With the changing of the leaves comes a lot of things — sweaters, hockey season, pumpkin spice lattes and, of course, going back to school.
For the days when the library feels a bit too stuffy, these Toronto cafes will keep you caffeinate while you hit the books.
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Located in the heart of U of T’s campus, this versatile café named after the university’s most infamous ghost is the perfect spot to study in between classes. And, as an extra bonus for first year students, you can pay with your university meal plan card.
Address: Main Floor, 75 St George St, Toronto
With locations at the Toronto Reference Library and nestled in Ryerson’s beautiful Image Arts Building, Balzac’s vintage French decor gives off the calming vibe you’ll need to shack up and nuzzle your nose in the books. If you’re willing to jeopardize your functional relationship with ceramic coffee cups, try their infamous coffee in an ice cream cone.
Address: 122 Bond Street (Ryerson Image Arts Building), Toronto
Phone: (416) 597-1700
Address: 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Toronto Reference Library), Toronto
Phone: (416) 922-3700
The cozy leather couches, dog friendly vibe and exceptional drip coffee help to make this coffee bar, located in the center of U of T’s campus, the perfect place to study any day of the week. While you’re there, get yourself a molasses cookie as a study treat — trust us on this one.
Address: 15 King’s College Circle (in the JCR of University College), Toronto
Phone: (416) 978-8084
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A 10-minute walk from both U of T and Ryerson’s campus, Moonbean, known for its hippy vibes and organic coffee, is a great spot to cozy up and read up. If the weather’s suitable, catch a spot on the patio, take out the headphones and soak in the unique sounds of Kensington’s streets.
Address: 30 St Andrew St, Toronto
Phone: (416) 595-0327
Situated in The Royal Conservatory of Music, B Espresso Bar is for the days when you need a little extra motivation to get you in out the door and in the ‘study’ mindset. The tall ceilings, beautiful architecture and delicious sandwiches will keep you focused and happy long enough to get the work done.
Address: 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto
Phone: (416) 506-0001
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A close walk to U of T’s campus, this hidden gem located on the Baldwin street, has delicious matcha green tea lattes, killer butter tarts and a quaint interior. Really, it has everything you’ll need to post up happily for hours.
Address: 37 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Phone: (647) 454-5847
A close walk to campus and great people watching windows, Voodoo Child cafe also doubles as a cocktail bar which means if you study long enough, there’s a nice treat to look forward to at the end. Enough said, right?
Address: 388 College Street, Toronto
Phone: (647) 748-1011