Coffee In The Hood | Lion Coffee | Wychwood

Lion Coffee

Lion Coffee

Lion Coffee is located on St. Clair Ave West and situated on the western side of Toronto’s Wychwood neighbourhood and on the border of the Regal Heights community.  Having heard so many positive things about Lion Coffee, I decided to stop in and give it a try – after getting stuck in a miserable downpour while dropping off my daughter at daycare.  Luckily, you can generally find a parking spot on one of the side streets or on St Clair Ave – just be aware of the no parking times.

Lion Coffee opened in May 2018 and replaced one of the many cannabis dispensaries that were closed down. Local residents were pleased to see a new indie coffee shop grace this stretch of St. Clair, west of Winona, where an increase of future residential and commercial development is also proposed. The owners Hazel (Lead Barista) and Kata (Chocolatier), ex-De Mello Palheta employees, decided to team up and offer their expertise in coffee and chocolate to the St Clair West community. In the short time they have been open, it has become a local go-to spot for residents. The feel inside Lion is fresh, modern and welcoming and I love the fact you can see right back into Kata’s yummy chocolate ‘factory’.

When I found out that Hazel is serving up De Mello roasts, I decided I would order my usual double shot Americano, which was excellent. I also took home four of Kata’s beautiful and mouth-watering chocolates to share with my wife and daughter.

If you’re looking for a great treat, stop in and have an espresso with one of Kata’s chocolates and you will surely satisfy your cravings! Also, these chocolates make for a beautiful gift — thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day 2019!

Be sure to visit Lion Coffee – enjoy the friendly owners and fall in love with this local gem. Back to work — lots of planning going on for a very busy September.


UPDATE: both my wife and daughter loved the chocolates 😊

Lion Coffee – 881 St. Clair Ave. W.

Mark Lebovits, Sales Representative
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
416-274-4984 |