Instagram-friendly restaurants, cafes, and bakeries in Toronto are very popular. Our very own King West neighbourhood has several, including the recently opened Cops café. And trust us – you need to get to Cops.
If you’re seeking photogenic baked goods, get your smartphone camera ready for Cops. Located at 445 Adelaide Street, Cops is a stripped-down café specializing in a single variety of baked goods – the sought after little donuts. These Tiny Tim-esque donuts are what customers come to Cops for. They don’t sell much else but needless to say, these donuts are perhaps the best in Toronto’s core.
Cops is the brainchild behind the same people who oversee Baddies. If it’s not drip coffee or donuts, you won’t find it here. No rippling coffee latte art here. Cops is simplistic, straightforward, and has focused on doing what it does best on menu items which excel compared to the competition’s. Awash in a single hue and easy to spot, browse the baby pink interior for some extra Instagrammable spots. The interior is a design from the Custom Table Company’s Sarah Lavigne, achieving a minimalist look, complete with customized bleacher benches, shelves, and metal grates.
The drip coffee at Cops is from Calgary’s Monogram brand, a premiere roaster in the North American third-wave coffee scene. If you’re looking for beans to go, the bags are competitively priced and are custom pink to match Cops’ interior. If you’re seeking simple honest coffee with a good caffeine boost, it’s great! Nevertheless, the donuts are the star of the show. Choose from 2-3 daily varieties and enjoy the Himalayan pink sea salt which tops them.
If you love pink and donuts, well, there’s no better place to go. They’re not open on Sundays so that’s something to keep in mind. Cops is in a great location and anytime you’re out on a walk this winter, stop in to grab some fresh hot donuts and a warm cup of coffee. You won’t be disappointed. As this small business continues to establish itself, it’ll be interesting to see if there’s a third coming to ‘Cops’ and ‘Baddies’ somewhere in Toronto in the near future.