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Te Aro

$$ - $$$
East End
Cafe, Canadian
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983 Queen St E | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 877-558-3276
07:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:30 - 18:00
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Neighborhood Coffee shop with relaxed atmosphere and large Patio at front.Nice cookies and sandwiches.

Thank Manya J
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Hip Queen street east coffee shop, fun place to sit outside on a summers morning and watch the city wake up. Good, slightly overpriced coffee and good Montreal bagels. If you don't like dogs, forget about it.

Thank Simon A
Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

With a little almond milk, it was simply the best coffee a summer could ask for. Great environment, and friendly staff. Very popular place.

Thank chrise1987
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you want to experience a great Kiwi coffee go to Te Aro cafe in Queens st. It really was the best coffee we've had in Toronto. Thanks guys.

Thank Judyrichspain
St. Catharines, Canada
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We dropped in for a snack & coffee near the end of a hike with friends. There was a good selection of espresso based coffee and was good but other food items fell short and were over priced. It was crowded with most tables occupied by a person on a computer or tablet and nursing a drink.

Thank John L
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I prefer having Pilot coffee from Thor or Odin. I was also expecting more of a New Zealand coffee experience given its name Te Aro which disappointed me.

Thank Melany B
San Francisco, CA
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great place to get a decent flat white and the pastries are excellent. Lots of families with small babies and kids and dogs hang out here and the wifi is free.

Thank Breadleg
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I am originally from New Zealand and prior to Te Aro opening shop in Toronto a good coffee was few and far between. I have since moved to Chicago however I still frequent Toronto multiple times a year and always make sure i hit up Te Aro. They roast their own beans, make a 'real' coffee and their Chai Lattes... More 

Thank nathill009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I have been to Te Aro a year ago and was pleased. However, this time the service was pretty much horrible across the board. I will be very specific to summarize my experience during this visit. - Ambiance: The place is very pretty, tastefully decorated, has a nice vibe and is very pleasant to sit in in warmer days with... More 

Thank Hossam A
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have been to many coffee places during my travels through the US and Canada. Many are pretty much the same. This one really stands out because of the great vibe and the good coffee. It also has a great variety of sandwiches.

Thank burgerpete2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 983 Queen St E | Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 877-558-3276

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The East End is an eclectic amalgamation of areas that team up to make this district one of the most multi-faceted and alluring. Home to Toronto's LGBT community hub, Gay Village is alive and pumping day or night with friendly bars, nightclubs, and cafes – its thumb is on the pulse of excitement. For a more relaxed day, the East End has the largest collection of restored Victorian homes, and its stately streets, tree-lined and bursting at the seams with affluence, often sport farmers markets and street artists, epitomized by the effusive St. Lawrence Market. One of the most gorgeous of Toronto's neighborhoods, it also straddles Lake Ontario in an area called The Beach, where you'll find folks cycling and strolling along the sandy shorelines, getting some sun or enjoying shopping, dining, and pub options. For some fabulous food, the vivacious personalities running the restaurants in the East End's Greektown is only equaled by the fun and authenticity of the street stalls and restaurants at its expansive Indian Bazaar. 'Something for everyone' has never been so accurate.
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