The Only Cafe On The Danforth At Donlands

Restaurants, The Danforth

Despite the name, The Only Cafe is not really a cafe at all… nor is there anything “only” about it; it’s actually three establishments in one! Equal parts independent coffee hotspot (One In The Only), long-time local craft beer hangout, and destination inn of choice for the international backpacker set (The Only Backpackers Inn), The Only Cafe is unreservedly a par excellence neighbourhood gathering place and hub of activity!


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While they DO serve a great espresso when the early morning calls for it, today we want to talk about The Only Cafe, just one slice of this awesome local buisiness! Self-proclaimed as the grooviest little speak-easy on the Danforth, it’s become a staple of The Danforth established, immediately recognizable by is colourfully painted facade!


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It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing night out with friends, if you’re sick of predictable pub chains (like the Firkins), and are thirsty for something local! Nestled into the north side streetscape near Donlands, this community favourite boasts around 25 local craft brews on tap, plus 230 bottles and cans of imported and domestic beer!


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Plus, if you come on the right night, you may be lucky enough to catch some live local talent, like Ron Hawkins, the roots and soul duo Mudpunch, and rock act Merle!


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Always looking for new way to be active in their community, the Only Cafe sponsors and participates in many festival and celebrations across the city, including music and beer fests, and even host their own “Beer Week” four times a year in collaboration with local breweries! Look for them at Summer Beer Fest next month!


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What can beat a good patio in the summer?! From boozy brunches to leisurely nightcaps, a good patio sets the tone for your whole outing! Our friends love congragating on The Only Cafe’s rear private patio!!

Cheers to the business that enrich the fabric of our neighbourhood!


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