Secure your java fix at these coffee shops in the Beaches

The quaint and popular Beaches neighbourhood offers great shopping, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and some of the best independently-owned coffee shops in Toronto. Grab an iced coffee before hitting the boardwalk or settle in with a book at any one of these local cafés.

Remarkable Bean Catering

2242 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1G2

Latte art and a great sense of humour have been welcoming customers to this family-owned coffee shop for 20 years. Fair Trade Organic beans from Africa, South America and Indonesia are roasted on-site daily by master roasters, George and Micah. Their homemade baked goods consistently draw rave reviews, so if you think you’re leaving with just a hot cup of joe, think again.

Eds Real Scoop

920 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

An affogato is a scoop of ice cream or gelato doused with a freshly-brewed shot of espresso. Take this basic recipe and choose from the 100 flavours of ice cream that Ed and his staff make from scratch. With beans freshly ground to order, your next affogato needs to be from Ed’s. It might take you a while to try all the combinations!

Oscar Coffee & Espresso

2377 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1H2

After a recent renovation, stylish and modern décor greets visitors at this coffee bar. Savour a double shot of espresso with chocolate banana bread (two layers of chocolate sandwiched between the banana bread) or a croissant danish. Baked beauties such as cakes, tarts and strudels make this an essential place to visit to satisfy both your sweet tooth and caffeine craving.

Zane Patisserie & Boulangerie

1842 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 6T3

Zane has been baking great piles of bread, croissants, quiche and more for upwards of five years. Bread and a great Americano coffee may not seem as solid a pairing as peanut butter and jam, but when the bread is a buttery croissant, it’s a match made in heaven. Grab a slice of cake, a biscotti or a baguette, if you find any left!

Tori's Bakeshop

2188 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E6

Eco-friendly, all-natural and organic, Tori’s has dairy-free, egg-free, casein (a dairy protein)-free, refined sugar-free and gluten-free options, as well as ethically-sourced coffee. Come for the baked goods and stick around for the locally-roasted Trebilcock Coffee, a welcome addition to Tori’s Bakeshop’s menu, with a similar high standard.

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As a student, it often seems like a cup of Joe, a textbook and a group of friends is the best way to buckle down to complete those study notes. Toronto, with coffee shops gracing almost every block, is no stranger to the over-caffeinated student.
Leslieville is a great little neighbourhood with a history dating back to the 1850s. Look for clues to the past while sampling the area’s best cafés and coffee shops. Chances are, one of your favourites is already on this list, along with others that might have evaded your sight.
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