Jun 9, 2017
Do you even coffee if you haven’t been to any of these hotspots in Edmonton? From one self-proclaimed coffee snob to the next, here’s your Ultimate Edmonton Coffee Guide to scratch your coffee-itch when in Edmonton (A.K.A. YEG). It’s been my mission to explore every single coffee shop that pops up in our new local city, since we moved. To my surprise, Edmonton’s coffee shops rival some of my favourites from Cape Town.
The Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Edmonton
Lock Stock Coffee
DOSC Sober Cat Cafe
The Sober Cat, part of DOSC, which stands for Drunken Ox Sober Cat is the newest cafe on the 104 Street block. The cafe makes up the front section of the property and it’s trendy decor still feels warm and cosy.
There are plenty of snacks available and the coffee is good, but what I love most is the fact that you could follow up your flat white with a cocktail all in the same space! 🙂
Visit them at 10190 104 St // Open Mon – Fri, 7 am – Late; Saturday Open 8 am; Sunday Open 9 am // Website.
She’s the newbie in town, and boy is she busy! The latest Instagrammable Spot in Edmonton opened up a few weeks ago and Instagrammers alike have flocked to the cafe to grab a photo with their gorgeous hand-drawn mural wallpaper as the backdrop. #Guilty They serve ACE coffee (surprise, surprise), and loads of fresh, healthy foodie options.
P.S. You want a design like that of your own?! Wilfred’s dished on the artistic minds behind it — Keith & Judi of Van Guard Works — @vanguardworks.
Visit them at 10429 121 St NW (Brewery District) // Open Tues – Sunday, 8am – 11pm // Website.
District Bakery & Cafe
In Summer, you’ll find me enjoying the sun on their patio with a sundowner in my hand during happy hour. In Winter, I’ll be cosying indoors with a flat white and their incredible coconut rice pudding. Morning, noon and night — they’ve got you covered! Between 4 & 7pm, don’t miss out on their happy hour!
Note: Parking is always a bit of a struggle.
Another hidden coffee spot, this ‘koffiehuis’ (Dutch for Coffee House) is easy to miss with no clear signage. You’ll likely struggle to find the door in winter, when the garage-warehouse doors aren’t open, but the struggle will be worth it! They’re right next door to The Art of Cake Cafe. The coffee is great, the atmosphere is great and you can enjoy a board game or two.
Visit them at 11807 105 Avenue // Website // Mon -Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm; Sat-Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm.
Located just off Jasper Ave, this place might be small, but it offers the convenience of a lunch and coffee on the go when you’re stuck Downtown. Their small menu is always changing with a feature sandwich of the day available. There is limited seating, so most of their business is take-out.
With two Downtown locations and one on 124th Street, many Credo-die-hard-fans have named this the best coffee in town. They serve Intelligentsia Coffee.
They have the local JACEK chocolate available too! (But if their limited selection leaves you wanting more, the actual JACEK store is right next door!)
The Best Coffee Shops on 124th Street
Duchess Bake Shop
This amazing patisserie is an Edmonton institution! It is always busy and it’s no wonder — it was ranked as one of the world’s top bakeries along with Laduree here. If you need a macaron and a coffee in a french patisserie, this is your spot!
Visit them at 10718 124 St NW // Mon: Closed; Tues – Fri: 9am–7pm; Sat: 10am–6pm; Sun: 10am–5pm // Website.
The Barking Buffalo Cafe
We found this cafe because one of our other favourites along 124th street, Duchess Bake Shop, was closed (as they always are on a Monday). The coffee shop doubles as a local clothing store so you can shop too!
They serve Pilot Coffee Roasters.
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~ Your Coffee Addict,