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Voodoo Child Cafe

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388 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7, Canada
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07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 02:00
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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering around Toronto on foot during our short vacation there, we used Yelp to check out some good places for drinks and snacks. This place came up highly rated, so we decided to pop in. It's a very hipster-y joint, filled with locals. One step in the door and they knew instantly we were out-of-towners. Ordered the Voodoo Child Espresso... More 

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Thank JeepGirl19
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213 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Love the bar and spaces for working and reading. The quality of espresso is superior to chains and I love that they have a variety to offer and the person making it gives a damn about the coffee and how it's made. Warm place, alternative to chains.

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Thank Paul N
Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

While staying in this area (which is known for it's coffee options) I stumbled upon the VooDoo... Lots of those kids either reading, writing and/or on their computers.... 'A Latt'e says I, with a Bagel and Cream Cheese. I am offered either the 'Nutty' bean of the day or the more 'Fruity' option.... Nutty it is... I thought I knew... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Winnipeg
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was a recommendation from our son who lives nearby. We were exploring the local area and dropped in for Cappuccino, Americano and something fresh from the bakery case. Well prepared and nicely presented at a reasonable price. Given that it is darkly decorated and gives a pub-ish first impression, I am not sure we would have chosen this place... More 

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Thank NotLostFound
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248 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This place is the real deal. The best service I think I have ever had in a coffee shop, super nice, knowledgeable and good stuff. There espresso was top notch and there was an element of choice! The shop was cool and full of people so you know it's good. I want more, now!

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Thank RVcornell
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of lattes here which were good. We also smashed down an almond croissant which was quite nice. The vibe in the cafe is relaxed and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and were kind enough to allow us to use their phone and dial our airline to enquire about our flights.

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Thank John M
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Voodoo child cafe is within walking distance from my sons place in Toronto. It's worth the half hour exercise to have a great coffee. I try and visit whenever I am in Toronto. Coffee snob from White Rock.

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Thank Diane G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

No nonsense, non pretentious, seriously great tasting coffee - we thankfully stumbled upon VoodooChild when trying to escape commercial/retail Toronto (continue west on College into Little Italy) and Starbucks/Second Cup outlets, looking for a proper coffee. Absolutely worth the journey for outstanding coffee (add bourbon if you so wish) and good music (Ratatat - when we got there) or just... More 

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Thank M0LDS
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This was THE BEST brunch spot in Toronto, and unfortunately they are no longer serving brunch, which just breaks my heart. Regardless, it's an excellent coffee shop with great service.

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Thank tangowhiskie
Mississauga, Canada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Although this little cafe is best known for it's award-winning barista, I want to speak up on behalf of tea lovers--they do a great job at tea, too! Selection and price are both nice. My fave is a chai tea latte with almond milk. Recently they've expanded evening hours and added a bourbon cocktail menu, with funky names, I'm not... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:00
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 02:00
Saturday
07:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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