Coffee shops on the Danforth for a hot or cold brew

With all the wonderful restaurants and cafes along Danforth Avenue, the best neighbourhood can sometimes get overlooked. Skip the obvious and try something new. Check out these local Danforth coffee shops to see what you’ve been missing.

Red Rocket Coffee

1364 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1M9

Partnered with Reunion Island Coffee, Red Rocket features fair trade organic, Rainforest Alliance and Direct Trade Beans. Sandwiches, salads, frozen lattes and hot coffee are just four of the reasons to stop into Red Rocket. If you can’t get to the shop, the vast array of catering options will sustain your friends or co-workers during those long hours spent studying or working.

Marvel Coffee Company

990 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9

Baked goods and gourmet sandwiches are two superpowers the Marvel has mastered. Hop off at the Donlands Subway Station for a quick coffee to go, or sit and enjoy the 1950s Rocketeer motif with a tasty strudel in hand. Try a fruit juice smoothie or coconut water when not in the mood for Joe.

Cafe Frappe

519 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P5

Another Greek invention, a frappe is a foam-covered, iced coffee drink that comes in a plethora of tasty varieties. True to its name, Café Frappe serves delicious iced coffee along with lovingly prepared food. Try the chicken rubbed with thyme for dinner, or just meet up with friends before hitting the local clubs. Located at the corner of Fenwick and Danforth, Café Frappe is hard to miss.

Mocha Mocha

489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P5

Whatever your immediate thirst is for, Mocha Mocha will quench it. From espresso to fresh-squeezed orange juice to wine, stay for a beverage and order some food. Their blend of Croatian, Peruvian and Japanese influences makes for a menu that will leave your mind impressed and your tongue aquiver. Wildly popular at all meal times, you’ll have to arrive early to find seating for all your friends.

Sumach Espresso

817 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2P9

What was once home to a decrepit storefront is now happily converted into a joyful coffee shop, just off the Danforth strip. A bright new entrance, wonderful ambience and deep comfy chairs invite you to stay awhile and gawk at the amazing transformation. Hit up the homemade baked goods by Boy Oh Boy bakery.

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