Cool of West Coast style with an iced coffee in Victoria

Coffee culture has exploded in Victoria, and the variety of coffee purveyors has grown exponentially. Whether you’re looking for a dark cold brew or your sweet tooth wants an iced mint latte, you won’t be left wanting.

Shatterbox Coffee Co

15-1701 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1

At Shatterbox coffee bar, there is an inverse relationship of space to spirit. It’s a small place – though there is patio seating in nice weather – with an outsize dedication to quality. You’ll find all the traditional kinds of iced coffee on the menu here, but give their cold brew signature Miami Vice a try: The water is sparkling and the espresso is sweetened with vanilla.

Fernwood Coffee Ltd

1105 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 1E9

At Fernwood Coffee Company, you can find the perfect refreshment for a hot West Coast day. They serve their cold brew coffee in a can, and you can also get it on tap. If you want to stay in, the setting is small but cozy, and always lively. These baristas have won numerous awards; a testament to their superlative product and impeccable service.


1441 Haultain Street, Victoria, BC V8R 2J8

Koffi is a large, inviting, art-filled space with an extensive list of iced coffees for your enjoyment. Do you want a simple iced Americano or a blended matcha frappe? The delightfully friendly staff here will fill your order with aplomb. Sit down inside and enjoy the art wall, where local artists display their latest work, or take your drink outside and get a load of the street life.

Bows & Arrows Coffee Roasters Ltd

483 Garbally Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 2J9

A cozy, charming little place you must try – for the sweet, sincere staff, the picnic table, the record player and the savoury, ethically sourced coffee. Bows & Arrows is primarily a roaster and they’re not open at night, so find a moment in your day to come and get that iced coffee you’ve been craving. The almond milk latte is a favourite.

Jazz Espresso Bar 2 Percent

105-740 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 1Z4

2% Jazz Coffee started as a kiosk but now has two brick-and-mortar locations in Victoria, one of which includes a roastery. You can actually watch the beans roast! It's no wonder the coffee is so rich and so silky. Get it iced and enjoy some of that fine West Coast weather or stay inside – you’ll want to breathe the aroma all day.

Heist Coffee Co

727 Courtney St, Victoria, BC V8W 1C3

You might not notice Heist Coffee Company as you walk by, the stools are really tall inside and it’s a tight squeeze. But don’t let this put you off – the iced coffee is worth it. It’s a strong brew, guaranteed to wake you up and keep you going. “Ridiculously good coffee” is their motto, and it’s not one you’ll be prepared to argue with after you make a stop here.

Habit Coffee

552 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N7

Habit Coffee gets their beans roasted at nearby Bows & Arrows, which means they aren’t serving you fast-and-easy coffee. There’s lots of space inside with light coming in, so it’s a good bet if you want to hunker down with that iced latte you can’t stop thinking about. Think stools and exposed brick.

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