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Boxcar Social

70 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON M5H 0B1, Canada

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Editor's Review

Although at first glance this place may not look like your typical coffee shop, the devil is in the detail and you will be glad you took the time to take a closer look. The space is tucked into Temperance Street, a road that almost resembles an alleyway compared to the craziness of Bay Street to which it intersects. The location and vibe inside give off the feeling of a modern speakeasy. A café in plain sight, but once inside you feel like you are hidden away.

The venue is equal parts coffee, beer, wine and food, with intense focus put on each just as their other locations. The main difference here is that it has the largest rotating wine list of all. With regards to the coffee, even though space is relatively limited due to the beer taps and fully stocked bar, there are plenty of options available. Espresso is served from a Kees van der Westen Spirit and pour overs are prepared using a constantly changing set of roasteries such as The Barn, Luna and La Cabra. 

Bar, high-top and booth seating set a comfortable scene to enjoy an incredible lunch and dinner menu. The dishes change every few months with choices to compliment your drink whether that be beer, wine or coffee. The industrial design theme and furnishings fit the space and contribute to the vibe that they are executing extremely well.    

Reviewed by Peter de Vooght.

Cafe Features

Loose Leaf Tea
Table Seating
Buy Beans

Coffee + Drinks

Cold Brew
Filter Coffee
Iced Coffee
Non Dairy
House Roaster
Multi Roaster
Guest Roaster
Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters, The Barn, Transcend Coffee, La Cabra Coffee Roasters, Luna, Sey
Filter Brew Methods
Fetco, Gina
Mahlkönig Peak, EK43
Opening Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 02:00