Best Restaurants for Coffee & Espresso in Toronto

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:

Si Espresso Bar

748 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2P1

Just down Broadview a bit is Si. This teeny space has a good strong cuppa with a great window for people watching. And don't let its small space fool you - it's fairly roomy inside, with lots of drink options, should you like your order a little more complex than the usual offerings.

Broadview Espresso


What is it about Broadview? Is there something in the water? Just south of the other two above, across from Riverdale Park, lays one of the best views of the city line and a great cup of thick, strong java. A little front patio means that you can spend the summer outdoors and their second location on King St. E. offers more of a downtown vibe, but with the same great coffee.

Sam James Coffee Bar

297 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M6G 1G7

The new location of Sam James at the corner of Queen and Ossington is so sexy, you should go check it out whether you like coffee or not. Of course, the coffee should be the reason for your visit. But with its sky-high ceiling, black-and-white interior and handmade steel bar by artist Jeremy Jansen, you’ll feel like you've been to a New York gallery. With a great cup of coffee as a bonus.

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