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 Laura Edlund
The Rooster Coffee House on Broadview Avenue, north of Gerrard Street East and Riverdale Avenue, has both a cozy neighbourhood setting and a fantastic view of the city from across Riverdale Park East. The rooster theme is funky and the food and drinks are fresh. Waves of freelancer types and parents who are dropping off kids at a nearby school take up residence at the window counter (seating eight), comfy chairs (six), rear counter (five), harvest table (10), and sidewalk tables (12+). As well as good coffees, teas, Italian sodas, pastries, and sandwiches, The Rooster has seasonal offerings such as hot cider. Riverdale Library is handy—south of the café, at Broadview and Gerrard.
Wi-Fi network name: the rooster cafe
Number of power outlets: Many!
479 Broadview Ave., open 7 AM–7 PM every day
(Additional location at 343 King St. E.)
Laura Edlund is an EAC-certified structural and stylistic editor who lives, works, and blogs in Riverdale.