About Us

A unique coffee house


From schoolhouse to coffee house

Located in a historic High School, nestled in the beating heart of Richmond Hill next to the Centre for Performing Arts. Covernotes is a welcoming place, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and an endless supply of good reads.


More than a cafe

One of a kind tea collection

Visit our famous tea wall with an amazing selection of organic loose leaf teas. With over 100 blends to choose from, we have something delicious for every tea lover.

The best coffee

All of our coffee beverages are made with only the best locally sourced, organic, and Fair Trade Certified coffee beans .

Baked goods, sandwiches & more

Enjoy our food menu consisting of freshly baked in-house goods selected daily with a focus on seasonal ingredients and delicious sandwiches grilled to perfection .

See what people have to say:

Well maintained historical high school building has been converted Into coffee house. There's a beautiful statue of dancers at front. It's the fusion of classical and modern. In hot summer, sitting on the patio and having a cup of coffee, how comfortable it is.

Mei Jin

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This coffee shop will gonna be one of my best places to go. So good sandwiches and hot chocolate. Lets go through this situation, I’d love to see their live bands. Oh their hummus pesto chicken sandwich is admirable!!

WangOh Jeung

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Went on a Sunday afternoon and ordered a latte and cookie. Staff were super friendly and my drink came with a small biscuit which was a very pleasant surprise. Both drink and cookie were great and patio was nice and spacious.

Christopher C

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A beautiful coffee shop in an amazing building. There are not many visible signs but it is located near Richmond hill center for performing arts.

I had a piece of banana loaf which was delicious and there are art works on the walls that make the place beautiful and you can buy them if you like. Also there are books to read if you like to spend some quiet time reading.

Christopher C

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Covernotes is my sanctuary. I come here to study, to relax, or to meet people and socialize.

They have a variety of options for drinks, and different types of tea.

Cakes and desserts are fresh and some toasts and sandwiches are served as well.

I recommend Covernotes to anyone who's looking for a place to go regularly.

Parmida Mdz

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One of the best coffee shops in the area. You feel like you’re in downtown Toronto.

Great for group gatherings and you can hang out here without any pressure to rush and leave.

The large collection of books from floor to ceiling makes it cozy and feels like home. Great variety of teas, vegan treats and sandwiches/wraps.

Melissa Fuchs

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Authentic coffee shop with pleasant staff and some mellow music.

Variety of cakes and non-dairy options. Great way to start the day!

Hydi Ng

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Come for a visit

Monday 9am - 5pm

Tuesday 9am - 6pm

Wednesday 9am - 6pm

Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 6pm

Sunday 9am - 5pm

Closed on all statutory holidays and certain days are subject to early closure for special events.


The Heart of the City

Visit us in the heart of the beautiful city of Richmond Hill.


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