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Guide: 9 of the coziest coffee shops in Toronto

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It’s winter, it’s finals season, it’s time to curl up in one of the coziest coffee shops in Toronto. Trust us, there’s nothing a warm cup and some on-point ambiance can’t fix! We’ve picked out some of the cutest coffee shops in Toronto so you can find the best spot to dive into the books or kick back in. Go get cozy, little friend. You deserve it!


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This is the definition of a cozy spot. Warm lighting, bricks, and a deep wooden counter inspire the winter hibernation we’ve been craving. Spend the arvo there, or the morvo, or the nightvo, or whatever the Australians call it!

Where: 17 Gristmill Ln


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From the wall of open books to the cozy grey sofa chairs, this is the perfect spot to cuddle up and study. The books might even inspire you a bit! Grab one of their famous hot chocolates and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon.

Where: 28 Kensington Ave


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The name might give you some secondhand stress, but if you need to think about finals anywhere, this isn’t a bad place to do it. Teeming with plants and full of natural light, it kinda feels like a cozy greenhouse, perfect for cooler days.

Where: 622 College St



This cozy cafe has more style than we could ever hope for. You’ll notice the vintage coffee machines, which actually aren’t just for show. A road bike hangs from the roof, and a patterned ceiling sets off the glossy black tile counter. It’ll make you feel like a total hipster, and the exclusive seating will make sure you’re not breathing too many other people’s air.

Where: 2382 St Clair Ave W


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At Maderas Cafe, the coffee comes straight from the family farm in Colombia. Grab a cup and settle down at the wooden counter. The shop itself is eclectic yet super-homey, with all the lattes and snacks you could need for an afternoon! Finally, the dark metal roof and gentle lighting make it even easier on the eyes.

Where: 456 Ossington Ave



The Social Blend is perfect if you’re not a huge fan of the squished coffee shop feeling. This place has room to spread, while still having an interior perfect to admire while you zone out and stare at the wall between sips. The coffee’s excellent, the snacks are perfect, and the soft light on that industrial decor will make you want to stay awhile. What more could ya need? Other than 10 more macarons, that is.

Where: 130 Eglinton Ave E



At Another Land, the owners just want to make you happy. They do this through drinks and carefully crafted toasts, which is exactly what we need 100% of the time. The cheery, minimal decor makes it a perfect spot to set up shop for a while.

Where: 4714 Yonge St, North York


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You might not think to grab a cocktail, caffeinate, and get a start on your term paper in the same place. Well, we’re killing three birds with one stone here! This hybrid cafe is known for a few things, like the bright decor and the avocado toast. High ceilings, natural light, and a smattering of plants make this an ideal hangout spot.

Where: 70 Adelaide St E



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This place combines brick walls, wooden countertops, and sofas squishier than… what’s a good squishy thing? A jellyfish? The point is, it’s a perfectly cozy spot to spend an afternoon.

Where: 25 Carlton St

So many great coffee shops in Toronto, so little time. Kidding, you’ve got the entire winter to make use of ’em!