Best Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta
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Do you wonder where to get great coffee in Edmonton, Alberta? If you do, this post is for you! After more than a decade of living here, I have compiled a list of my favourite places to grab coffee. Some of these places are coffee shops, some are bake shops, and some are bistros. Whether you want just a cup of coffee to go, coffee with brunch, or coffee with cake, there’s a place for you.
In no particular order here are my favourite places to grab coffee in Edmonton, Alberta:
Duchess Bake Shop
Duchess is famous for being one of the best bake shops in Edmontons. On a typical weekend, their cakes and pastries are often sold out between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. And just like the cakes and pastries, their coffee is also delicious. In fact, my favourite iced latte in town can be found at the Duchess Bake Shop. There are two locations (124th street and Ritchie Market), but only the one at 124th street serves coffee. Opening hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Duchess is typically closed on holidays or the day(s) after a holiday. Check the website for updated menu and opening hours.
Wilfred’s is a cute bistro located downtown, in the Oliver square next to Brewery City Market. It currently shares its space with Made by Marcus ice cream, making it a perfect place for a meal/ snack, coffee and dessert! See their website for an updated menu and opening hours.
Transcend Coffee & Roastery
There are two locations, one in Garneau and one at Ritchie Market. Both locations serve coffee and a small selection of pastries. The current opening hours are Monday-Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. May be closed on certain holidays. Check the website before going for up-to-date opening hours.
Newly opened right next to Sunterra Market at Lendrum Place Shopping Centre. Krew Cafe is nested in a children’s clothing boutique. In addition to delicious coffee, matcha and other beverages, they also have pastries. There is indoor and sometimes outdoor (depending on weather) sitting. Krew Cafe is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are closed Sundays. Since the cafe is located in a children’s boutique and they also serve beverages such as hot chocolate, this is a great place to go with little ones. Check out their Instagram page for updated opening hours.
Iconoclast Coffee Roasters
Located inside the historic Oliver Exchange Building. Iconoclast Coffee Roasters also has a generous food menu with brunch options, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and more. Their outdoor seating is very cosy in the warmer months. Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. See their website and Instagram page for more details.
Also located in the Oliver Exchange Building is Brio Bakery. Although they specialize in artisanal breads, you can also find delicious pastries and coffee. I’ve had their coffee a few times and it’s just as good as what you’d get from a coffee shop. There is also limited seating inside and a little more outside (when weather permits) if you wish to enjoy some pastries and coffee to stay. Brio Bakery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. If you’re interested in buying their breads and pastries, make sure to visit as early as possible because they sell out quickly. Visit their website and Instagram page for more details.
ACE Coffee Roasters
The perfect place to meet up with a friend for some coffee and doughnuts. There are three locations: West Ritchie open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every day, Garneau open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm every day, and Bountiful Farmer’s Market open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday-Sunday. You can check the most recently updated hours on their Instagram page. The location at the farmer’s market does not have sitting, but the market offers some sitting next to the food stall at the other end.
Roasti Coffee Company
First established as a roastery in 2016, Rosti opened its first coffee bar in Sherwood Park in 2018. In 2021, Roasti opened its second location on Whyte Avenue. Opening hours are from Monday-Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Roasti is a great place to grab a cup of coffee to sip onto on your way to class, work or during a stroll in the Old Strathcona. Visit their Instagram page for the latest opening hours.
As of 2022, the Whyte Avenue location has closed permanently, but the Sherwood Park location remains open.
A little cafe located right next to Blush Lane Organic Market. You can grab a coffee to go, or sit down for a snack or meal. They are open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday-Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. See the latest opening hours on their website.
Located on Jasper Avenue in downtown, Coffee Bureau has a small but cosy interior with with some outdoor sitting in nice weather. It makes the perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee and people watch. I particularly like sitting next to the window on a rainy, sleepy day. In addition to hot and cold beverages, they also serve a selection of pastries and bagels. Coffee Bureau is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The latest opening hours are posted on their Instagram page.
Also located downtown on Jasper Avenue. LockStock Coffee is a great place to visit when you’re downtown and need a cup of coffee and something to eat. They also serve a good selection of delicious breakfast options, sandwiches and pastries, including vegan and gluten free alternatives. Look up menu. They are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Visit the website before going for up-to-date hours and menu.
This is the place to go to for a lovely coffee and a homey ambiance. It is located in the heart of Edmonton, in a house on a residential street. They have indoor sitting and outdoor tables in the yard. In addition to delicious coffee, cocktails, wine and beer, they serve food made with ingredients from local farms. The menu is seasonal and changes frequently. Little Brick is open every day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Go to the website for the latest opening hours, menu and updates.
Whether you’re in the mood for a simple cup of coffee, a delicious cappuccino, or a honey latte, Credo is the place to go. They also have a decent selection of children’s beverages such as hot chocolate or milk & honey. There is also a selection of baked goods made in house and jacek chocolates. Credo has three locations. The one at 104 street is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The one at 124 street is open Monday-Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The location in Enbridge Centre is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Take a look at their Instagram page for the latest opening hours.
Square 1 Coffee
My favourite place to visit when I want a coffee and a savoury snack. When I’m feeling lazy, I love to come here and grab a wrap and iced latte. They also have pastries, cakes, salads, soups, and more. There is plenty of sitting, so Square 1 Coffee also a great place for a casual business meeting. There are two locations: in Aspen Gardens and Glenora. Both locations are open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm, and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit the website before going for the latest hours and news.
As one of the oldest places on this list, Remedy Cafe has been around for over 15 years! Both beverages and cuisine have an Indian and Pakistani flare. Speaking of beverages, they have a very large selection of both hot and cold drinks. Their most popular option is the chai which is brewed over several days. Drinks can be made with 3%, 1%, lactose free, soy, almond or oat milk.
The food selection is also large with multiple breakfast, lunch, dinner options, as well as pastries. There are also gluten free, vegan, and lactose free alternatives. Remedy Cafe is a great place for those looking for something spicy, or those with food allergies to grab a snack (or meal) and a cup of coffee. There are currently 9 locations. For their exact address and opening hours visit the website. Note that not all locations serve hot meals. If in doubt, you can call them in advance (phone numbers are on their website).
A little restaurant/ bistro in the heart of Old Strathcona, just steps away from the Old Stathcona farmer’s market. I recommend you visit when the weather is nice so you can sit outdoors. Sitting is limited, so make a reservation. The restaurant is open every day. Brunch is served from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and dinner from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For the latest hours and menu visit the website.
District Café & Bakery
This little gem is located right next to the legislature. I recommend sitting down for a delicious meal, then grabbing a cup of takeaway coffee to sip on while strolling around the Legislature grounds. They have a delicious breakfast (served all day) and lunch menu that changes seasonally. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Check out their website or Instagram page for the latest updates.
The Hexagon Board Game Cafe
Do you fancy a board game with your cup of coffee? Well I got just the place for you at The Hexagon Board Game Cafe. Located on the bustling Whyte Avenue, this coffee shop serves a variety of interesting caffeinated beverages, small bites, as well as a very large selection of board games. Bring your friends or family and have a blast. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm and Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 am. For updated opening hours, check out their website or Instagram page.
This new kid on the block, PACT Coffee opened in early 2022 on the corner of Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail. In addition to cosy ambiance and delicious coffee, they also have a pastry case with a selection of gourmet cookies and donuts. PACT Coffee is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday & Saturday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Find more info on their website and Instagram page.
Block 1912 Coffee
Also in Old Strathcona, right across the street from PACT is Block 1912, one of Edmonton’s best and most popular coffee shop. This little gem has been an Old Stratchona staple for over 3 decades! In addition to coffee, they have delicious cakes, gelato, soups, sandwiches, and more. There are both gluten free and vegan options available. They are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 am, and Sundays from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. Mondays there is live music from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. You can find more info on their website and Instagram page.
Art of Cake
Located in Oliver Square, Art of Cake is a great place to visit on a rainy day. In addition to coffee, they have an extensive menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, sweets, and savoury items. If you’re going to try just one thing, you should absolutely go for the cheesecake, it’s one of the best in the city! They also serve high tea on Sundays, but you have to book well in advance. Visit their website and Instagram page for more info.
Eleanor & Laurent Bakery
Eleanor & Laurent Bakery is one of my favorite places for iced lattes in the Garneau area. It’s smaller than what you’d get from other places, which makes it more concentrated; perfect if you like your coffee on the stronger side. They also have sourdough breads, sweet & savoury pastries, cakes, cookies, and savoury foods. The opening hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm. You can find more details on their website and Instagram page.
These have been my top picks for the best coffee in Edmonton. Are there any places I missed?