Map Out Your Coffee Breaks

When it comes to coffee shops, Toronto does not mess around. The same is certainly true of Bloor-Yorkville, which is home to several unique caffeinated hotspots. From beetroot lattes to oat milk and even cayenne-based coffee, there’s no shortage of high-quality options.

In true Bloor-Yorkville fashion, the locations are as unique as the drinks served; one shop might be tucked away inside a boutique, while another might transport you on a trip to Paris! You never know what you might find, but to help you plan your caffeine stops, we’ve rounded up a few unique options throughout the neighbourhood whether you’re on-the-move or hoping to spend some time unwinding from your day.

Hot Black Coffee
15 Charles Street East

Hot Black Coffee

Tucked in at the Anndore House Hotel is Hot Black Coffee, a favourite among Toronto’s caffeine aficionados! Their teams are led by Momi, a National competition barista and their mission is to provide consistently world-class coffee and innovative drinks. In addition to their top-notch beverages and small snacks, Hot Black prides itself on being a friendly place with “sincere professional service.” They also give back to the community supporting several causes including the David Suzuki Foundation, Gilda’s Club Toronto, OCAD University, and many others. Additionally, at the Anndore House location, you can find a curated selection of wines that you won’t be able to find elsewhere!

Mos Mos Coffee
33 Bloor Street East

A great option for busy mornings. Situated at 33 Bloor East, near the Bloor and Yonge subway, Mos Mos aims to simplify stressful city mornings with the perfect cup of brewed coffee. Swing by on your through the area for a drip coffee (their “claim to fame!”) or try something a little more decadent such as a Tiramisu Latte.

Coco Espresso Bar
29 Bellair Street

A traditional Southern Italian coffee shop at its finest! Coco is a family-run business “rich in coffee tradition” offering the highest-quality beverages and a variety of traditional baked goods from a secret family recipe! With a large indoor space and outdoor tables, Coco inspires one to indulge in a relaxed time-out from the usual daily activities, creating the experience of a relaxed European cafe.

A-OK Cafe
50 Bloor Street West

Thanks to A-OK, you’ll never be stranded shopping without snacks again! Located at the Aritzia flagship on Bloor Street, A-OK offers top-tier espresso-based drinks, teas, and cold beverages along with a variety of freshly baked pastries. The cozy seats provide refuge whether you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped or want to catch up with friends before a day out in the neighbourhood.

Delysees
161 Yorkville Avenue

Delysees

For an extra-special coffee date, consider Delysees for espresso and an exquisite French pastry! Whether joining a friend or simply treating yourself, Delysees offers incredible desserts including aforementioned French pastries, Macarons, Eclairs, classic baked goods, and more. They also offer modern gluten-free and vegan desserts so those with dietary restrictions need not miss out! Pair with one of their fancy teas or espresso-based drinks and enjoy the glamorous decor for a sweet Parisian-inspired escape.

Goldstruck
130 Cumberland Street

Not only does Goldstruck provide space for those looking to get some work done, but there’s always a rotation of fresh-baked cookies and croissants coming out of the oven. If that’s not enough, the organic espresso beans are selected from small farms and cooperatives with no coffee bean left in store for more than 72 hours. Try the signature Cayenne Latte for an extra mid-day kick!

Dark Horse Espresso at Indigo
55 Bloor Street West, Manulife Centre

Dark Horse Espresso

This fantastic partnership between Indigo and Dark Horse Espresso brings the local coffee chain to Bloor Yorkville. Located on the concourse level of Indigo, guests can stop by Dark Horse for a warm drink and snack before browsing books and home goods upstairs. This location features unique goods not found at the other Dark Horse outposts, and is also licensed for an after-work glass of vino!

Jacked Up
18 Hazelton Avenue (Yorkville Village)

Formerly known for their bright blue coffee truck, Jacked Up traded in for an indoor kiosk at Yorkville Village. Located just inside the Hazelton Avenue entrance, you’ll their enthusiastic team ready to welcome you. Consider trying out a “Flat White,” a personal favourite of the owner. Open until 3pm daily, Jacked Up is a great work day pick-me-up.

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