By Caitlyn Holroyd
High on the list of the reasons we love Toronto is its abundance of cool, independent coffee shops. We’ve made it our mission to try just about every one in the city and thankfully a new passport has made it that much easier and cheaper (we’d like to think they made it just for us)!

Behold, the Indie Coffee Passport! The concept? It’s simple. For just $20, you can indulge in one coffee or tea (up to a $5 value) at each one of the 24 indie coffee shops participating throughout the city between Sept. 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 (that’s a $120 value if you’re calculating). The pass can be picked up at any of the participating coffee shops or online at, and goes up to $25 after Oct. 1. There’s really no better way to explore the city and enjoy one helluva caffeine high – GET ON THIS!
Participating coffee shops include:
Bisogno Espresso (61 Sherbourne Ave.)
Cafe 260 (260 Richmond St.)
Cafe Novo (1986 Bloor St. W.)
Crema Coffee (3079 Dundas St. W. & 53 Bloor St. E.)
F’Coffee (641 Queen St. E.)
Green Beanery (565 Bloor St. W.)
The Green Grind (567 College St.)
Ground Level Cafe (1496 Queen St. W.)
i deal coffee (84 Nassau St. & 162 Ossington Ave.)
Linuxcaffe (326 Harbord St.)
Manic Coffee (426 College St.)
The Mascot (1267 Queen St. W.)
Merchants of Green Coffee (2 Matilda St.)
Moonbeam Coffee (30 St. Andrew Street)
The One in the Only Cafe (966 Danforth Ave.)
Quaff Cafe (668 Queen St. W.)
Red Rocket Coffee (1402B Queen St. E. & 154 Wellesley St. E.)
The Rooster Coffee House (479 Broadview Ave.)
T.A.N. Coffee (992 Queen St. W.)
The Tampered Press (256 Crawford St.)
Te Aro Roasted (983 Queen St. E. ) & Crafted by Te Aro (135 Ossington Ave.)