Toronto’s Independent Free Wifi Coffee Shops

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After starting thirdocean with Carolyn Van a few months ago we’ve spent most of our “office time” in our local Starbucks.  We have not yet reached the point of wanting to spend financial resources on an office yet so we appreciate that our local coffee shop let’s us hang there for hours and hours on end.

But there comes a time when a change is called for.  I’ve had enough of Starbucks and Second Cup.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’m not anti “big coffee”.  I continue to spend time and money in these places.  And I plan to continue this.

Recently, I’ve been introduced to a couple of neighbourhood gems:  The independent coffee shop that also has free wifi and amazing staff.

Following underneath will be a working and incomplete list of all the independent free wifi coffee shops in Toronto.  If you see that your favourite spot is not included please feel free to add them (with a link) in the comments section below.

Redline Coffee and Espresso – Queen and Parliament

saving gigi – Bloor and Ossington

Aroma EspressoYonge and Eglinton, Bloor and Bathurst, King and York

Cloud Espresso Bar – Queen and Ossington

Te Aro Roasted – in Leslieville on Ossington

Sense Appeal – Spadina and Adelaide

Manic Coffee – College and Bathurst

Little Nicky’s – Queen and Peter

Dark Horse Queen West, Riverside, Chinatown

Quaff Cafe – Queen West and Palmerston

Urbana Coffee – Yonge and Church, Bay and Irwin

La Merceria – Adelaide West and Portland

The Mascot – Queen West and Elm Grove

What am I missing?  What’s your favourite independent coffee shop in Toronto?

Please comment below!

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    johnphilipgreen said:
    February 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I go to either Sense Appeal or Little Nicky’s nearly every day!

      karim said:
      February 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      JPG –

      What is it that you like about those two places?

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    February 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

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