Toronto coffee shops worthy of a study session

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.

Early Bird Espresso And Brew Bar

613 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7

Queen West’s Early Bird Espresso has all the tools to craft your favourite brew. Whether pour over, cold drip or espresso is your choice, these baristas have got what you want. Offering Wi-Fi along with innovative machinery, this café is all about the technology.

Manic Coffee

426 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T3

Since 2007, this College Street café, just down the street from the University of Toronto, has been serving up some of the greatest lattes North of Queen St. Enjoy the Wi-Fi with a scone, muffin, or even gelato. The space is quiet enough to get in some deep thinking.

Dark Horse Espresso Bar

630 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G3

The communal tables are often filled with hipsters who range from students to freelancers. This café works to improve Toronto’s coffee scene with delicious artisan espresso drinks, French press coffee and free Wi-Fi. With four locations to choose from, you can find a seat and study for hours.

Balzac's Coffee Roastery

55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

One of Toronto’s iconic cafés boasts micro-roasted Arabica beans, across its multiple locations. Perfect for students who both love coffee and are looking to study in style, Balzac’s Ryerson University shop is located in the Image Arts Building, right on campus.

You can time the seasons by iced coffee: when it appears on the menu, you know warm weather is here, and when it disappears, you know summer is over. It's the perfect way to keep cool, and on top of your calendar. And here in Québec City, you'll find no shortage of options for this delicious drink.
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.
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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