The Daily Grind is an ongoing mini-feature that highlights the best cafés in Toronto for freelance editors looking for a caffeine fix and a temporary office away from home.
By Deepi Harish
The Croissant Tree is a spacious, non-crowded coffee shop that allows customers to work without distractions. They serve up a variety of coffees, from dark to light roasts, flavoured coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos. They even serve alcohol, folks! For food, the Croissant Tree offers made-to-order sandwiches, breakfast, and baked goods, which of course include croissants—popular choices are the chocolate and almond ones. The unique feature about this spot is the fireplace located adjacent to the handsome, chocolate brown sofas. It’s great because customers have a variety of seating options, from simple wooden tables and chairs to a few round and square high tables to bar stools and bench-style seating. Above the fireplace, CP24 plays on mute all day. They also have a sizeable wrap-around patio, which starts on Church Street and spills onto Charles Street and is lovely in the summer.
Wi-Fi network name: croissanttree
Number of tables: 15
Number of power outlets: 16. They also have computers lined against one wall for customers to work from.
625 Church St., open Mon.–Fri. 7:30 AM–7 PM, Sat.–Sun. 8:30 AM–6 PM
(Additional locations at 111 Peter St. and 60 Yonge St.)
Deepi Harish is a freelance editor and digital marketing communications consultant. She is an EAC member who loves to find delicious spots in the city.