Whether you buy into it or think it’s completely cuckoo, astrology – the pseudoscience that claims to divine information about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the movements and relative positions of celestial objects – is a part of modern culture. From predictions in the almanac to daily horoscopes in credible news outlets, regardless of where your beliefs lie, it’s likely you know your zodiac sign. It’s also likely that if you’re a living, breathing human being, that you like coffee or some sort of caffeinated beverage, and that’s why we’re giving you the Ultimate Coffee Shop Guide according to your zodiac*.
Completely lost and don’t even know what your zodiac sign means for who fundamentally are as a person? No problem! Along with the coffee shop just for you, is a high-level breakdown of the basic traits of your zodiac sign. (*also applies to Rising and Moon signs).
Aries – March 21-April 19
Where my Aries folks at? You lucky cats kick-off the Zodiac year, so it’s fitting your sign loves new experiences. Fearless and strong when it comes to face the challenges that life has to offer, Aries likes to stick to their commitments, including their coffee routine. Your ideal coffee shop: Fika Cafe. A Swedish-inspired coffee shop and bakery located in Toronto’s Kensington Market, Fika has an offering of your typical coffee shop fare, but also delicious concoctions like a Lavender White Chocolate Cocoa — mmmm!
Taurus – April 20-May 20
If you’re a Taurus, you’re totally a pleasure seeker, but as an earth sign, you’re naturally grounded, dependable, and hard-working. That’s why Milou is the perrrrfect spot for you. In the trendy neighbour of Dundas West, this cafe, which moonlights as a wine bar is chic, one-of-a-kind, and super charming – just like you.
Gemini – May 21-June 20
The “twins” represent Gemini, recognized as the sacred duality present in the universe, Gemini is an intellectual and versatile sign with an endless curiosity and a bright, quick-witted mind,” notes Montúfar.
Btw, Gemini is a mutable sign, along with Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. These signs are all versatile and resourceful. Each quadruplicity grouping indicates obstacles and challenges between the zodiac signs that will eventually lead to personal growth, Montúfar explains.
Cancer – June 21-July 22
Cancers are very loyal, and this sign sticks to their roots and excels at getting what it wants to protect their family and loved ones. They’re often referred to as the “mother hen” and exercise their maternal instincts often, so it’s only fitting that Maman is our pick for the sign known as the Crab. Home-y, Parisian vibes, and a good cup of café is what this place is all about, and a loyal Cancer will keep going back for more.
Leo – July 23-August 22
King of the jungle, the Leo sign is represented by “the lion” and is ruled by the Sun. If you know a Leo, then you probably also know that making a good impression is the number one priority. This sign’s creativity and fiery magnetism puts this sign at the center stage of life.
It also makes sense, then, that the Leo is connected to the fire element since their upbeat energy and passion make them perfect for being at the forefront of people’s attention. Enter: Coffee Oysters Champagne. The finer things in life, and all in a totally Instagrammable space.
Virgo – August 23-September 22
Ruled by Mercury, Virgo is ‘the virgin,’ representing the ideal of wholeness and perfection. Virgos are literally designed to be industrious, methodical, and efficient, in a very similar way to the minimialistic but stunning interiors found at Pilot Coffee Roasters. Plus, their matcha green tea oat milk latte is arguably the best in the city. Any Virgo would tell you that.
Libra – September 23-October 22
You know those scales of justice symbols? Yeah, that represents Libra. An intellectual sign ruled by the planet Venus, they’re basically the epitome of beauty, balance, harmony, and a sense of fair play (get it? Scales? Balance?? so it only makes sense that Early Bird Cafe is the perfect place for a Libra to go. Have you ever met a Libra who isn’t a morning person, is tardy, and doesn’t have impeccable style? Hence why the name is so very fitting. Early Bird has that unique mix of beauty and charm, coffee shop and restaurant, and with more than one location in the city, it appeals to the Libra who loves their variety.
Scorpio – October 23-November 21
Scorpio is, yep, “the scorpion.” Both emotional and resilient, Scorpios in one word are passionate. Ruled by both Mars and Pluto, Scorpios are often known to be kinda hot and cold – as should their taste in coffee be. Dineen has that old romantic charm that brings back the nostalgia and ritual that coffee drinking is known for, but is located right downtown in the heart of the city. This juxtaposition is perfect for the often unpredictable Scorpio’s tastes.
Sagittarius – November 22-December 21
Sags are adventurious, versatile, and, most importantly, truth-seekers. The best way for them to get answers is to seek out tons of connections with others, and that usually means through travel, education, and a keen sense of curiosity. That’s why Relay Coffee Roasters in Hamilton, ON makes the cut on this list, a nice road trip away from the city to drink delicious coffee is something a true Sag would do. Go check ’em out.
Capricorn – December 21-January 20
Capricorns are ambitious and fiercely loyal, and when faced with big life challenges, they’re at their best. Versus Coffee was and continues to be a huge supporter of the community during these unprecedented times, and their sense of community, local and support local businesses is reflected in how they partner with local roasters and local suppliers. Sounds like something a true Cap would do, too.
Aquarius – January 21-February 18
Aquarius folks are often humanitarian-focused, visionaries, and progressive souls interested in making the world a much better place. It only makes sense that they’d frequent an Aussie coffee shop. Now with two locations, Arvo Coffee is known for their flat whites and bottle shop featuring natural wines from around the world.
Pisces – February 19-March 20
Dreamy and spiritual, this sign represents the end of the zodiacal journey and wraps up the qualities of all the previous eleven signs to bring the spirit into a perfect state of wholeness, and make no apologies for it. Hence of course, why their ideal coffee destination is Sorry Coffee Co., a word that seldom leaves their mouth for their ability to connect with everyone they meet.