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Toronto: Neo Coffee Bar

Neo Coffee Bar Toronto

Head a little east past St. Lawrence Market towards George Brown College, and you will find Neo Coffee Bar. While this gem may be a little out of the way, it is definitely worth the trek. Any cafe craving can be satisfied at Neo due to the large variety of sandwiches, Japanese-styled pastries, coffees, and teas.


Walking in, you are greeted with a row of seats and a selection of pastries and sandwiches. Neo’s baked goods are all made in-house, but their presentation is enough to make you want to buy all of them. The store itself has a modern, minimalistic design featuring wood and concrete, as well as high ceilings. Although the store is a little dimly lit in the back, the open concept layout offers a very warm atmosphere and plenty of seating.



Famous for their matcha items, we decided to order a Kyoto matcha latte (price). Aside from being complete with a beautiful (latte art), the flavour was very rich and mildly sweet. We both agreed that Neo has one of the most authentic matcha lattes we have ever had in Toronto.

NeoWe also tried a drip coffee (price), which has a rotating seasonal menu. We selected the Rwanda beans, which is described to have wildflower, red-honey, and clove notes. It was our first time trying a pour over so we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The coffee was very smooth, but we were surprised by the strong sour taste. We were unable to truly appreciate it, but glad that we tried it nonetheless. For the coffee connoisseurs, Neo’s drip coffee is a must try.



Of course we couldn’t leave without trying a pastry or two. We opted for the Strawberry Shortcake Rollcake (price) and a Choux à La Crème (price). As seen above, they tasted as good as they looked. The rollcake, made from local organic flour and eggs, was extremely fluffy and delicious. However, our favourite of the two was the choux. With a giant cream puff that isn’t too sweet and melts in your mouth, what more can you ask for? Both are a must try.
161 Frederick St #100
Toronto, ON, M5A 4P1
Mon – Fri 7am – 8pm
Sat – Sun 8am – 8pm

Stone & Fern is a travel and lifestyle blog started by friends who have a passion for exploring cities, capturing moments, and trying new food. This is part of our Cafes of Toronto series. To see more of North America, click here.

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