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Best Coffee Shops for Downtown Toronto Yorkville Travellers

If you're wandering around the downtown Toronto area and you're looking for a cup of coffee where you can rest your legs after exploring the city, take a break, or work on your laptop for a few hours, or numerous independent coffee shops in the area at every neighborhood. Take a chance and try something new other than your typical Tim Hortons or Starbucks cup of coffee. Whether you're living in the GTA, a local Toronto resident, or a tourist looking for the most Instagrammable coffee shop in the area, this blog is to share with you a guide of local Yorkville coffee shops to visit. The following blog will look over coffee shops, Pilot Coffee Roasters, ZAZA Espresso bar, Coco Espresso Bar, and Robo Café.


Pilot Coffee Roasters (Te Aro)

Pilot Coffee Roasters is in Toronto's Leslie neighborhood and the name is inspired by an area of downtown Wellington in New Zealand. This coffee shop is built on core values and sourcing ethical coffee beans from the direct coffee trade, building transparency from phone to cup. Today, Pilot Coffee Roasters is a full-service roastery that operates in multiple locations across Toronto and offers wholesale from coast to coast across Canada. The coffee shop's mission statement is “we want to roast create coffee and work with great people to do it. What drives us is our passion. What guides us is a commitment to quality relationships and innovation.”

If you're staying with us here at Avalon suites Yorkville Pilot Coffee Roasters is only a 4-minute drive, 8-minute walk, or a 5-minute bike ride. You can find pilot coffee roasters coffee beans, cold brews, grinders, scales, merchandise such as pen or tote, and more on their website or in stores.


ZAZA Espresso Bar

ZAZA Expresso Bar is in three locations including Yorkville Village, 162 Cumberland Street, and Friday Harbor. The small coffee shops started in the West End I quickly became known as the place for a truly authentic Italian cafe experience. ZAZA Espresso Bar is operated with a constant entrepreneurial mind, strong work ethic, and passion for coffee and providing an authentic Italian cafe experience to local Toronto residence and incoming tourists. You can also find ZAZA Espresso Bar in Yorkville. A cup of their coffee will transport you to Italy with every sip. As an experience, coffee beans are hand-roasted in Italy by third-generation coffee roaster families, using traditional artisan methods so that every cup is made with freshly ground beans using traditional handcrafted methods.

ZAZA Espresso Bar is in Yorkville Toronto – Bloor Street cultural corridor, at 162 Cumberland Street. There is only a short 7-minute walking distance from Bay Station on Line 2 or St. George’s Staton on Line 1. If you are staying with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville, it is only a 2-minute walk to ZAZA Espresso Bar.


Coco Espresso Bar

Coco espresso bar was a novel idea 15 years ago when the owner arrived from southern Italy to Toronto. Having strong passions for coffee, they were inspired to bring exceptional Italian roasted coffee and lead Torontonians to experience a taste of Italy. Coco Espresso wants to immerse you in Italian tradition by taking you back to the old artisanal coffee origins. At Coco Espresso bar you can try their signature authentic espresso, cappuccino enjoyed before noon, macchiato a foam espresso drink, or a latte the ultimate Italian creation. Served with two baked biscotti or cannoli. The coffee shop uses it as the finest organic ingredients and handicraft pastries from secret recipes handed over from generation to generation.

If you're planning on staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville, the Coco Espresso Bar is at 29 Bellair Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2C8. From Avalon Suites to the Coco Espresso Bar, it is only a 4-minute walk or 3-minute bike. Avalon Suites Yorkville is also located within 7-minutes walking distance to Bay and St. George Station.


Robo Café

Robo cafe location in your future on oh was originally branded as a dark horse espresso vending machine. The cafe is run by robots and is now also opened in the heart of Kensington Market in Spadina. In both the Kensington Market and Yorkville location, the Robo cafe is an automatic, contact list machine that says lattes, cappuccinos, flat whites, and americanos. You have the option to customize your cup of coffee with dairy or oat milk options and can even choose decaffeinated coffee beans. The robot can also prepare a chai latte or hot chocolate if that is to your liking. This vending machine is a new concept in Toronto as locals see more popping up. This is one for the Toronto food traveler’s bucket list.

If you are planning on visiting the Robo Café, at 1235 Bay Street, Toronto Ontario, M5R 3K4 it is within walking distance. From Avalon to the Robo Café, it is a 6-minute walk, 4-minute bike ride, or only 3-minutes by car. Perfect for a morning cup of joe or a coffee chat.


Short-Term Rental

If you are a tourist or local Toronto resident looking to stay in downtown, Toronto for a couple of days, book with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville. Here at Avalon suites Yorkville, we are located within walking distance to public transportation, a Whole Foods supermarket, unique dining experiences, high-end shopping, and Toronto tourism destinations. All our short-term rentals are perfect to accommodate one to five guests with two times more space than a hotel room, an in-suite kitchen, and a two-in-one washer and dryer. We are also conveniently located within walking distance of the above-mentioned coffee shops.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

If you are looking to stay in the downtown Toronto area to look after or visit a loved one or friend currently in a nearby hospital, come stay with us at Avalon Suites Yorkville! All our premium suites at Avalon are fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need. We even have a washer/dryer in all our suites. With all these features, staying in any of our suites will make you feel at home.

We have smart TVs in every room and free fast Wi-Fi so it's perfect for you to virtually visit friends and family in your suite. You will also have access to the fitness center and gym, conference space, and concierge service. Feeling hungry or want to explore? Avalon is in Yorkville, a perfect neighborhood to check out dining experiences, and local attractions.

To learn more, visit us on our website or call us at 416.731.1372.

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