By Mira Rossen, Emma Blatt, Emma Bogner, and Zoe Flores
Location: 2552 Yonge St (Yonge and Eglinton)
If you’re looking for a quiet study atmosphere near school, hop on the eastbound 32 bus and head to Himalayan Java. Only a short distance from FHCI, this coffee shop is a great place to enjoy some food while hitting the books.
Chill out with an iced mocha if you’re sweating over an upcoming test.
The Mad Bean
Location: 519 Eglinton Ave West (Forest Hill)
If you’re looking for an indie oasis just steps away from the school, swing by The Mad Bean. This independent coffee shop, run by friendly family trio Brian, Lisa and Cody, provides an amazing ambience.
Intriguing artwork, an eclectic bookshelf and regular live music performances make The Mad Bean stand out.
Stop by after class for a quick smoothie or drop in on the weekend and listen while you sip.
Rooster Coffee House
Location: 2 locations: 479 Broadview Ave (Riverdale) and 343 King St East (Downtown)
If you love lattes and enjoying the outdoors, pay a visit to the Riverdale location of Rooster Coffee House. In addition to making amazing hot lattes (better than their iced version), this coffee shop is accessible from Riverdale Park and is recommended for weekend relaxation.
Make yourself at home on the patio and take in a wonderful view of Toronto.
Whether you’re craving something sweet or savoury to eat, Rooster has you covered. Both the sweets and the orange olive oil muffins are excellent choices.
Location: 131 Avenue Road (Yorkville)
If you’re looking for a café fairly close to FHCI with a little bit of everything, check out Seven Grams.
Delicious sandwiches, healthy treats, eye-catching art along the walls and a community feel – suitable for studying or socializing – are just a few of the great features of Seven Grams. With a two-floor interior offering free Wi-Fi, as well as nice big windows and an outdoor patio, this coffee shop truly has something for everyone.
Snakes and Lattes
Location: 2 locations – 600 Bloor St West (Annex/Koreatown) and 489 College St (Little Italy)
If you love to play games, then Snakes and Lattes is the perfect café for you.
Equipped with more board games than you can count, this great get-together location offers a variety of dishes, snacks and beverages.
This is an ideal weekend spot for socializing. However, do not expect to walk in and get a table right away. There may be a wait, so bring some friends along to pass the time, both at the door and on the game board!
Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
Multiple locations, cozy dark ambience, good for studying
Baker & Scone
Fairly close to school, countless scone flavours, good for breakfast
Multiple locations, lots of space & very cozy, open late, good for studying
Multiple locations, great strong coffee, good for an all-day weekend study session
Very close to school, hot and cold drinks, plus gelato, good for socializing