Downtown Toronto is generally known for its small and aesthetically pleasing cafes and coffee shops. Apart from the delectable goods that these spots offer, they are also the perfect environment for studying, doing office work, and creating Instagram content! From minimalistic interiors to flat-lay worthy treats, these hidden gems scattered throughout the city are highly sought upon by emerging bloggers and foodies in the city. Check out this amazing list of ten of the best picturesque cafes in Toronto that will surely inspire anyone to step up their Instagram game!
1. Dineen Coffee Co.
One of the busiest cafes on Yonge St., this historic spot has never been a let down to photographers and bloggers. From its one of a kind chandelier to the bold patterned floor, every corner of this coffee shop is practically picture worthy. They also make some of the prettiest lattes in the city!
2. Dineen Outpost
Compared to its sibling cafe in the heart of downtown, this spot has a more rustic vibe and actually serves alcoholic beverages! However, the spacious yet intimate setting of the cafe still makes it appropriate for work or study space.
The inspiration behind this cute cafe originates from Sweden and its name is actually a Swedish word that means coffee or tea with buns or biscuits. Popular amongst students, the spot serves a great selection of quick bites including sandwiches and pastries. Though, the main highlight of this place is its collaged book wall, which is an excellent backdrop for your Instagram content.
4. Hopper Coffee
If you love pop art, then this may easily become one of your go to spots. Located in the Kensington market, Hopper Coffee fully embodies the indie coffee shop movement with an interior decorated with the owners’ art works as well as a unique menu selection.
5. Reunion Island
This coffee spot is well-known in the city but what is even more well-known is their hexagonal tile floor. Regarded as one of the most “instagrammed” cafes in Toronto, bloggers and photographers would literally spend significant time trying to capture the perfect shot of the tiling that spells out “coffee” along with their favourite hot beverage.
6. Safehouse Coffee
Safehouse Coffee be considered as the Instagram sibling of the above coffee shop. Instead of “coffee”, theirs spell out “hi”, also in the same type of flooring. I guess tying floor tiles with coffee is a good marketing scheme, don’t you think?
When it comes to heightened modern design, this coffee spot definitely takes the cake. Located in Corktown, the star of its interior is the wooden shelf of the coffee bar that extends up to the ceiling. It’s the perfect shot to add to your architecture based Instagram feed!
8. Forget Me Not
Half coffee shop, half gift emporium, this spot is known for its specialty drinks including Nutella Latte and Toasted Almond Latte. For Instagram addicts, this is the perfect place to obtain shots of monotone and minimalist elements.
From the office to southern France, this popular coffee spot is located in the midst of the financial domain . Known for their patterned coffee cups and rustic interior, the crowd here is a large mix of cute guys in suits as well as influencers. Also, don’t forget to try their famous chocolate chip cookie!
10. Early Bird
Well-known for their pretty courses, this spot on Queen Street West is highly visited by breakfast enthusiasts. Apart from the scrumptious food options, Early Bird’s interior is also “insta worthy” because of the industrial vibe it emits from the exposed white brick wall and lighting.