Hot Beverage Week 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Hot Beverage Week winner, Cake-ology!

From December 2-9th, warm up with various festive beverages crafted with love by the talented baristas, brewers, and barkeeps of the Exchange District. You’ll find a delightful range of beverages for whatever you’re in the mood for. Some with a spirited kick, others with a caffeine boost, all designed to bring you some warm seasonal joy.

Whether you’re treating yourself to a cozy concoction as you Shop the Exchange , or hopping from one cozy spot to another with good company, these beverages are the perfect companions for your festive adventures.

You’ve got a whole week to savour these delightful creations and cast your vote for your absolute favourite of the 18 participating locations below starting December 2!

Across the Board

White Chocolate Cherry Latté

Warm up with the decadent flavours of white chocolate and cherry invigorating our classic latte, topped with cherry infused whipped cream and white chocolate shavings.

Check out Across the Board

Amsterdam Tea Room

Boozy After Eight

A rich fusion of Northern Keep Vodka, aromatic After Eight Tea, and a delightful blend of peppermint, chocolate, and vanilla harmoniously mixed with velvety steamed milk.

Can be made vegan upon request.

Check out Amsterdam Tea Room

Bahay Kubo

Flat Tops Champurrado

Savour the fusion of Filipino and Mexican delights. A velvety chocolate rice pudding, infused with Flat Tops chocolate, topped with salted cheese foam and condensed milk. A perfect indulgence for chilly weather, blending sweet and savoury in every sip.

Check out Bahay Kubo


Hot Cocoa’a’gogo

Homemade hot chocolate made with dark cocoa powder, vanilla, condensed milk, infused with a shot of nitro coffee from sheepdog coffee co. Topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shaving.

Check out Bodegoes


Snowy Mocha

Indulge in the warmth of winter with our Snowy Mocha, a delightful blend of 2 shots of espresso, homemade chocolate syrup, velvety 2% steamed milk, topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream, finely shredded milk chocolate, and a sprinkling of delicate white snowflakes.

Check out Bronuts


Smoked Taho Latte

A bold shot of espresso meets the richness of smoked soy milk, crowned with a velvety burnt meringue foam. The final touch? A drizzle of indulgent muscovado syrup, creating a symphony of flavours in every sip.

Check out Cake-ology

Cibo Waterfront Cafe

Hot Italian Cookie

Warm up with a trip through the Mediterranean! Fig preserves are blended with Disaronno, Kraken Rum, and steamed milk, to mimic the flavours of a traditional Italian Cookie. Whipped cream and nonpariels complete the experience! This beverage can be made vegan, upon request.

Check out Cibo Waterfront Cafe


S’mores Hot Chocolate

Toasted marshmallow hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, toasted homemade marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs.

Check out Clementine

Darling Bar

Hot and Heavy

A drink that warms the soul. This drink is similar to a hot toddy, but accomplished in a very different way. The light acidic notes from butterscotch liqueur plays with the bitterness from the earl grey tea, while the amaretto and bourbon work in unison to increase the proof and add flavours of cherry and spice. Finally, the cinnamon stick smouldering on top creates a unique aroma that fills your senses before every sip.

Check out Daring Bar


Café Bordo

Indulge in the rich warmth of our maple coffee. A perfect blend of Colombian coffee beans, the comforting sweetness of Cabot Trail Maple Cream and the bold flavour of Cabot Trail Whiskey. Finished with whipped cream and dark Callebaut chocolate shavings. A delightful harmony for your taste buds.

Check out Hermanos

King + Bannatyne

Winter Spiced Coconut Milk Tea

Hot milk tea steeped with juniper, cinnamon and cloves, sweetened with brown sugar and coconut milk, topped with toasted coconut and hibiscus flower.

Check out King + Bannatyne

Little Brown Jug

Caramel Apple Wassail

Is it “was-ail” or “wossel”? You decide. Little Brown Jug’s Cider made with Ontario apples, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove, then sweetened with rich caramel and Grand Marnier. Festively dusted with gold dazzle dust, courtesy of our friends at Jenna Rae Cakes and served in an LBJ camp mug that you get to keep.

Check out Little Brown Jug

Más Coffee Co.

Pumpkin Pie Affogato

The fusion of warm, spiced pumpkin pie, silky ice cream, and a complex and vibrant espresso come together to make this perfect cold weather experience! Featuring locally sourced Pumpkin Spice ice cream from Fête, our Pumpkin Pie Affogato is topped with Canadian roasted espresso with notes of walnut and vanilla, whipped cream, and cinnamon. The result is a nuanced, warm, and nostalgic interpretation of the classic affogato. Come experience espresso in its coziest form at Màs today!

Check out Más Coffee

Nonsuch Brewing Co.

Cranberry Orange Tea Radler

This bright and citrusy radler made with rice lager, cranberry juice, mandarin oranges, elderflower syrup, and a mix of green and black teas is sure to warm your spirits this holiday season.

Check out Nonsuch

Parlour Coffee

Butterscotch Toffee Latté

A festive latté sweetened with in-house Caramel sauce, and topped with a crunchy homemade Butterscotch Toffee crumble.

Check out Parlour Coffee

Patent 5

Hot Buttered Rum

Our nostalgic twist on a classic dating back to the 1600s. Aged Rum, Brown Butter, Crème Anglaise, and a medley of Winter Spices, topped with Grated Nutmeg. An indulgent fusion of history and innovation for rum, eggnog, and butterscotch enthusiasts. Perfect for the holiday season.

Check out Patent 5

Rosé Coffee & Wine

Mulled Wine

Hot red wine and brandy with oranges, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and brown sugar. It’s perfect for cold weather. Embrace the warmth of hot red wine and brandy infused with oranges, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and a touch of brown sugar. Perfect for chilly days, this comforting blend is your go-to for cozying up in cold weather.

Check out Rosé Coffee & Wine

VA Cafe

Gingerbread Latté with Toasted Sesame

A drink that embodies the flavours of the season while utilizing high quality cafe techniques to accentuate the flavour of our coffee beans. Adding a layer of brown sugar to the espresso shot before extracting it creates a more rich and silky flavor that works so well with our coffee and flavour choices.

Check out VA Cafe