What’s better than your morning caffeine hit? An atmospheric coffee shop practically made for Instagram snaps to go with it. Here, we’ve rounded up the most picture-perfect cafés in Toronto—highly considered spaces that also house some of the city’s best cups.




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You won’t find flashy, Insta-baity décor at Milou—the Dundas West staple is more subtle than that. Instead, the space is imbued with Hemingway-era Parisian charm. Grab a seat at one of the sweet bistro sets out front, or slide into one of the wooden banquettes before an almond croissant and a cortado to capture the ideal shot.

1375 Dundas St. W., @milou.to

NEO Coffee Bar


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The city’s most dedicated matcha enthusiasts are regulars of NEO, a contemporary Japanese café near St. Lawrence Market. Aside from their Kyoto-sourced green tea lattés and “special occasion” strawberry shortcakes (trust us, you gotta see one), NEO’s industrial-meets-modern interiors are totally worth a visit (and a feed-worthy snap).

161 Frederick St., neocoffeebar.com

Dineen Outpost


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Aesthetically driven east-enders head to Dineen Outpost for lattés with a side of idyllic atmosphere: a pink-dotted palette, petal-like vintage chandeliers, plus exposed walls made from concrete. Witnessed under swathes of long, afternoon shadows, it’s the kind of place that feels utterly romantic in the everyday sense.

1042 Gerrard St. E., dineencoffee.com 

Rooster Coffee House


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All it takes is one beautiful corner bathed in floor-to-ceiling sunlight to turn a café into a destination. (That, and a damn good cup of brew, of course.) The original Rooster Coffee House on Broadview is such a place. Pull up a stool at their windowfront bar and make a backdrop out of the subway tile and old-timey photographs.

479 Broadview Ave., roostercoffeehouse.com 

Milky’s Cloud Room


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Modern minimalism always makes for captivating photos—ask any social media maven. It’s just one reason you should stop by Milky’s Cloud Room, a “slow coffee” room located in Stackt Market. Pick up a seasonal bev—we love the Thai hot tea—and take in the serene beauty: travertine walls, herringbone floors and miniature fibre-optic counter lights dotting the counter.

28 Bathurst St., milkys.ca