9 seasonal hot drinks in Toronto to spice up your morning routine

Nov 12 2016, 2:48 am

Sometimes a hot drink is everything.

When you’re feeling cold, sad, or sick; steam rising from a mug is so soothing. Drinking in something hot has that lovely effect of warming from the inside out. And… a little jolt of caffeine, chocolate or fragrant spice never hurts.

From Toronto cafes, dessert houses and brunch spots, I bring you the ultimate collection of seasonal bevies. Many are only on offer for a limited time so drink them up while you can.

Cioccolata siciliano caldo piccante from Bar Buca

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This Italian take on hot chocolate features sweet and spicy notes of orange, vanilla and cayenne. 

Address: 75 Portland Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-599-2822
Instagram: @bucatoronto

Hot Banana Milk from Roselle

Fragrant steamed milk, sweeten with banana, caramel and a spot of rum is the perfect pairing with cookies at this Corktown pastry shop.

Address: 362 King Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-8188
Instagram: @roselle_to

Cake batter hot chocolate from Sweet Jesus

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Served in a red velvet-rimmed cup, this hot drink comes in a choice of espresso or hot chocolate base and is infused with cake batter then pimped out with vanilla-scented whipped cream, cream cheese icing, and cake crumble.

Address: 106 John Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-1166

Address: 780 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-334-0780

Address: 130 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
Phone: 647-351-4130

Instagram: @sweetjesus

Gingerbread Earl Grey Latte at Almond Butterfly

Forget London Fogs. This festive tea misto is the perfect hot bevy to get in the mood for the holiday season.

Address: 100 Harbord Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-792-7994
Instagram: @almondbutterflybakeshop

Cardamom Kiss Coffee from Bombay Street Food Co.

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The house-blend of fair trade organic coffee is just gently infused with fresh cardamom. It’s become a house favourite at the Indian street food restaurant situated at College and Bay.

Address: 828 Bay Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-344-7862
Instagram: @bombaystfoodto

Spiced coconut con leche from Souk Tabule

The Middle Eastern eatery in the Canary District is slinging spice-infused coffees and teas all day long. This coconut con leche comes laced with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon.

Address: 494 Front Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-583-5914
Instagram: @tabulemiddleeasterncuisine

Matcha white hot chocolate from Nugateau

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Matcha lattes go next level in white hot chocolate at this eclairs-only bakery. Also shown here: the newly launched 66% dark chocolate raspberry truffle hot chocolate loaded with raspberry marshmallows.

Address: 717 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-7001
Instagram: @Nugateau

Chocolate shots from SOMA

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No bells or whistles required here. This molten hot chocolate shot is pure, unadulterated bliss.

Address: 443 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-599-7662

Address: Distillery District, 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto
Phone: 416-815-7662

Instagram: @somechocolatemaker

Tiramisu Latte from Light Cafe

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The Taiwanese cafe in Baldwin Village is home this coco-dusted espresso-based drink flavoured like the traditional Italian dessert.

Address: 23 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-3884
Instagram: @lightcafecanada

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