Monday is the perfect excuse to have an extra cup of coffee. Where at, you ask? We here at MINI Edmonton has put together our favorite local spots to savor and relax.
1. BRU Coffee + Beer House
If you’re having trouble picking your poison or want the best of both worlds in a relaxing, casual atmosphere, this is the spot for you. BRU offers some of the best artisan coffees in the city and a large and eclectic selection of craft beer. Also on the menu are snacks and all day breakfast, so your appetite is covered no matter what you’re craving, even if that’s unique coffee-themed cocktails.
2. Da Capo
For those who prize tradition, Da Capo keeps the Italian feel and taste alive in Edmonton. Serving up no frills espresso, single origin drip and assorted flavors of housemade gelato, Da Capo is the perfect blend of bitter and sweet. The large windows bringing in natural light makes this cafe a great place to have a conversation with friends or catch up on your morning reading.
3. Duchess Bake Shop
By now, who in Edmonton hasn’t heard of Duchess bakery and their famous macarons? Their dedication to the freshest and highest-quality ingredients possible really show in each sweet and savory concoction they make. With every bite and sip, you’ll start to feel like your wait in line was worth it. And if you think you’re a wiz with the oven, Duchess now has a cookbook that’s easy to read but harder to follow.
4. Cafe Blackbird
For those who really believe in supporting our local community, Cafe Blackbird is a great place to unwind and watch the evening go by. Besides being a cozy, family run coffee shop, Cafe Blackbird is also a wine bar and live music haven located in the heart of Crestwood. For the culture aficionados out there, the walls are full of local art and the event calendar is even fuller.
5. Transcend Coffee
Transcend is the next level of coffee. It’s a local success boasting its own dedicated roasting facility and three cafes, all to provide Edmonton with the highest quality coffee possible. The founder of Transcend has even traveled the world to build sustainable relationships with the best coffee producers. Being the masters of coffee, they offer monthly coffee tastings and latte art workshops.
To those that call Edmonton home, where will you unwind this afternoon? Whether you prefer coffee or tea, or an alcoholic beverage, we hope we provided a good starting point for exploring the cool places our city has to offer.