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Get Your Caffeine Fix at These Coffee Shops

On almost every street, there’s an independent coffee shop serving up a perfectly executed flat white, frothy latte or espresso shot.

On almost every street, there’s an independent coffee shop serving up a perfectly executed flat white, frothy latte or espresso shot. Looking for the best coffee shops downtown for a morning cup or afternoon pick-me-up? Try these very best.


For a serious good latte, cappuccino or espresso, pop by Credo, one of Downtown’s most-beloved cafes, serving direct-trade coffee. Both locations are enduringly popular with locals for its unhurried atmosphere, friendly staff and modern design. A stash of New Yorker magazines at the 104 Street location will have you coming back over and over again. The baked goods covers everything from blueberry muffins to brownies to scones. 10162 100 Street and 10134 104 Street


There’s a lot going on at DOSC. It’s part café, part steak house and part cocktail bar. In the morning, park yourself in front of sun-soaked window with a latte and watch 104 Street passersby. Specializing in artisanal coffee, we can’t get enough of their cortados and affogatos. The place is also famed for its hip interior that appears on many an Instagram story. Hashtag #yegdt.  10190 104 Street

District Café & Bakery

Start your day off right with coffee from District Café & Bakery. Serial restaurateur Nate Box is the genius behind this much-beloved cafe that brews some of the best coffee in the city. A small approachable menu includes breakfast sandwiches (mmm smoked bacon) and healthy options like house-made granola.  The lunch here is impressive too with classics like grilled cheese, tuna salad, turkey and BLT sandwiches.  10011 109 Street


Conveniently located on Rice Howard local near many hotels, Lui-Chi’s specializes in organic wood-roasted, whisky barrel-aged coffee. Beans sourced from Latin America and from Eastern Africa, are stored in whiskey barrels for 90 days, then roasted over an open fire to just past the “first crack.” You can also grab light bites at Lui-Chi’s, such as salads, wraps and sandwiches. 10020 101A Avenue

Lock Stock

Those in the know head to Lock Stock for Danesi coffee, top-notch savoury treats and perfect pastries. Their bacon and egg breakfast sandwich consistently lands on many of the city’s Best Of lists. 10534 Jasper Avenue

Coffee Bureau

Coffee Bureau is always a sunny start to the morning with their bright lids and welcoming baristas. Take a seat outside and watch the people go by while you munch on a perfectly caked croissant or doughnut. They also import St. Vitauer bagels weekly from Montreal available in cafe or in a bag of six. 10505 Jasper Ave

Remedy Café

This East Indian inspired coffee shop specializes in chai, which is said to the best cup you can find in the city. Looking for food to eat too? Most of the dishes on the Remedy Cafe menu are Indian and Pakistani dishes with a twist of their own – Aloo kema wraps for breakfast and butter chicken for lunch. 10279 Jasper Avenue

District 102 Drink + Eatery

Not only is District 102 Drink + Eatery the perfect place in Edmonton City Centre to sit down and enjoy a Phil & Sebastian cup of coffee, but its light lunch menu is a thing of greatness, serving up daily soup specials, sandwiches and fruit cups. You may go there for the coffee but you’ll find yourself coming back repeatedly for the free pool and shuffle board. 10222 102 St NW Edmonton City Centre

Commodore Restaurant

At Commodore Restaurant, They’ve been serving coffee at this classic diner on Jasper Avenue since 1942. Here you won’t get a cappuccino, macchiato or any other fancy coffee drink, a regular brewed diner coffee for $2.  The Commodore offers solid diner standards like breakfast dishes like omelet and pancake dishes so it’s hard not to drop in for only a cup of coffee. 10712 Jasper Avenue

Cookie Love

We don’t know what we like more about this coffee shop, the freshly baked chocolate cookies or the perfectly executed flat white, frothy lattes.  Conveniently located on the pedway system, Cookie Love is a popular spot for office workers. 10235 101 St NW, MNP Tower

Rossonero Trattoria & Espresso Bar

Travel to the taste of Italy without having to go to the airport. Rossonero was started by Giuseppe “Joe” Agnotti, whose parents ran a cafe & bakery back home in Italy. Joe grew up around authentic Italian food and certainly knows his way around good coffee. Head to this bistro for quality cups of Joe (pardon the pun), pastries, pizzas, paninis and breakfast bites. Oh, and they’re licensed, too. 10051 190 Street

The Nook Café

Everyone is welcome at Edmonton’s first certified Tatawaw public space based on the Cree philosophy “Welcome there is room.” There’s even a kids’ play area for young families at The Nook Cafe. 10153 97 Street