9 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Victoria!

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Updated Jan 24, 2023
Amélie Bigras
Amélie Bigras
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9 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Victoria!9 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Victoria!

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Victoria, fondly known as the City of Gardens, has been steadily establishing itself as a hub for the best roasters in Canada. It is no wonder that great coffee shops dot this beautiful city. If you plan to visit, here are some of Victoria's best coffee shops and what sets each coffee shop apart from the rest.

Grab a cup of coffee and follow along as we check out some of the best coffee shops in Victoria, B.C.

Cup of cortado from Habit Coffee shop

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Habit Coffee

Habit is a hub for people to connect with friends and the local community. That, and of course to provide everyone with the best coffee we could possibly brew.
The coffee is made even better by the fact that all our beans are ethically sourced! They care just as much about the people who grow the coffee beans as they do the people who drink them. None of this would be possible without their roasting partner, BowsxArrows. Habit Coffee is very popular among the locals.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 7am-4pm
Weekends 8am-4pm

Discovery Coffee

Discovery Coffee is a wonderful roastery with 5 cafes, a mobile coffee trailer, a coffee educator and Yonni's Doughnut! There's a big debate among locals as to whether Habit Coffee is better than Discovery Coffee or vice versa in Victoria. You gotta choose your team... apparently. I cannot! They both offer something quite unique. I strongly recommend to go!

Opening hours:

664 Discovery street & 1964 Oak Bay Avenue
7:00am - 4:00pm

1001 Blanshard Street
Monday to Friday - 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

281 Menzies Street
7:30am - 3:00pm

2550 Rock Bay Avenue
7:00am - 3:00pm Mon-Fri

Little June Cafe

Nestled in the heart of Fernwood Square is Little June. A delightful cozy cafe for coffee lovers in Fernwood, Victoria. Little June is a clean, bright coffee shop with big windows that allow natural light to flood in. You can relax with a book or watch the world go by as you enjoy a delicious caffeine fix from Fernwood Coffee Company, a local roastery in Victoria.

In addition to their excellent coffee and friendly staff,  Little June boasts a mouthwatering selection of pastries, such as their in-house morning glory muffin or signature kitchen sink cookies to go with your favourite caffeine drink. If you are in Fernwood Square and want a great coffee shop with breakfast and lunch options, try Little June!

Opening hours: 7 am - 5 pm 

Bear & Joey Cafe

Bear & Joey Cafe is the ultimate destination for food and caffeine lovers who crave a unique and inviting atmosphere. With indoor and outdoor seating options, you can dine in and soak up the aesthetically pleasing green, pink, and white decor that gives it its unique flair or order a takeaway meal. 

Located at the border of Downtown and Fairfields, Bear & Joey Cafe is a convenient and easily accessible coffee shop. But what sets Bear & Joey apart is their impressive menu, featuring various traditional and innovative coffee blends, delicious food, and pastry options to pair with your perfect cup of joe. Visit Bear & Joey for a quick snack, a full meal, or a caffeine fix in Victoria. 

Opening hours:

Dine in: Thursday - Mon: 9 am - 2 pm

Takeout: Mon - Fri: 7 am - 3 pm. Sat & Sun 9 am - 3 pm

Shatterbox Coffee Company

Do you want to try coffee with a twist? Shatterbox Coffee Company is one coffee shop in Victoria, B.C, that will give you an experience you will never forget! They have superb creative blends that reflect the flavours of northern Italy. These unique blends will make you wonder if espresso is your favorite cup of joe. 

Their specialties include Lumberjack Latte, a more potent brew with spices and several herbs. If you fancy their bit sweeter thing, you might enjoy Miami Vice, which contains some vanilla. In addition to their great coffee flavours. Shatterbox Coffee Company has a brunch and lunch menu and fresh house-made pastries.

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun,  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

2% Jazz Coffee

From an outdoor Kiosk in 1996, 2% Jazz Coffee was set to set its mark as the best coffee shop in Victoria, B.C. It now has a great indoor space in 3 locations in Victoria, bc, where you can sit, enjoy caffeine, and feel good. 

The wooden benches, cozy seating arrangements, and the coffee aroma make 2% Jazz Coffee a favourite for many locals. No wonder it was voted Victoria, B.C.s top coffee shop! They also started roasting their beans in 2006, thus ensuring they always have the best roast for different brews. If you want to stay caffeinated while at home, you can buy specific roasts to brew back home.

Opening hours: 

Weekdays: 7 am - 3:30 pm.
Saturday, 8 am - 2:30 pm

Macchiato Caffe

Macchiato Caffe is another excellent coffee shop in Victoria with stunning Italian-style espresso. With two locations in downtown Victoria (1002 Broad St. Victoria, BC, and 780 Johnson St, Victoria, BC), Macchiato Caffe has been able to serve many of its loyal customers who love their brews. If you are a visitor looking for the best coffee shops in Victoria to add to your favourite list. Whether you love their iced Americano or the authentic espresso, a dedicated team is always ready to serve you and give you the best brew that will have you returning for more. 

Macchiato Caffe also has comfortable seating spaces where you can escape for a meeting or relax on their lovely outdoor patio. To add to its charm, Macchiato Caffe also has fresh baked goods, soups, and paninis; all made on-site daily. Macchiato Caffe sure has the best coffee in Victoria, B.C. 

Opening hours:

1002 Broad Street
Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 3:30 pm

80 Johnson Street
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Hey Happy

Just as the name elicits happiness, it is the same way you will delight when you taste coffee from this coffee shop in Victoria. Hey Happy is a trendy coffee shop with tasty, unique coffee flavours. An excellent spot for coffee lovers who want to experiment with different flavours. 

Whether you enjoy Pour Over, honey latte, oat milk latte, or any other drink, you also get some delicious pastries and sandwiches to accompany your favourite caffeine drink. Do you want to make your drip coffee or french press? Hey Happy also sells a wide selection of coffee beans from different coffee roasters from local and global roasters. 

Opening hours:

Weekdays, 7:30 am - 5: 30 pm
Weekends, 9 am - 5 pm

Bean Around The World

Another coffee shop in Victoria’s Chinatown is the popular Been Around The World coffee shop. Their delicious coffee, a bit of a lighter roast, is a hit for many coffee lovers in downtown Victoria looking for a pick-me-up caffeine boost. Bean Around The World roast their coffee guaranteeing a fresh cup whenever you need a caffeine boost.

In addition to their great coffee, this coffee shop in downtown Victoria has excellent pastries and paninis to accompany your cup of joe. They also have great indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy an Iced latte when you need to cool down or a chai latte as you read a book. Whatever your craving, Bean Around The World coffee shop will surely satisfy it. 

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat, 7 am - 4 pm
Sun, 8 am - 4 pm

Takeaway

Coffee lovers visiting Victoria will love the many coffee shops with great baristas, friendly staff, lovely views, beautiful coffee shops, and specialty coffee that will fix your caffeine craving. Rather than sticking to your coffee preference. You should try each unique coffee that these independent coffee shops offer– chances are, you will return for a second cup! Another notable detail is that coffee shops in Victoria always use high-quality beans to craft specialty roasts for their customers. No matter your caffeine taste, you will be satisfied. If you are sightseeing, the coffee shops are just a great spot to relax before you can continue exploring this beautiful city.

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9 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Victoria!

Amélie Bigras

Amélie has a dual Bachelor of Biological Sciences and Literature. She wrote a Master's Thesis on the importance of blending scientific knowledge with the arts to create a healthier culture. She also has a Bachelor of Education and has been teaching Biology and Language Arts since 2016. She is happily addicted to coffee and constantly learning.