Going out for coffee. It’s something we won’t take for granted ever again, right? After a year of COVID-forced Zoom meetings, it’s just nice to be able to look at someone across a table, steaming cups in front of each of you. Credo, no matter if it’s the original location on 104th Street, or the 124th Street or Rice Howard Way spots, remains a hot-spot for in-person meetings.
Whether it’s the Americano, cappuccino or an espresso, Credo is a longstanding favourite. It was named the best coffee spot on our 2019 list and made the top three in 2020. It’s on top of the podium again, a credit to not only great coffee and snacks, but staying power. — Steven Sandor
Cafe by day and pub by night, Lock Stock embraces a dark and moody atmosphere with dim lighting, wood-lined walls and soft music playing in the background. At night, the space transforms as Red Star Pub takes over. During the day, it’s a great place for remote working or catching up with friends over a cup of coffee in the large booths. The vibes are cozy, the coffee is piping hot and there’s a wide variety of delicious pastries and breakfast sandwiches to snack on while you take it all in. – Katrina Turchin
In terms of coffee shops, The Grizzlar is one of Edmonton’s best-kept-secrets. The hole-in-the wall shop is for the coffee aficionados and know-what-you want types. You’ll notice when you walk into the long and narrow cafe that there’s no menu, however, the staff are friendly and willing to help you decide which drink is up your alley whether it’s a cappuccino or an Americano.
Grizzlar has a rotating selection of three roasts at all times. Grab a coffee, catch up with friends at one of the many tables and let your eyes graze over the unique posters covering the wall. – Katrina Turchin