Kensington Market is one of the best places in the city to get fresh fish, baked goods, cheese and veggies. Did you know that it’s also one of the top places to get high quality coffee? We round up our favourites.
I Deal Coffee, 84 Nassau Street
This coffee shop is famous for attracting the eco-conscious, and make high quality coffee consisting of 100% premium Arabica beans, grown at high elevations without the use of pesticides. They are endowed with a strong sense of dedication to sustainable farming processes, organic coffee, and fair trade practices.
Casa Acoreana, 235 Augusta Ave
This cafe is perfect if you love to people watch and are low on cash. $1.50 get you a delicious cup of coffee, or maybe you’d prefer a ‘scrumptious’ latte for $2.75? Bulk foods like: spices, herbs, nuts, figs, gummy worms and more are available. And yes, if you’re lucky enough to score a seat inside or a spot on any one of the benches outside, you’ll discover one of the best coffee experiences in the city.
Grind House, 281 Augusta Avenue
If you’re serious about your coffee, then you’re going to love the fact that this tiny cafe has a Clover machine. This is the same kind of coffee maker that Starbucks has. Kinda like going to Starbucks but without the whole corporation thing. Along with getting a good solid cup of coffee, this spot also offers soups and sweet treats.
Jimmy’s Coffee, 191 Baldwin St
Here are Jimmy’s they have a passion for good coffee. They get their beans from Classic Gourmet Coffee, because they have have consistently superior beans at the end of the roasting process. Take your pick of brewed coffee, lattes or cortados if you prefer. They also have baked goods to go with your bevy.
Moonbean Cafe, 30 St. Andrew
St.18-year-old Moonbeam Cafe has always captured the essence of the Kensington Market community — a perfect option for those who want to feel and drink java like a local. Here you’ll find blends from fair trade organic to signature to single origins to tea, all are accompanied with the option to buy fresh baked muffins, cookies and more.