6 Must Visit Cafes in Orillia & Lake Country

6 Must Visit Cafes in Orillia & Lake Country

These six cafes know how to serve up an expert brew while offering some of the most unique hangout spots in the region. From perfecting the ambiance to hosting special events and forming creative flavours in your mug, these cafes will ensure your experience is a memorable one!

Mark IV Brothers

Located on the outskirts of downtown Orillia, the family-owned Mark IV Brothers is a beloved ode to good coffee and cottage-country living. Order an expertly made brew, kick back with a good book, and take in the beautiful décor of this cozy café.   

Mariposa Market

Family-owned for 34 years, this historic site has been in the baking business since 1859. Explore 3 floors of Mariposa Market, Susie Q’s sweet treats shop is located in the basement, while the main floor hosts an array of delicious home-made style baked goods, a lunch menu, and gift shops, and the upstairs loft provide ample dining space.  

Em’s Café

This bright and beautiful café sits perfectly in the middle of Coldwater Village’s quaint downtown core. Offering an array of freshly baked sweet treats and a hearty lunch menu to pair perfectly with your daily dose of caffeine, Em’s Café is the ideal place to kick back and catch up with a group of pals. In the summertime, don’t miss out on the beautifully decorated alleyway patio. 

Lone Wolf Café

This specialty coffeehouse doubles as an after-hours cocktail lounge. Pop a seat at Lone Wolf during the morning or lunch service for a cool, quiet place to sip on a perfectly-brewed cup of joe, or drop in from Thursday to Saturday to check out the unique After Dark event where a curated cocktail menu is served alongside occasional live music, guest speakers, and art events. 

Trading Post Cabin

Coffeehouse, pizza place, and cottage-style souvenir shop, Trading Post Cabin is not to be missed when traversing the historic Trent-Severn Waterway. Just steps away from Rawley Resort and Starport Marina, this café hits the sweet spot with its fireside patio dining, delicious menu, and wonderfully cozy ambiance. 

Apple Annie’s Café

One of downtown Orillia’s go-to spots, Apple Annie’s serves up a perfect lunch menu with all the caffeinated kicks you could want. Check out the artsy décor, both interior and exterior, and stay tuned for warmer weather to indulge in the homemade gelato menu.  


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