Licensed cafés in Edmonton

If you’re looking for a casual spot to enjoy a social libation or a cozy space to recharge with caffeine, look no further. These cafés are one-stop shops, because you should never have to choose between coffee and cocktails. I think we can all drink to that!

Transcend Coffee

10359 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9

A proud member of Edmonton’s coffee community, everybody knows Transcend slings some of the best java in town. But, you can also grab a different kind of brew at this café - the Garneau location now offers beer courtesy of the hometown brewery, Alley Kat.

Cafe Mosaics

10844 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3

A vegan and vegetarian watering hole, Café Mosiacs comes complete with drinks you can feel good about. They’ve got the basic beverages down, offering a comprehensive list of tea options and all the standard coffee choices but, if you’re feelin’ fancy, try a freshly-squeezed juice or swanky cocktail. All beverages can be boosted with the addition of an apothecary tincture or tonic herb, should the mood strike.

Cafe Bicyclette

4-8627 91 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3N1

Found inside the La Cité Francophone building in Edmonton’s French Quarter, Café Bicyclette is a bistro fresh out of France, complete with pastries, poutine and vino (of course). No matter what the season, come out and enjoy their warm patio - wool blankets, heaters and wood-burning fireplace included.

Cafe Blackbird

9640 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 4B2

Café by day, live music venue by night, and visual art gallery around the clock, Café Blackbird is nestled in Crestwood. This family-run coffee and wine bar puts the emphasis on quality without sacrificing quantity, offering locally roasted coffee beans and a wide selection of hand picked wines.

Massawa Cafe & Bistro

10153 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0L4

Massawa is a quiet, comfortable Afro-Italian café located slightly off the beaten path. If you’re feeling under-caffeinated, it’s ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up (they serve authentic Italian coffee) or for a post-dinner drink.

Block 1912 Cafe

10361 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9

Transporting you to a café somewhere on the other side of the Atlantic, Block 1912 is the perfect place to get comfortable. Camp out on one of the cozy couches with a glass of wine, bottle of beer or cup of tea - all will pair nicely with the tasty desserts that look almost too good to eat.


11053 86th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0X1

An Italian inspired café in the heart of Garneau, Café Leva specializes in espresso, gelato and pizza! Kick the trope up a notch by pairing craft beer with some of the best pizza around. Or, if you’re looking for something ritzy, try one of their reds, whites or sparkling wines with a tasteful cheese tray.

Bru Coffee + Beer House

11965 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0P1

One of Edmonton’s newest cafés, BRU Coffee and Beer House offers caffeine and craft beer because, to them, it just makes sense. Coffee, tea, beer: There’s something for everyone! With communal seating and plenty of tables for two, it’s the perfect place to grab a latte and get some work done, or enjoy an apéritif with friends after a long day at the office.

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