A unique spin on the ever-so-popular topic of coffee shops. Instead of just telling students where they can satisfy their coffee needs, why not tell them what types of cafés are out there?

Innovative and communal: Caffiends

Housed in Old Vic, this student run cafe offers fair trade coffee and tea with a creative display of student artwork and photographs. The welcoming arrangement also makes for a great place to socialize!

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

Cozy and spacious: Diabolos’ Coffee Bar

University College’s iconic coffee bar offers fair trade coffee and light meals. It is attached to the junior common room: providing ample space to study, relax, and refuel. Did I mention the leather couches?

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

Aesthetic and visual: Sorry Coffee Co.

This coffee shop, found at 102 Bloor St West, is well designed for all the artsy individuals out there—fuelling creative angles and lighting for Instagram. You can also browse the stylish and streamlined clothing chain, Kit and Ace, while you’re there.

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

For coffee addicts and foodies: L’Espresso Bar Mercurio

Located at 321 Bloor St West, this Espresso Bar has you covered for brews, pastries, and quality Italian lunch foods. The lighting inside also makes for a nice study spot or a place to just wind down. If you show your T-Card, you get a ten percent discount!

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui

Photo | Hiba Siddiqui