Originating from Taiwan, Light Café is a new downtown Toronto cafe, but has quickly become one of my favourite cafes for a quick bite or coffee. Why? Simply put, it is a beautiful space with exceptional food. Located right next to Arctic Bites, this laundromat turned café has a modern Instagram-worthy look. The first thing you will notice as you walk in is the green wall on the left, which serves as a contemporary, picturesque background. There is quite a bit of seating and service is extremely friendly.
I have visited this new downtown Toronto cafe twice and ordered the Grilled Wasabi Chicken Sandwich ($10.25) both visits. After the first try, I had to order it again. The chicken was grilled to perfection – tender and juicy. The sandwich was a delicious combination of flavours due to the subtle wasabi, chicken, and vegetables. Furthermore, it came with a salad in your choice of dressing (can’t go wrong with sesame!) and a sweet potato side. This sandwich has left high expectations for the rest of their menu and I look forward to trying their Montreal Smoked Beef Croissant and Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Mini Pizza!
I tried the Light Cafe Special ($4.50), one of their slow drip hand brew coffees. The coffee is served separate of the milk and sugar allowing you to add more coffee as you drink. I was pleasantly surprised by the natural sweetness of the coffee without sugar. The milk was also served hot which kept the coffee warm for longer.
From the iced coffee section, I tried the Iced Matcha Latte ($4.50) and the Iced Café Latte ($3.75). Since the coffee and match kept separating, I was disappointed with the Iced Matcha Latte and found that it tasted odd. The Iced Café Latte was nothing out of the ordinary, but quite refreshing.
Other drinks that I have ordered include the Apple Pear Italian Soda ($3.25) and Iced Just Peachy Black Tea ($4.75). The Apple Pear Italian Soda was bubbling when I received it! I enjoyed the hint of mint, which reminded me of a mojito. The Iced Just Peachy Black Tea was delicious and came with a ton of fresh fruits – I would highly recommend ordering it! This new downtown Toronto cafe also does events so if the space would be perfect for your next birthday bash, don’t hesitate to contact them.
23 Baldwin St.
Toronto, ON, M5T 1L1
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.