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? Try these very best.
Credo (two locations), 10162 100 Street and 10134 104 Street
For a serious good latte, cappuccino or espresso, pop by the newest outpost of Downtown’s most-beloved safe, 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.
DOSC, 10190 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. The place is famed for its hip interior that appears on many an Instagram story.
Coffee Bureau, 10505 Jasper Avenue
The charming café brews local Ace Coffee Roasters beans. Serious coffee enthusiasts swear you won’t find a better Americano anywhere in the city. Order a ham and cheese croissant or cranberry scone to go with your latte.
Lui-Chi’s, 10020 101A Avenue
This dog-friendly café specializes in organic wood-roasted, whisky barrel-aged coffee.
Lock Stock, 10534 Jasper Avenue
Those in the know head to this café for Danesi coffee, top-notch savoury treats and perfect pastries.
District Café & Bakery, 10011 99 Street
Restaurateur Nate Box is behind this glorious coffeeshop and places a premium on high-quality coffee and food.
The Nook Café, 10153 97 Street
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.
Al Centro, 9892 Jasper Avenue
This coffee shop takes its caffeine very seriously, from cappuccinos to cold brews to macchiatos. Pair your coffee with an egg-topped breakfast Roman-style pizza slice.
Good Earth (two locations), 10060 Jasper Avenue and 9942 108 Street
As the name suggests, this Alberta-based chain is all about doing good – serving direct trade beans.
Remedy Café, 10279 Jasper Avenue
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 menu are Indian and Pakistani dishes with a twist of their own – Aloo kema wraps for breakfast and butter chicken for lunch.