By Dana Sondak
Coffee culture in Toronto is booming.
From Thornhill’s Sorelle & Co., to Fashion District’s Quantum Coffee, there’s sure to be a coffee shop with latte art you can Instagram.
With coffee shops popping up in every area, it’s easy to find a cozy spot to have client meetings.
The benefits of having meetings outside of the office?
- You get to leave the office for a bit, giving you a break from sitting at your desk.
- Creates a comfortable space for both parties. Meeting in a public setting relaxes the meeting, and makes it easier to connect on a more personal, rather than just a professional, level.
- Coffee is always a perk.
Here are six coffee shops in Toronto and the GTA that are perfect to take your clients to while experiencing Toronto’s growing coffee scene:
1. Sorelle & Co. | Thornhill
Located in a revamped post office, this cafe is sure to bring out your inner Prince/Princess attending a tea party. The interior is decorated with sparkling round, diamond chandeliers, white couches and chairs fit for Royalty. Not only is Sorelle & Co. a worry-free* cafe with a ton of sweet treats to choose from, they also serve soup, salad, wraps and paninis.
What we recommend: Crinkle Chocolate Cookie and a Soy Milk Latte. No dairy here.
* Worry-free: They are completely gluten-free, soy-free, sesame-free, nut-free, preservative-free and vegan.
Click here for more on Sorelle & Co.
2. Rooster Coffee House | King St. East
With it’s laid back, hipster vibes and comfy couches, Rooster Coffee House is the place to take your chill clients. The staff is super friendly, the latte art is always on point (and delicious), and their baked goods are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Because you can’t have coffee without a cookie, right?
What we recommend: any latte. Let them amaze you with their latte art skills.
Click here for more on Rooster Coffee House.
3. Dineen Coffee Co. | Financial District
Located walking distance from Union, King, and Queen subway stops, Dineen Coffee Co. is a convenient spot for meetings. It’s impressive size compared to most Downtown Toronto coffee shops with lots of seating adds to the great atmosphere. There may be peak hours but you’re sure to find a quiet spot to sit and chat with your client or co-worker.
What we recommend: The Temperance Espresso Blend, and a fruit and yogurt parfait.
Click here for more on Dineen Coffee Co.
4. Cafe Neon | Queen St. West
This Queen West cafe offers more than great coffee. Taking inspiration from Greek Cafe’s (Kafenio) for the name and the overall feel, Cafe Neon serves as a great place for any business meeting, or extended coffee break. With tons of seating and a great lunch menu you can please your clients with just a coffee, or a lunch meeting.
What we recommend: Winter Salad Bowl (add the goat cheese and grilled chicken).
Click here for more on Cafe Neon.
5. Five Elements Espresso Bar | Yorkville
Yorkville is a hub for great coffee but 5 Elements Espresso is our favourite. A ton of comfortable seating to hold a meeting, spread over three levels. There are also a great selection of snacks, like protein balls or energy cookies to go with your warm drink, and lunch options.
What we recommend: Matcha Almond Cookie.
Click here for more on 5 Elements Espresso Bar.
6. Quantum Coffee | Fashion District
This spacious and airy coffee shop on the corner of King and Spadina is a great option for business meetings. Though there’s minimal seating inside the cafe itself, if you walk towards the back it opens up into a larger room with tables and chairs. This area is open to the public during the day and is an event space at night.
What we recommend: Ethiopian Sidama Guji Pour Over Iced Coffee.
Click here for more on Quantum Coffee.
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