Park Line Coffee
A small strip mall space on South Osborne plays host to Park Line Coffee, a friendly neighbourhood coffee shop amped up with mod furnishings, local art on the walls and sweet offerings from nearby bakeries. Offers a full range of espresso drinks including a range of sweet syrups for flavoured lattes and cappuccinos.
Location: 685 Osborne St, 204-421-8383
Scout Coffee + Tea
This West End spot is part cafe, part playground. Catering to young families, Scout Coffee + Tea usually offers a spot for parents and caregivers to chat over a hot drink while kids play. Drip coffee and espresso drinks are made with beans from local roaster Black Pearl Coffee. The menu also features smoothies and baked goods from local bakeries.
Location: 859 Portage Ave, 204-914-3800
Thom Bargen Coffee + Tea
This well-styled cafe offers a calm oasis with bright, light decor touched with greenery and beautifully executed coffee drinks. Serves coffee from Canadian roasters like Phil & Sebastian and 49th Parallel. Two Thom Bargen locations are closed temporarily, but the flagship nook on Sherbrook Street remains a perfect pit stop for a daily caffeine pick-me-up.
Location: 64 Sherbrook St
The Italian specialty food store remains open, with reduced hours. In a chic, well-stocked grocery shop, De Luca’s boasts an in-house bakery, butcher and kitchen turning out daily specials. Pick up freshly roasted, exquisite Italian espresso and flavoured coffee syrups, or take away a traditional cappuccino, latte, or Americano.
Location: 950 Portage Ave, 204-774-7617
Piazza de Nardi
Italian bakery, wine shop, and specialty food emporium Piazza de Nardi is a one-stop shop for Italian and Mediterranean specialties. Grab a pastry and a freshly brewed espresso drink from the coffee counter for a quick hit of la dolce vita into your day.
Location: 1360 Taylor Ave, 204-982-9461
For brewing at home...
Many of the city’s boutique coffee shops have closed their doors for the time being, but still offer online ordering, often with free local delivery. Order beans, filters and brewing accessories to master the art of brewing a perfect cuppa at home from Cafe Postal, Fools + Horses, Forth, Parlour or Little Sister Coffee Maker.