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6 Spots for Coffee & Tea

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Photo by Jennifer Linford.

Nothing wards off the chill of winter winds like the perfect blend of roasted beans or dried tea leaves. You’ll feel like you’re carrying a talisman against the season with a cup from one of these spots in your hands!

1. Burrow
From the owner of the much-loved Elm Café and District Coffee Co., comes Burrow: the perfect grab-and-go café for travellers! Located conveniently in the LRT Central Station, you can pick up a craft coffee and a tasty breakfast sandwich before you head out to explore downtown.
810-10060 Jasper Ave. | 780-425-9991

2. Da Capo Caffe
An authentic Italian espresso bar, Da Capo offers the ambiance and flavours of Italy in Edmonton. Its coffee is made with traditional Italian espresso with none of the fuss: no syrup and no single-varietal espresso, just a bona fide cup of Italy.
8135-102 St. | 587-521-2276

3. Iconoclast Koffiehuis
When you enter this inviting coffee shop with its gorgeous repurposed woodwork, you’ll have a selection of seats to warm up at and sip your java. All of their coffee beans are roasted in small batches on site in a Has Garanti drum roaster, which allows for a careful, perfect roast every time.
11807B-105 Ave. | 780-705-7788

4. The Tea Girl
It may seem overwhelming to select from nearly 200 types of teas, but the friendly staff here have extensive training in tea culture and can help you find one suited for your taste! A life-long lover of tea, owner Sarah has built a welcoming tea community at her shop.
12411 Stony Plain Rd. | 780-732-4832

5. Cally’s Teas
This cozy tea shop will remind you of grandma’s house with its quaint 50s-style décor. With over 250 teas from around the world to select from, and savoury baked goods made in-house daily, Cally’s Teas will surely warm your body and heart on any chilly day.
10151-82 Ave. | 780-757-8944

6. Cha Island Tea Co.
With its pleasant atmosphere, Cha Island Tea Co. will make you believe you’ve been transported out of winter and in to an actual island café. And with live music from local bands most nights, you’ll find yourself escaping frequently to this relaxing eatery for a cup from its selection of over 100 loose leaf teas, or one of their sweet and savoury waffles!
10332-81 Ave. | 780-757-2482

—Matthew Stepanic

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