Java. Cup of Joe. Morning must have. No matter what you call it, there’s nothing like a cup of coffee. And in Edmonton, there’s no shortage of unique coffee shops to suit your fancy.
Rise & Root Cafe
Tucked away in the west end, on Lessard Road, this cozy spot is a farm-to-fork style cafe, complete with mismatched furniture and a chalkboard menu. Their wide selection of drinks and food is wholesome for the family.
20020 Lessard Road, Edmonton
Ph: (780) 757-9662
You may have first become familiar with Lui-Chi’s when it started out as a coffee truck, but they now can be found in the lobby of the Phipps McKinnon Building. You’ve gotta try their organic wood roasted whiskey barrel aged beans…
Phipps McKinnon Building 10020 101A Ave
Ph: (780) 756-2009
Cat Cafe on Whyte
A kitten with your latte? The homey cat lounge gives you a chance to spend some time with adoptable cats while you try a handcrafted, gourmet drink. Sounds purr-fect.
10111 82 Ave, Edmonton
The Nook Cafe
Nook’s mission is simple: reconnect people in a cozy environment. In the heart of downtown, it’s the perfect place to pop in for a coffee or spend the afternoon among friends.
10153 97 Street NW, Edmonton
Ph: (780) 761-6665
The Woodrack Cafe
Simplicity, consistency, and quality – Woodrack has its priorities in hand. And with local happenings taking place all the time, it’s the place to be for impromptu concerts, local artist features, and music lessons.
#101 7603 109 Street, Edmonton
Ph: (780) 757-0380
Brown Butter Cafe
This minimalist cafe on the south side is just as well known for their freshly made “bunwiches” as they are their delicious coffee. In fact, you can see right into the kitchen to see them being made.
1528 91 Street, Edmonton
Ph: (780) 752-9900
Barking Buffalo Cafe
Three friends got together on the fantastic to combine their love of fashion and love of coffee. The result is an unique shopping and cafe experience sharing space that fits perfectly into the Shop 124 Street lifestyle.
10842 124 Street, Edmonton
Little Brick Cafe & General Store
When the owners of Little Brick transformed the historic house in Riverbend into a homey cafe, they certainly made a coffee shop where anyone can feel comfortable. From the living room setting inside to the picnic tables in the fenced-in yard, it’s like they invited you into their home.
10004 90 Street NW, Edmonton
Sometimes it’s hard to get that relaxing cup of coffee with toddlers in tow. Coffee Life has you covered. It’s split into two sections, and behind that door by the counter is a separate play space for kids while parents get their caffeine fix.
1915 103 Street, Edmonton
Ph: (780) 439-9197
No list of Edmonton’s coffee shops would be complete without Block 1912. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick me up or a full meal while listening to live jazz on Monday evenings, it’s a must-visit in the city.
10361 82 Avenue, Edmonton
Ph: (780) 433 6575
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By: Sarah Chestnutt
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share it’s stories.