Thank goodness for coffee shops am I right? It’s where new moms can go to feel human over a cup of coffee and some conversation with a friend. People can break up, make up or meet for a blind date at a coffee shop. You can get away from everyone while being surrounded by everyone as you type away on your laptop with earphones. It is central to our culture here in Kelowna. Dare I say, we have the best coffee shops in British Columbia. And believe me, I would know. I make it a mandate to check out coffee shops wherever I go because I cannot start my day without a cappuccino.
As I was saying, along with having plenty of quality wineries and breweries to enjoy, Kelowna also has some excellent coffee shops! These are some of my favourite coffee shops in Kelowna because if their quality coffees are served in chic atmospheres where aesthetic reigns.
Grab a spot, order a coffee, and in some cases a cocktail, pull out your laptop and enjoy these unique coffee shops with very cool vibes.
Deville Coffee Co.
I love how this locations was once a Starbucks and is now a local gem – Usually it’s the other way around! Deville’s aesthetic is chic and simple with a keen eye for what Millenials and Gen Z’s love – plants, the best lighting for Instagrammable photos and excellent coffee. It’s one of my favourite locations to meet for a quick business meet up or with the girls before we wander over to my favourite local bookshop, Mosaic, located across the street.
The Local Chemist Pop Up Barista & Coffee Service
Kelowna has some pretty cool businesses if you look for them. Instagram makes that hunt easier for me since I love to use the app for planning travels or keeping up with the latest and greatest in the Okanagan. We’ve got amazing pop up dinners, pop up cocktail service and now add pop up coffee barista to this list! The name is Dan and you can find him brewing and pouring perfect latte art at Rustic Reel Brewery and other locations throughout Kelowna. Follow his Instagram for locations and dates!
Bright Jenny Coffee Roasters
Formerly Canoe Coffee Roasters due to a trademark conflict from the USA, Bright Jenny provides the same great coffee as before but not with an added space called the Bright Lab where you can rent out or go to learn about coffee brewing.
Bright Jenny is located in the North End which isn’t far from downtown but is still tucked far enough away where it only serves locals in the know and the surrounding industrial businesses. Order a deconstructed latte or a $3 flat white on Thursdays along with an addictive slice of “croissant crack”. With their large patio you’ll be spending the afternoon in the Okanagan sun with an icy nitro cold brew.
Good news! You can subscribe to their coffee subscriptions and have it shipped to your house!
This very hip coffee shop is more than that. Located in the Landmark District serving the office buildings located above and surrounding area, you can order cocktails crafted with locally made liquors, grab a few of Sandrine’s macarons, a quick breaky to go or seasonal sandwiches and more.
I love their description and mission statement:
“It’s only fitting that Third space cafe should fall into the Third Wave coffee movement. The movement itself started as a response to the big box coffee shops. Our desire within the movement, and within the cafe is to offer something very different. We take our time tasting and assessing our espresso, steam our milk with finesse, and serve only the best to our guests. We are the artisans and craftspeople of our industry. We believe that coffee is so much more than just your morning fuel. It engages communities globally and sparks relationships and conversations here in Kelowna, and it tastes so good!”
Coffee and cake go together like a hot tub on a winter’s night. Karat Chocolate is Kelowna’s premier chocolate shop but it is more than just chocolate. I mean where else in the world can you go to get a delicious dessert that looks like an apple or peach? Their chocolates and desserts are dreamy and they whip up a mean cappuccino too! My mom and I went here to enjoy some goodies while baby slept during maternity leave. Their lemon poppyseed croissant is very popular as well! Split it with someone you love.
Grab an expertly made coffee of your choice – as you might have guessed I am a cappuccino gal – and watch them work in the back! There’s a little window right where you can dress up your coffee any way you like so you can see them rolling and shaping their homemade bread dough made from wild yeast and gaze as they peel the loaves out of the oven. Their breakfast menu will make you want to stay a while longer!
Slowside Coffee Bar
A new addition to the Kelowna scene for 2022 is Slowside Coffee Bar from Sprout Bread. They’ve opened a secondary coffee bar and pastry area next door to the very popular Sprout location on Cannery Lane. It’s got an intimate vibe as compared to Sprout and certainly helps reduce the line up out their first location. It’s to serve the grab and go crews or those who want a coffee and a quick pastry where as Sprout is more for those who like to linger over brunch.
Pulp Fiction Coffee House
The Pulp Fiction Coffee House is a great space to hideaway for an afternoon. The antique shop next door with pulp fiction books, statues, reproduction prints and posters is the real draw other than their delicious coffee. It is popular with students looking for free wifi and space to get away from roommates.
This new cafe has opened next to Basil & Mint in the retail floor of the Playa Del Sol buildings. It is a small and sweet little coffee shop selling baked goods, sandwiches and the “Fatty” coffee – their take on the popular Bulletproof coffee trend. It’s the perfect spot to grab a coffee after a day at the beach or before you head out on a windy day to catch the wind surfers.
So how about it? Want to meet for coffee sometime?