The week(end) is calling and it’s a chance to Explore Coquitlam’s many trails and parks in the sun or rain and to check out these Coquitlam cafes if you’re looking for a quiet space to read or study or catch up with a friend. In fact, consider it a challenge you work your way through the whole list and share your favourites.

Beyond the Usual

Sure, you can find coffee on most streets throughout Metro Vancouver. But we guarantee it’s not going to be anything like these. Plug these cafés into your GPS and check them out after your next hike or on next shopping adventure.

C Market Coffee: Locals can’t stop talking about this bright and loveable café in Maillardville. Although it’s one of the newer coffee shops on the block, rave reviews keep flooding in. Coffee is roasted on-site and the food keeps people coming back for more. Definitely one to try.
Coffee + Vanilla: Meeting up with a friend? Or maybe you need some quiet time to work on your novel? This sweet spot located in Austin Heights may just inspire you. Try their French macarons (gluten free), croissants or cakes baked fresh daily, and specialty coffee, including Burundi Yandaro Drip Coffee.
Cafe Delitzi: You know it’s going to be an amazing coffee when your glistening milk foam looks like it should be on a canvas. And check out the Freakshake! You may just want to stay a while, thanks to their raw, vegan and organic food, juices, smoothies and treats. Bonus check out their new (sunny) patio.
Caffe Reggio: Check out this newly opened coffee shop located in the heart of Maillardville serving up fresh coffee, Italian Paninos and Gelato.

While in City Centre (Lafarge Lake / Coquitlam Centre)

Planning on getting a jump on your holiday shopping at our local businesses? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a walk or run around Town Centre Park’s Lafarge Lake? Whatever the case, don’t miss these cozy cafés – easily reached by foot from one of the two closest SkyTrain stations: Lincoln and Lafarge Lake-Douglas.

Café Ciel: Cozy new café in City Centre, featuring made in house, treats and sandwiches among many other things. Great outdoor seating for people watching.

Brisk Café:  Cute Café on Pinetree Way with outdoor seating amongst hanging baskets. With a freshly updated menu that includes creative (non alcoholic) cocktails, Persian inspired baking, sandwiches and soups and of course delicious coffee. Stop in and say hello to owners Laleh and Nader.

Café Dorothy: Located in Henderson Place Mall, this warm and welcoming space serves fresh baked goods and freshly brewed coffee, tea and ice blends as well.

Caffé Divano: This café is a popular spot kitty corner from Town Centre Park. They serve their own signature coffees that are roasted locally by Pallet Coffee Roasters. Pair it with some baking made from scratch with natural ingredients and you’ll add extra zing for your walk around the park or shopping blitz. Bonus check out Coquitlam’s newest mural right across the street!

Coffee Bun Bakery: Located in the foodie renowned Henderson Place Mall the coffee bun bakery & café is renowned for its surprisingly simple & delicious buns. They bake everything fresh with heart and soul each day, all day. Using the highest quality ingredients, they are excited to welcome you with the most amazing taste and value.

Cup Full Dessert Café: Within the Henderson Place Mall food court, this cute Korean-inspired dessert café specializes in espresso drinks and shaved ice bingsoo, which taste as amazingly as they look.

PappaRoti: A bright and airy café with great coffee and mouth-watering treats including the buttery, coffee-caramel coated “father of all buns.” Try their signature coffee caramel bun warmly wrapped around ice cream.

JJ Bean: Convenient, cozy and spacious best describes this JJ Bean in Coquitlam’s Sunwood Square. Well known for their coffee, this location also bakes (in house) delicious fresh doughnuts and other treats. Fresh baking and good food are so essential to the JJ Bean experience that everything — including our notoriously good muffins, classic croissants, and mouth-watering cookies — is baked fresh each morning at every JJ Bean café.

And a short drive away…

Beanery Coffeehouse & Eatery: A short drive from the shopping hub of City Centre, this gem in Westwood Plateau is a local favourite. Round out your locally roasted coffee with an artisan-style thin crust pizzas or gourmet sandwiches. All products are made fresh from the finest Italian and local ingredients available.

Doughnut Love: Craft donuts and coffee in Central Coquitlam. What are you waiting for? Doughnut Love strives to provide a place for locals to come together, experience incredible customer service and enjoy the best hand made doughnuts available. Its about Love for great food, Love for the community and Love for each other.

Ibex Café and Kitchen: Coquitlam’s newest (and only) Cafe and Kitchen on Burke Mountain. Driven by the belief in establishing community through food, Ibex Café + Kitchen is designed to be a personal third space of comfort, casual and elegance, showcasing all the diversities and bringing them on to your plate, chalice of cheer or a cuppa joe! Bonus are the views from this beautiful location.

Pourquoi Pas Patisserie: Pourquoi Pas is a modern French-inspired artisan pastry shop tucked away in a cute space in the Eagleridge neighbourhood of Coquitlam. They use only the finest ingredients and take inspiration from memories, experiences and ingredients, combining science and art to create innovative, well-balanced, and unique products for the community. Located close to the Coquitlam Crunch this is a perfect après spot after the hike up the mountain.

Creekside Coffee: This quaint spot is a local secret, tucked into a quiet corner of a shopping plaza along Barnet Highway. They roast their own beans and grind them fresh on site. The atmosphere is youthful and hip, in a relaxed and modest way. Creekside Coffee added a new location in WestWood Shopping Plaza. Make sure to check it out!

While Shopping in North Road / Burquitlam

Unofficially known as Koreatown, North Road is a hub of Korean businesses including everything from restaurants and cafés to clothing shops, pharmacies and grocery stores including H-Mart. Check out the hidden gems along this street and don’t miss these fun café finds, all local favourites with international flair.

Coffeeholic: Stop into this café on North Road to refuel during your shopping blitz. Their espresso drinks are freshly grounded and hand-crafted. You’ll also find teas, milk teas and other eye-popping delicacies. Locals also love their macarons and cakes, offering gluten-free options.

Bjornbar Bakery: Bjornbar Bakery features 30+ flavours of bars to choose from; breakfast, lunch and drink offerings and shelves of take home gifting items.  Their second location opened late 2021 on Clarke Rd and Como Lake in Burquitlam. The concept is home style baking with a sophisticated edge. We call it “elevated nostalgic baking”.
Cafe Hashtag: Located next to H Mart on North Road, this stylish place is a thing of beauty, as are their CroWaffle treats (a croissant waffle on a stick). You’ll find coffee as well as an array of milk teas and bubble tea.
Passion8 Dessert Café: It is all in the name. Locals rave about this cute café, where you can pick up Korean shaved ice desserts that almost look too pretty to eat. You’ll find this spot for unique, tasty treats on North Road.

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