporary spaces and nutrient-rich menus (read: smoothies, cold-pressed juices, power bowls that are guaranteed to leave you feeling energized and satisfied). Each of these restaurants and cafés feature farm-fresh organic ingredients prepared in ways that will make you wonder how you ever thought vegetables were boring. [Image credit: iStock.com/Leonardo Patrizi]
Looking for a quick bite between classes or a hearty meal at the end of a long day? These inexpensive hotspots around Ryerson University in the heart of downtown Toronto are perfect for students on a budget and general city-slickers alike. [Image credit: iStock.com/oneinchpunch] 
Trinity Bellwoods is one of Toronto’s top spots to soak in the sun all summer long, not to mention one of best beaten paths for dog owners during winter, spring and fall. Whether catching a match of tennis or lounging in the dog bowl, activities always go better with a good cup of joe. The following is a list of the best close-by cafés and coffee shops to keep you peppy all day long. [Featured image: The Tampered Press]
There’s nothing that beats hunkering down with a hot cup of joe at one of Toronto’s many quirky cafés. But when the weather’s warm, switch that steaming mug for a latte on ice, and find a seat at one of the city’s café patios, for a perfect, caffeinated day in the sun. [Image credit: iStock.com/Jacob Ammentorp Lund]
Move over caffeine and say hello to sweet, colourful, energy-boosting juice. Whether you’ve decided it’s time for a cleanse or you’re simply hooked on the limitless fruity elixirs nature has to offer, cold-pressed juice is the organic solution to your afternoon crash. Best of all, these healthy spots  in Toronto will deliver your daily or weekly supply of juice right to your door. [Feature image: Anti Vice Juicery]
An oasis tucked away from the busy din of its surrounding streets, the St. George campus of the University of Toronto offers an easy excuse to while away a day admiring its stately green spaces and age-old architecture. You’ll also find some of the city’s most charming cafés in the area, perfect for a study session (Wifi included), some pre-class reading or a caffeinated catch-up with a pal. [Image credit: iStock.com/SolStock]
Coffee and booze, perhaps the fluids most essential for getting through life in the 6. There’s plenty of hybrid cafés in Toronto offering both of civilization’s most coveted elixirs. After perusing the best licenced cafés to find the two together, they will be inseparable for any connoisseur, prompting the use of either a hip flask or a hip thermos. [Image credit: iStock.com/SrdjanPav]
Downton Abbey may have made having high tea all the rage, but you don’t have to dress like Countess Violet to tuck in for some creamy Earl Grey. There are plenty of cafés, shops, and restaurants across Toronto that are offering casual high tea experiences that are just as scrumptious as their fancier counterparts. Here are some places you can sip without having to put your pinkie up!
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