The Daily Grind: Toronto café Cabin Fever Collective

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.

Cabin FeverBy Valerie Lam

Conveniently located on Bloor Street between Keele and Dundas West subway stations, Cabin Fever Collective is an eclectic café that specializes in gourmet tea and vinyl records. Because the café is part record store, patrons can browse new, classic, and hard-to-find albums or enjoy the mellow indie playlist streaming throughout the space. A back room offers a small and quiet lounge-like space with two couches and a coffee table, which make it feel like an art lover’s living room. The front of the space has tables for two and a sunlit view of Bloor Street. Cabin Fever Collective also hosts various artistic events and regularly features local artwork on the walls, which means there is never an uninspiring square foot in this cozy space.

Wi-Fi network name: cabin fever
Number of tables: 5
Number of power outlets: Several! There’s an outlet every four feet throughout the space.
1669 Bloor St. W., open Mon.­–Fri. 7 AM–7 PM, Sat. 9 AM–8 PM, Sun. 11 AM–6 PM

Valerie Lam is an editor, writer, and EAC member residing in Toronto.

This article was copy edited by Laura Edlund.

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