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Exterior of Edgar and Joe's Cafe at 201 King Street.
Image Credit: Farnaz Gooya

Black Walnut Bakery Café

134 Wortley Rd. and 724 Richmond St.

Both locations feature outdoor seating to patrons who want to relax outside with a cup of coffee or tea. The café offers a large variety of delicious drinks, sandwiches, soups and pastries. Their daily selection of food changes seasonally, keeping a fresh menu for frequent visitors.

Edgar And Joe’s Café

255 Horton St. (at Wellington) and 201 King St. (Innovation Works)

This café in the SoHo (south of Horton Street) district is a promoted social space from Goodwill Industries. The café makes fresh food from scratch, using locally sourced ingredients when possible. Affordable prices for healthy food choices makes this café worth a visit, especially in the summer when they bring out their patio chairs!

exterior of edgar and joe's cafe
Credit: Farnaz Gooya


1164 Highbury Ave. N. (among other locations)

Already a fan favourite by most students, this particular location of the chain is just a short walk away from the school, making it easily accessible to students who live on campus or nearby. The small patio in front is perfect for drinking some of the store’s cooler drinks such as their famous Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino. Treat yourself is snacks like their popular Birthday Cake Pop and Chocolate Chunk Cookies as well.

The Gourmet Deli

285 King St. and 200 Queens Ave.

The Gourmet Deli offers a big selection of fresh sandwiches, soups and salads and all-day breakfast that you can take out to eat on their lifted patio in front of the King Street location. As a deli they also sell pepperettes and other fresh meat, plus many delicious pastries. Patron favourites include their sandwiches, like the BLT, where you can have an unlimited amount of toppings.

Williams Fresh Café

578 Richmond St. (among other locations)

One of many stores of this franchise, the Richmond Street location has a beautiful patio with umbrellas that protect patrons from the intense rays of the sun when needed. The inside is cozy and can hold a lot of people, even larger groups. The menu holds a large array of beverages and delicious meals at affordable prices for students.

You Made It Café

332 Richmond St.

Proceeds earned in the café goes towards the London community. The menu offers a wide range of rich and delicious dishes and beverages, from espressos to bacon grilled cheese sandwiches, all set at prices lower than $10. The patio is a hidden gem, allowing you to get a skyline view of the city on warm summer days.