This would be my local for sure if I lived a little closer! Located on the corner of Lorimer and Ainslie, Second Stop Café has a jumbly interior you could hole up in for hours – to either stare out the window, chat with a friend, or make use of the free wifi. I have to say, while I obviously rate the coffee at every coffeehouse I profile, the Stumptown cappuccino I had here was especially smooth and delicious. I was also stoked to see they have a sizeable array of delicious looking treats on offer, including a number of vegan options. I love a good vegan treat! Along with the counter food there’s a to-order menu that features well priced breakfast and lunch items – everything from bagels to a Mediterranean platter. Nice vibe, great treats and excellent coffee!

Location: 524 Lorimer St (at Ainslie)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
Subway: L to Lorimer; G to Metropolitan-Grand

Close to: gimme! coffee, Saved Tattoo, Baba, Barcade.