With the weather getting warmer and our city returning to its normal vibrant self, now’s the perfect time explore to the many picturesque cafes in Toronto that you’ve been meaning to check out. Tempting as it may be to stay in your PJs on the couch, these coffee shops are totally worth putting on pants for. Between the dreamy atmosphere, scenic views, delicious coffee, and fresh pastries, it’s time to say hello to everything your 9 to 5 has been missing.

Here are 11 Toronto cafes with gorgeous views to work remotely at this spring.

Found Coffee


Toronto’s very own Australian coffee house now has two locations, one on College St and the other across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. The College location easily has one of the most gorgeous back patios of any cafe in the city, complete with exposed brick, twinkling lights, and comfy seating options. The adorable Bellwoods location has seating in front of the window where you can face the park. Order yourself some specialty Australian coffee, a delicious slice of avo toast, and soak up the dreamy atmosphere.

Where: 324 College St & 189 Shaw St

AM Coffee Studio

 

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Not only does this dreamy Dundas West cafe have an atmosphere you’ll want to spend all day in, but it also has a zen room with cozy floor seating where you can relax, meditate, journal, read, or do any activity that nourishes your soul every Friday to Sunday. AM Coffee Studio has a menu of delicious treats to pair with your coffee and a flower bar where you can create your own bouquet before you leave.

Where: 2233 Dundas St W

Pasaj 

 

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You’ll find this breathtaking Istanbul-inspired bakery and brunch cafe in the heart of Leslieville. The high ceilings and large windows give Pasaj a spacious feel and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Turkey through its food and design. Everything on the menu is made in house, from scratch — the perfect setting for an afternoon of working remotely with a lunch break to enjoy some bites and the view.

Where: 1100 Queen St E

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Rooster Coffee House

 

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The specialty bakers at Rooster Coffee House are among the best in the city, so bring your appetite. Every treat pairs perfectly with their menu of single-origin brew beverages. Plus, the picturesque patio can’t be beaten and you’ll fall in love with the cafe’s unique interior design and decor.

Where: 479 Broadview Ave

Boxcar Social Harbourfront


This diverse cafe has multiple locations around the city, but the Harbourfront cafe is described as the most amibitious. It has seating for over 200 people and unparalleled views of Lake Ontario. In addition to the full coffee program, it also serves a full lunch and dinner menu and world-class wines, craft beer and whiskies. Not only will you want to make this your 9-to-5 spot, but your 5-to-9 one too.

Where: 235 Queens Quay W

Cafe Pamenar

 

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A true hidden gem in the heart of Kesington Market, Cafe Pamenar is a coffee shop, bar, and local hangout with a lush back patio tucked away from the busy city. Pull up a chair under the shade of a tree in the summer or enjoy the view from a table by the window. Plus, the lattes and bakery treats are to die for.

Where: 307 Augusta Ave

FIKA Cafe

 

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You’ve probably seen FIKA Cafe’s turquoise brick exterior in Kensington Market and in the warmer months, there’s both a front and back patio to choose from. This Swedish-inspired cafe is known for its delicious Semla buns and other Swedish treats. The back patio provides a peaceful and picturesque escape, where you can get some work done with a coffee and delicious pastry.

Where: 28 Kensington Ave

Balzac’s Distillery District

 

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This Balzac’s cafe in the heart of the Distillery District features exquisite Victorian Industrial architecture, transforming the former 1895 Pump House into a two storey Grand Parisian style café.

Whether you’re sitting on the cobblestone patio or indoors surrounded by exposed brick and unique decor, you’ll get to enjoy a seriously dreamy atmosphere while you sip your coffee and do some remote work with a view.

Where: 1 Trinity St

Dineen Outpost


Dineen Coffee Co. has multiple locations around the city, but Dineen Outpost is one of the prettiest. Located on Gerrard St East, you’ll be stunned by the cafe’s gorgeous interior, complete with pink marble tables, pink leather booths, and a white picket fence patio with pink umbrellas. Not to mention delicious cups of coffee.

Where: 1042 Gerrard St E

Cafe23

 

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Care for some award-winning butter tarts and a latte on a dreamy twinkling garden patio? This Queen West spot has you covered! This spot is a popular one among locals, including Shawn Mendes. The back patio feels like a little escape right in the middle of the city and if you want to keep the peaceful vibes going, you can take your coffee to go and head to Trinity Bellwoods right next door.

Where: 728 Queen St W

Maman

This NYC-based French cafe is beautiful both inside and out. The patio is equipped with gorgeous striped umbrellas and the interior is all white walls, flowers, and adorable decorative touches. Treat yourself to a flaky croissant or if you’re hungry enough, a hearty brunch spread or delicious sandwich.

Where: 100 King St W, Upper Level