At the corner of Adelaide & Church, is Versus Coffee – a stylish café serving well-crafted (& aesthetically pleasing) coffee, plus a range of breakfast/lunch items and cocktails.
Versus is located at 70 Adelaide St E & are open daily - 7:30AM on weekdays and 8am on weekends. The shop closes at 5PM Sunday-Tuesday, and 7PM Wednesday-Saturday.
Versus is a fairly small café, but you wouldn’t expect it at first glance. Space is tight, but with its all white walls, large windows, & high ceilings – you’ll barely notice, nor mind, when visiting.
The café feels modern and chic, matching the feel of its usual coffee crowd. Located just east of the Financial District, expect to see well-dressed (& often very good-looking) people sipping coffee, on one-to-one business meetings, or typing away on their laptop (the café has free wifi).
(The coffee shop is welcoming to all. I frequent it for coffee dates with friends – you don’t need to be a businessperson to enjoy the café.)
Although space be limited inside the café, don’t fret because Versus also has a large patio. With its spaced out seating & large umbrellas, the café is one of my favourite coffee patios in the city.
(Just remember to choose a table that says it’s been sanitized!)
The menu at Versus Coffee is pretty killer. Let’s start with my favourite – coffee.
The café serves de Mello Palheta Roasters – one of Toronto’s greatest roasters.
Versus sells your standard speciality coffee shop fare – like lattes, flat whites, cortados, and macchiatos – but they also champion high quality and fun creations.
I especially love the café’s lattes. Versus has some of best latte art in the city, often creating colourful creations that are *almost* too pretty to drink. (Plus at under $5, this is a steal for downtown Toronto)
I also love their campfire latte – a maple latte with bruleed marshmallows on top. Although not as pretty as their standard lattes, this one is my go-to fall drink. If you love sweet coffee, give it a try.
Visiting on a hot day? I’d recommend their cold brew.
Need to add some milk to your coffee? Versus serves organic milk, and offers substitutes like oat, almond, coconut, & soy.
Not a coffee fan? Why are you reading my site? The café also serves a selection of teas from Genuine Tea, and offers a range of tea lattes.
The café also sells a range of other beverages – including smoothies, wine, beer, and cocktails. Their cocktail menu is especially fun as it hosts not only classics (ex. Moscow Mule) but also unique offerings like the “Chilie Bone”.
The café sells a selection of breakfast & lunch fare, namely sandwiches & toasts. Their avocado toast topped with goat cheese is a fan favourite. All food is $10 or less.
As for baked goods and treats, the café’s offerings rotate, but you’ll always find something tasty. Common treats: cookies, squares, chia pudding, croissants, madeleines, & scones.
HOW TO SUPPORT THEM
To support the café, consider stopping by for your next coffee date or lunch run. You could also buy a gift card for a future visit or to gift.
Along with food and drink, you can also purchase reusable mugs or bags of coffee beans at the café. Not only do they sell de Mello, but also rotating features and 49th Parallel (a BC brand hard to find in Toronto normally).
Located just east of the Financial District, at the corner of Adelaide & Church, is Versus Coffee. This modern café has a quaint interior but a large patio. The café is perfect for every occasion – from working alone to going on coffee dates. The coffee is high-quality and Instagram-able. Don’t miss out on their colourful lattes. Along with coffee, Versus also sells an array of baked goods, breakfast/lunch fare, and alcoholic beverages. Aside from the speciality cocktails, the café is not expensive, especially compared to other coffee shops in the downtown core.