Published January 2020
When you need a break, there’s nothing better than kicking your coffee game up a notch at a cosy café. We know it’s as much about the ambiance as it is about the warm bevvies and sweet treats, so we’ve assembled a list of our go-to favourites from around the province. We think a road trip might be in order.
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1. Chess Piece Patisserie, City of Fredericton
361 Queen Street | 506-459-1969
703 Queen Street (Beaverbrook Art Gallery) | 506-458-2028
A Parisian-style cafe that’s been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the 20 best bakeries in Canada, and featured on Food Network Canada, you’re in for a real treat as soon as you step through the door.
2. Black Duck Cafe, Town of Sackville
19 Bridge Street, Suite 200 | 506-536-8084
Locals love this café, and you will too. With a modern vibe in a small college town setting, Black Duck offers exceptional espresso (fair trade and organic, of course) alongside scratch-made seasonal menu items and pastries made with local ingredients. Tastes good. Feels good.
3. Clémentine Café, City of Moncton
62 Elmwood Drive | 506-384-4782
This charming neighbourhood café serves up a whole lotta cheer. The decor’s vibrant citrus colours will wake you up as much as the coffee does, and if that gets you in the mood for a rousing game of foosball or a game of chess with a friend, just head on over to the café’s lounge and games area.
4. Honeybeans Coffee, Tea & Treats, Town of Saint Andrews
157 Water Street | 506-529-4888
This adorable café is located in the equally adorable town of Saint Andrews. Enjoy your drink - or fresh baked scone 🤤 - in the cosy upstairs lounge or take it to go and wander down Water Street - both offer spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy.
5. Creative Grounds Cafe, City of Miramichi
55 Cunard Street | 506-625-1835
This cosy hideaway in a Miramichi East heritage building is just what you need to fuel an outdoor adventure or sit back and relax. The friendly staff will whip you up a specialty coffee or a spectacular seasonal, using beans from famed Atlantic roaster Nova Coffee.
6. Rogue Coffee, City of Saint John
36 Grannan Street
Tucked in an alley in the city’s vibrant uptown, this cafe is beloved for its cool vibe and strict adherence to only-the-best beans. It also serves Kombucha on tap, Prosecco on tap, and nitro-infused cold brew. Kick back and stay a while.
7. Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster, Village of Alma
8576 Main Street | 506-887-1999
Right near the entrance to Fundy National Park, Alma’s Buddha Bear Coffee Roasters serves up its own brand of bean in the former St. Stephen’s United Church. Self-described as: Weird place. Weird People. Good beer. Good coffee. That about says it all.
8. Café Europa, City of Campbellton
10 Village Avenue | 506-753-3444
Live music, freshly made soups, sandwiches and deli items, and a great collection of coffee sold by the pound make this spot a local favourite. A short drive from Sugarloaf Provincial Park, there’s no better way to greet the day than with one of Café Europa’s famous creations.
9. Grains de Folie, Town of Caraquet
171 St-Pierre Blvd. West | 506-727-4001
The charming facade of this French café draws coffee lovers in, but it’s the quality beverages and delicious menu items that keeps them coming back. Equal parts coffee shop, bakery, lounge and deli, you’ll want to try each and every one of the tempting treats on display.
10. Café Lotus Bleu, City of Edmundston
52 Canada Road | 506-739-8259
Espresso, leaf tea and good food aficionados unite! Café Lotus Bleu offers tea, coffee, and an all-vegetarian menu (including vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free options) all served with a fresh vibe. And they’re just a quick jump across the border to the US or Quebec.
11. Aloha Café-Boutique, Lamèque
41 Principale Street | 506-599-0088
Island vibes abound at this cafe by the sea. It’s got a fun, lively beachy atmosphere with all kinds of sweets, treats, and gifts. Live music and friendly locals make this spot a must-visit on the Acadian coast.
12. Station 33 Café and Yoga, Hampton
33 Railway Crescent | 506-832-1180
Tucked just across the train tracks from Hampton’s town square, heritage train station and playground, Station 33 Café and Yoga is simply sweet. Offering seasonal lunch menus, natural baked goods, smoothies and gluten-free options - it isn’t a stretch to say you’ll love this spot!
13. The Muse Café, Fredericton
86 Regent Street | 506-471-4898
Latte flights and smoothie bowls. It’s hard to go wrong with that! The Muse is a downtown Freddy hot spot for delicious treats, gorgeous coffees, spinning vinyl and live music and poetry. Inside its modern style mixed with raw wood, slate and metal is a win on all fronts.
14. Adorable Chocolat, Shediac
395 Main Street | 506-351-0367
Adorable Chocolat’s in-house French café offers locally roasted espresso, a huge coffee menu and baked goods including perfectly pastel coloured macarons and fresh-baked croissants. Oh and terrific chocolates. Did you need another reason to visit lovely Shediac?
15. Kaffeine Espresso Bar, Bathurst
145 Main Street | 506-546-9679
Specialty coffee brewed in a variety of ways, one-of-a-kind concoctions including a Blueberry Rooibos Latte (which we didn’t know we wanted until right now) and craft organic loose leaf teas from Rishi-Tea. Toss in a pâtisserie, and you’ll agree that Kaffeine Espresso Bar has an artisanal vibe that is second to none.
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