I’ve lived in Mississauga for almost ten years now, and as a self-professed coffee addict, I’m familiar with all the best coffee shops in Mississauga. This is truly the ultimate list of independently owned Mississauga coffee shops. Unlike my list of the best coffee shops in Toronto (where there are so many coffee shops), I’ve frequented every single indie cafe in Mississauga. And they’re all wonderful!
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Best Coffee Shops in Mississauga
Here’s exactly where you’ll find the best coffee in Mississauga. You won’t see any big chains on this list. Sorry, Tim Hortons and Starbucks. Move aside. You can find delicious, rich cups of coffee and espresso beverages at these small businesses in Mississauga, Port Credit, Streetsville, the city centre, and beyond.
Halo Espresso Bar
Our first cafe of this coffee tour around Mississauga is Halo Espresso Bar. I’ve been fortunate enough to frequent this coffee shop in Mississauga on a few occasions. You’ll feel right at home at this bright and beautiful cafe with its spacious seating area, house plants, and colorful coffee mural at the back.
You can see that there’s a coffee roasting machine at the back of the shop. Halo Espresso Bar is one of the best coffee shops in Mississauga that roasts its own coffee. They also prepare a variety of espresso based beverages, like Americanos, lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites. Their espresso machine, a “La Marzocco”, is a top of the line piece of equipment that is hand crafted in Italy. They’ve got many kinds of plant-based milk, like soy, almond, coconut and oat. Not a coffee fan? There are eight different kinds of tea and cold pressed juices.
The Cold Pressery is a 100% vegan cafe in Mississauga that serves light meals, burgers, tacos, smoothies, and coffee. I am a regular customer at the Cold Pressery, even though it’s a little bit far from where I live (the cafe is near Square One shopping center). They’ve always got delicious food and drink on the menu, and you won’t be disappointed.
The whole menu is completely plant-based and vegan. In terms of coffee, The Cold Pressery has the following drinks: cafe latte, iced vatte (double shot of espresso with almond milk and agave), Americano, espresso, and coffee. They’ve also got an assortment of matcha beverages if that’s more your jam.
The Cold Pressery has a casual environment where you’re welcome to work on your laptop while you enjoy your food and drinks. It’s also a great place to meet your friends, whether it’s for coffee or a meal. The back wall is always changing and decorated with beautiful artwork (when I recently visited, there was a powerful quote on the entirely black wall).
Buka Maranga is in the northwest corner of Mississauga, and it definitely caters to an area where you’ll mostly find coffee chains. Skip the huge corporate coffee shops and head straight to Buka Maranga! They serve breakfast and lunch, and there’s also a coffee bar there, too.
You’ll find some of the best coffee in Mississauga at Buka Maranga. There are so many caffeinated beverages to choose from, including cappuccino, mocha, lattes and more. There are some interesting flavored lattes, like a turmeric gold latte, beetroot latte, and lavender blue matcha latte. I opted for an iced Americano with almond milk when I visited, and it was super refreshing.
I haven’t dined at Buka Maranga, but they’re really well known for their bagels. They’ve been making them fresh daily on site for over 20 years. I browsed the menu for vegan options, and here they are: hummus bagel toast, avocado bagel toast, several salads on the menu, and grilled vegetable piadini. There are a few power smoothies that can be vegan, too.
Hale Coffee is an indie coffee shop that’s in the middle of Mississauga’s largest shopping mall, Square One! While you’ll find lots of chains and bigger coffee companies here, head directly to Hale Coffee to experience one of the best coffee shops in Mississauga.
Hale Coffee is a specialty coffee micro roaster based in Toronto with a couple of retail cafes (one is in Mississauga). They source high quality coffee beans from around the world, like Nicaragua, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Ethiopia. They roast the green beans at their headquarters in Toronto, and we can enjoy their brewed bevvies in Mississauga.
I was pleased to find several espresso and coffee beverages on the menu, and it was easy to ask for plant-based milk. In this case, I ordered an Americano (which I take black), and it was rich and flavorful. While the ambiance of Hale Coffee isn’t amazing (it’s in a mall food court, essentially), it’s a super convenient place to try some of the best coffee in Mississauga.
Studio.89 is unlike any other Mississauga coffee shop! It’s a non-profit community hub and fair trade cafe that’s also 100% vegan. Studio.89 offers accessible programming for the community, as well as a free space for workshops and events.
This is one of the best cafes in Mississauga because they care about people, animals, and the planet. They run events for the community, provide a space for animal advocacy (and 100% plant-based products), and they aim to reduce overall waste.
As for the menu, you can find an assortment of coffee, tea, and espresso beverages. They’ve got almond, soy, and coconut milk. There are lots of vegan desserts and treats, as well as lunch menu items like grilled cheese, soups, wraps, a pulled mushroom sandwich, and bowls. With so much yummy food and drink and their sustainable initiatives, this is one of the best coffee shops in Mississauga.
Little Rose Cookie Co
Craving a sweet treat with your coffee? Head directly to Little Rose Cookie Co in the village of Streetsville, within the heart of Mississauga. While they’re first and foremost known for their cookies, Little Rose Cookie Co is a cute cafe with lots of coffee beverages, too.
The bottom shelf in the photo above features all vegan cookies, including a chocolate chip cookie with an Oreo baked inside that I sampled (yum!). There are also sugar cookies, but the vegan ones tend to go fast. It’s also possible to order custom made cookies, too. I really enjoyed my iced Americano with oat milk as well. I can’t wait to return to Little Rose Cookie Co for some more delicious cookies and coffee.
Port Credit Coffee Shops
As I live in Port Credit, I’m happy to highlight two excellent Mississauga coffee shops right in my own neighborhood. While Archtop Cafe is right on Lakeshore in the middle of town, it took me years to discover Back Road Coffee Roasters because they’re hidden behind the main roads. Hopefully you pay both of them a visit!
Archtop Cafe is my favorite coffee shop in Mississauga for a few reasons. First, I can easily walk to it from home as it’s practically down the street. Second, it’s a music cafe: a record store/coffee shop, which I absolutely adore. You can shop for vinyl and sip coffee at the same time. Third, when I asked the owners if they could start carrying a few vegan dessert options, they happily started selling them! Isn’t that fantastic?
It’s easy to spend hours at Archtop Cafe. You can savor a coffee in their cozy cafe and browse some newer vinyl on the shelves opposite the coffee bar. Then, you can head downstairs where there are records galore. Flip through racks upon racks of used records where you’ll find some hidden gems.
Archtop Cafe offers fair trade and freshly roasted coffee. You can also bring home a bag of their roasted coffee beans, too. They have a variety of espresso drinks with several plant-based milks. In addition, all of their soups are vegan, plus they have a vegan sandwich and a number of vegan salads. They’ve also got vegan ice cream now, too!
Back Road Coffee Roasters
Back Road Coffee Roasters is one of the best cafes in Mississauga for those in the know. And now you know! This Mississauga coffee shop is a motor coffee shop that blends the owners interests in coffee and motorcycles. Even though they’re a little removed from the main streets in Port Credit, they’re one of the best coffee shops in Mississauga.
Just like you might take the back road on a motorcycle to enjoy the journey, Back Road Coffee Roasters takes their time to preserve the quality of their beans. Back Road Coffee Roasters ensures that their beans are a product of sustainable and ethical farming practices. They have delicious coffee blends and delightful single-origin coffees.
I ordered an iced Americano with oat milk on a hot day, and it did not disappoint. The coffee bar is only open early in the morning until noon on most weekdays (closed on Sunday and Monday), and they stay open until 2pm on Saturdays. Their online shop is open 24 hours a day, so you can enjoy their freshly roasted coffee beans from the comfort of your own home.
Map of Mississauga Coffee Shops
Want to visit the best cafes in Mississauga in your neighborhood? Here are all of the coffee shops that I’ve mentioned above represented visually on a map.
Do you want to save this map for future reference? If you click the star beside the map title, it will be saved to your Google Maps account. Then, you can access it while hiking from your own Google Maps app (it will be listed under “your places” and then “maps”).
More Things to Do in Mississauga
Mississauga and specifically Port Credit is where Justin and I call home. There are lots of things to do in Mississauga and most of these are low cost or free activities. Even though we’re really close to the city of Toronto (living in the GTA), there are many places to visit in Mississauga that are wonderful. You can have a lot of fun in Mississauga without needing to go into Toronto!
- Kariya Park, a beautiful Japanese garden in Mississauga
- Stunning gardens in Toronto and the GTA, many are in Mississauga
- Public art and murals in Lakeview
- The best parks and trails in Port Credit
- Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
- Meadowvale Conservation Area
- Riverwood Conservancy, garden and hiking trails in Mississauga
- Wahoosh Falls, Mississauga’s waterfall
- The best hiking trails in Mississauga
I feature a lot of blog posts relating to coffee and cafes because I’m a coffee fiend! In fact, there’s a whole section about coffee on JPL. If you want to read more about coffee and coffee shops, I’ve got you covered:
- Coffee Traditions Around the World
- How to Make Your Own Coffee While Traveling
- Best Coffee in Nashville, Tennessee
- Top Coffee Shops in Portland, Maine
- The 5 Best Cafes in Copenhagen