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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
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“It's like a trip to Australia, but much cheaper. Fresh cool menu in a hip atmosphere. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“Great spot to grab a quick cup of coffee and homemade to go meals for the road.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Best cappuccino in town, in the heart of the local community. Grab a coffee before you start your day ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely little cafe down by the water and the theater. Enjoy a coffee while looking out over Lake Ontario.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“One of Kingston's "must-see" stops to check out the fantastic selection of gourmet preserves, international tasty treats and if nothing else, grab a pound or two of their legendary home-roasted coffee blends.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Good coffee and scones plus a selection of other baked goods and sandwhiches, and a small (high end) grocery selection. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“They pizza is to die for and the atmosphere is breathtaking! Definitely a little hidden gem”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Live music throughout the week. Quality drinks. Beautiful courtyard with live music. Check out the schedule www.musiikkicafe.com”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Excellent Hot beverages during Feb Fest, or a day of skating at Market square. Limited seating, but lovely tall wooden pub tables just add to the atmosphere”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Kingston's best brunch spot. Outstanding food. A busy spot on weekends, but well worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you're a coffee lover then Balzac's is the place to go. With some of the best coffee in town, and it's uniquely charming decor, it's a great place to sip coffee, study, read a book or meet up with friends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Best local coffee. Order a large latte and you can choose between 3 or 4 shots of expresso for the same price.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Fantastic breakfast right at your doorstep. Sweet or savoury crepes, they have it all”
  • 2 locals recommend