Espresso Martinis are one of the most popular signature cocktails you can get. Caffeinated, frothy, and with a hint of sweetness, it’s a great option if you’re looking for a pick-me-up on a late night out.

Depending on the bar you’re at, they may differ in taste. Of course, every bartender adds their own flare, making every drink unique.

But if you’re on the hunt for the perfect Espresso Martini or would like to try one and not know where to start, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s where you can get some of the best Espresso Martinis in Toronto:

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Bar Lala


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Located within Leña Restaurant is a very special hidden bar, found on the lower level named Bar Lala. Here’s where you’ll also enjoy a delicious Espresso Martini. It’s made with Kahlúa, Smirnoff vodka, Espresso, and Espresso beans. They’re open Wednesday to Saturday from 5:30 PM til late.

Where: 176 Yonge St, Toronto

Voodoo Child Espresso & Cocktail Bar


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The ultimate Espresso Martini list is here! Voodoo Child Espresso & Cocktail specializes in our favourite cocktail so much so that they offer five different kinds. One of them, the Voodoo Style features Crystal Head Vodka, Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur, Espresso, Dark Chocolate, and Miso.

Where: 388 College Street

Lobster Burger Bar

If you’re a sucker for a sweetened coffee, check out Lobster Burger Bar’s special Espresso Martini. You can definitely taste the boldness of a classic espresso shot if that’s what you’re looking for but this cocktail is definitely on the sweeter side. You’ll find yourself ordering more than just one.

Where: 214 King St W

Snakes & Lattes


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By far one of the best spots to get a classic Espresso Martini. Snakes & Lattes definitely knows how to brew some great coffee so it only makes sense their cocktail is amazing. It’s composed of Absolut Vodka, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Espresso, and sugar. If you want to kick it up a notch, all a shot of vanilla, salted caramel, hazelnut, peppermint, or mocha for an extra $1.

Where: 489 College St., 45 Eglinton Ave E., and 600 Bloor St W

Harbour 60


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Harbour 60 is the type of restaurant you’ll go to on special occasions like a birthday or date night. But it doesn’t hurt to treat yourself to one of their cocktails at any point in the week. Although they do have a bunch of delicious options, you need to try their Espresso Martini. Of course they’re on the pricer side as this is a stake house but it’s totally worth it.

Where: 60 Harbour St

Bar St. Lo


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Espresso martinis are usually made with vodka but at Bar St. Lo, they’ve made their own special version. It’s composed of Northern Keep vodka, Kahlua, Montenegro, mezcal, and espresso. The mezcal gives it that extra kick that the espresso may be lacking. It’s a booster for sure and you may find yourself ordering more than just one.

Where: 26 Market St.

Bar Koukla


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The Ossington strip is home to some of Toronto’s best bars around. That’s where you’ll find Bar Koukla, a beloved spot known for its Aegean flavours. Not only is their menu top-notch, but so is their cocktail menu. You’ll have to try them all at some point but definitely start your night with their espresso martini.

Where: 88 Ossington Ave



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This sophisticated Yorkville restaurant is a stunning spot for your Girls Night Out plans. The interior, ambiance, and bar service stands out above them all. Whether you’re there for dining or out for drinks, try their version of the classic Espresso martini. It’s composed of Kettle One vodka, Tia Maria coffee liquor, and a shot of espresso.

Where: 131 Bloor St W 2nd Floor


King Street loves its espresso martinis and Minami knows it. They’ve created their own twist on the classic cocktail, Miso x Caramel x Espresso. It’s made of St. Remy VSOP, Briottet caramel, white miso, demerara, and espresso. It’s sweet to the point of perfection – a definite must-try.

Where: 225 King St W



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Vela’s Espresso martini is no joke. There’s a reason why this spot is one of the best restaurants to get the classic cocktail. It has the right amount of froth to espresso ratio so you’ll get the best sip every time.

Where: 90 Portland St

Melrose On Adelaide

What makes a great cocktail is one you can enjoy without grimacing. Strong yet smooth to taste, sweet and delightful! Melrose On Adelaide’s Espresso martini offers just that. You’ll want to sip on this one very slowly just so it can last you longer.

Where: 270 Adelaide St



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Not only is MARKED a great all-inclusive brunch spot, but their cocktails are also top tier. Swap out that mimosa for one of their espresso martinis. You won’t regret it.

Where: 132 John St



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Queen St is blessed with some of the best bars and restaurants in the city and Lobby is one of them. Though they have a ton of delicious cocktails, don’t skip over the espresso martini. It’s made with Beatties vodka, Kahlua, an espresso shot, cinnamon, and cocoa.