Toronto coffee shops that serve warm & festive vibes

Toronto coffee shops that serve warm & festive vibes

You know that warm, homey feeling you get when the city is decked out in holiday decor, you hear the faint sound of slow Christmas jazz and you’re all bundled up to face the cold? No? Just us? Well, there are a few cozy coffee shops in Toronto that offer that experience and will leave you wishing Christmas was every day.

And since we are just DAYS away from the most festive time of the year, there’s no better time than now to check out these local cafes.

Snug, comfortable, welcoming, and pleasant – Toronto’s coziest coffee shops capture it all through their interior design down to their hot drinks and treats.

Warm inside and out! And with the holidays, they’re pretty festive whether it be through decor or special menus.

They’re giving that… je ne sais quoi.

It’s just a feeling but you’ll know once you step foot into one of these cafes. Dress up and dress for comfort because you’ll definitely be staying awhile.

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Here’s a list of the warmest, coziest, and most festive cafes in Toronto:

Balzac’s Distillery District

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-story Grand Parisian-style café.

Whether you sit inside or outside, you’ll get to enjoy a seriously dreamy and festive atmosphere while you sip your coffee and enjoy working with a view.

Stop by and enjoy their winter menu which includes Oat Cookie Latte, Cinnamon Drizzle Latte, Cafe Nordique, and White Chocolate Hazelnut Latte.

Come for the drinks, stay for the cozy and holiday vibes.

When: Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 8 PM
Where
: 1 Trinity Street

Postman Waffles

To find Postman Waffles, you’ll have to go on a short adventure down an alleyway. As the Postman Waffles team describes it, if you’re coming from Yonge and Eglinton Station, head north on Yonge. If you see the Jollibee on the corner, you’re almost there. Keep on walking north until you see an alleyway to your right. Head on in there and you’ll find Postman Waffles, sweet treats, and all.

For the holiday season, they’re serving up special edition waffles and decadent hot chocolate.

When: The alleyway along 2409 Yonge St
Where: 
2409 Yonge St

Hale Coffee Company

Celebrate the holiday season at Hale Coffee Company with a delicious Ferrero Roche latte. This is a perfect spot if you’re looking for a coffee shop to work from and bask in the Christmas spirit.

Where: Hours vary depending on location
Where:
175 Bloor Street E, 2149 Yonge Street, 1655 Dupont Street, 100 City Centre Drive, & 300 Campbell Avenue.

Found Coffee

We’re dreaming of a… PINK Christmas? Well, Toronto’s Found Coffee is, at least. This cozy nook of a cafe offers the warmest vibes while you sip away on specialty Australian coffee.

This Australian coffee house 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.

When: Bellwoods: Monday to Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM // College: Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM, Saturday & Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM
Where:
 324 College Street & 189 Shaw Street

Dineen Coffee Outpost

Eastenders, here’s a spot you need to check out if you haven’t already. Dineen Coffee Co. has a couple of spots in the city but its outpost is by far one of the best, especially when the sunsets. Views, a cozy spot, and a hot cup of coffee in your hand as you watch the snow trickle down. Nothing beats that!

When: Weekdays from 7:30 AM to 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 6 PM
Where: 1042 Gerrard Street E

Goldstruck Coffee

A coffee shop vibe just hits different when it’s cold outdoors and toasty inside. Goldstruck Coffee has really struck gold with its cafe. It’s designed to offer customers a relaxed and cozy experience once they walk through the doors. They have a special holiday menu too which includes drinks like White chocolate Matcha latte, White chocolate Mocha, White chocolate Mint Mocha, Macadamia white chocolate, and White Mint chocolate. Now that’s Christmas in a cup!

When: Mon to Friday from 7 AM to 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 9 PM
Where: 130 Cumberland St

San Remo Bakery

Though not simply a cafe, this beloved bakery offers delicious holiday treats AND hot drinks. They go all out for the holidays so even if you’re in the shop for a short while, you’ll definitely feel the Christmas spirit.

When: Coffee/Gelato Window open on Mondays from 8 AM to 4 PM. Cafe open for walk-in Tuesday to Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM
Where: 374 Royal York Rd