5 Cozy Cafes To Check Out
We’ve gathered five perfect spots to settle in with a great beverage or grab a quick bite.
January 30, 2018
photography by Curtis Comeau
Lynsae Moon, owner of The Nook
The Nook Cafe
With a yellow and blue colour scheme, homemade meals and desserts, plenty of hot drink options and a pay-it-forward suspended coffee program, everything about The Nook is welcoming. With a spacious seating arrangement, small play area and some unfussy meal options, it’s also a perfect spot for parents to bring their little ones. Tip: Try the homemade peanut butter cups — but sweet tooths must be warned of their addictiveness. — Breanna Mroczek
10153 97 St., 780-761-6665, nookyeg.com
Latte with a homemade cinnamon bun, tomato soup and grilled cheese at The Nook
Anvil's co-owner, Lesley Gruhn
Anvil Coffee House
This spot is packed with whimsical treasures, from the art on the walls to the old sunshine yellow piano repurposed into a drink station where you can add the cream and sugar to your morning cup of joe. While the focus is on the coffee — it brews Chronicle beans, roasted in Calgary — you can satisfy your appetite with the soup of the day, or one of Anvil’s in-house-made sandwiches. —Adrianna MacPherson
6148 90 Ave., 780-250-5245, facebook.com/anvil-coffeehouse
Beverages at Anvil
Little Brick Café and General Store
Location, location, location. This restored brick heritage house with two outdoor fire pits is the perfect place to feel cozy on a winter day — if you’re lucky there will be s’more supplies waiting for you. Regardless, a cup of coffee and some homemade food — offerings include a hearty plate of eggs, sausage or bacon, and some stew — will go a long way to warm you up. — B.M.
10004 90 St., 780-705-1230, littlebrick.ca
The Woodrack Café
Even on a dark and cold morning, this cafe feels like a comforting hug the moment you walk in. Reclaimed wood tables and room accents keep things feeling warm and cozy, and the open kitchen with vintage-looking tin ceiling tiles and cookware suspended from the ceiling makes it feel like you’re in a friend’s familiar kitchen. There’s plenty of seating, with a mix of table sizes including some that seat six to eight for larger gatherings. Woodrack keeps things local with Roasti coffee, roasted in Sherwood Park, and Blue Hour Tea loose-leaf tea, blended in Edmonton. Warm up with a hot drink and a fresh baked good (its waffle whoopee pies are delicious sweet and savoury treats, with sugary waffles and maple bacon buttercream). — B.M.
7603 109 St., 780-757-0380, thewoodrackcafe.com
Square 1 Coffee
Owned by a coffee-loving husband and wife team who tested out their legendary cold brew coffee at farmers’ markets before opening a bricks-and-mortar space, this is a gem on the southwest side of the city. The space exudes warmth, and the menu is simple — a small pastry case filled with treats made in-house, a few options for sandwiches and soups, and fantastic coffee. Square 1 brews 49th Parallel beans, and if you want a truly decadent treat, try the coconut crème latte — it’s rich, creamy and absolutely delicious. — A.M.
15 Fairway Dr., 780-989-0102, square1coffee.ca
This article appears in the February 2018 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.