Edmonton’s Best Independent Coffee Shops | Explore Edmonton

District Coffee Co

The cafe was started by Nate Box, a local small-space hospitality visionary. The district’s space has recently expanded and now the cafe and bakery are open late during the day and turn into a cool place to dine for wine and small at night.

Little Brick

Little Brick revived history in an old brick house far away in Riverdale. This adorable coffee shop serves delicious brunch and dining items and is one of the best small terraces in the city.


Step into the first part of the DOSC of Downtown and you will find Sober Cat Cafe. DOSC’s location includes a cafe, rogue wave coffee, cocktail bar and steakhouse. Stop for coffee in the morning and head back in the evening for steak and sophisticated cocktails.

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Credo is a set of sibling coffee shops well known to locals for their quality coffee (and London Fog for non-coffee people). Every cup of Credo coffee is filled with feel-good taste. Their coffee is a direct trade, ensuring that their growers are paid 25% higher rates than the fair trade prices.

Lock stock coffee

At Lockstock, carefully pull out the espresso, bake and heat delicious biscuits fresh to order, and English muffins are baked every day for a variety of sandwiches, which become a necessary stop when in downtown surroundings.

Compensation Cafe

Remedy Cafe is part Indian and Pakistani restaurant, part coffee bar. While the hit TV show ‘Friends’ was filmed in Edmonton, the cast gathers daily at the Jasper Avenue location. Their legendary homemade chai pairs go well with sabzi masala or butter chicken wrap.

Coffee Bureau

Jasper Avenue’s Coffee Bureau has all kinds of shine: from the 1950s Italian brass chandelier and fancy customized Izzo espresso machine to the bright smiles of the couple’s owners. The Coffee Bureau works with locally baked Ace Coffee and Steven Smith teas as well as freshly baked cookies, muffins, croissants and gluten-free nibbles.

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