Now that summer is here, many of us are getting super excited about all the adventures to be had! Going boating with friends, camping, hitting the club to go dancing, patio drinks, the list goes on and on! All of it sounds so fun, and... expensive.
As much as you want to cram a new adventure into every day of your summer, it can definitely get pretty pricey. Sometimes you just need to kick back and enjoy a day relaxing with your BFF at a cozy cafe! Your wallet will definitely thank you.
Edmonton is a great spot for this, as it seems like there's a new cafe around every corner! Pick up your bestie, grab an iced latte, and spend the catching up and sipping on some sweet espresso at one of these amazing cafes:
The Woodrack Cafe
Where: 7603 109 St
The Woodrack Cafe is the kind of place that will make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the doors. You can always expect to receive great service, and even better food, like their whoopie pies that come in a ton of great flavours. They also have a book exchange area where you can pass along an old favourite or pick up a new read!
Brown Butter Cafe
Where: 1528 91 St
Brown Butter has a beautiful open concept layout, and prime seating options. The cafe is pretty new to Edmonton but they've been making waves ever since opening! Everything on their menu is handmade and super delicious; you'll never be disappointed.
Paws The Cat Cafe
Where: 10588 109 St
I don't even think I need to explain why you should come here, but I will anyways. Paws is home to a ton of adorable kitties, all of whom are looking to get some love! If you're ever in a bad mood, spending a few hours here will cheer you up for sure! They've also got some tasty food for you to enjoy.
Where: 10004 90 St
Little Brick is a favourite for many Edmontonians, and we can see why! They're great for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack in between. The place itself is super picturesque, and makes for an amazing Instagram photo. Frequent visitors recommend the Breakfast Sandwich and the Rice Pudding.
Let Eat Snow Dessert Cafe
Where: 18A 9261 34 Ave
If you've got a sweet tooth like me, you'll want to put Let Eat Snow at the top of your list! They're home to so many amazing desserts, including everyone's new favourite, Bingsu! The cafe itself is very cozy and welcoming, making it the perfect spot to spend an afternoon eating with friends!
Where: 9959 82 Ave
If you're hoping to cool off with some bubble tea this summer, Teapsy Cafe is the spot to go! They've also got milk teas and milk slushes, as well as tasty treats like matcha ice cream! The cafe is very serene, so it's a great place to get some work done or catch up with an old friend.
The Nook Cafe
Where: 10153 97 Street NW
The Nook Cafe is one of those places that somehow manages to feel like someone's cozy kitchen, while still maintaining those cafe vibes. The decor is beyond cute, and they've got super great vegan and gluten-free options on their menu! There's both indoor and outdoor seating to be enjoyed as well.
Where: 10310 124 Street NW
Remedy Cafe is a cozy little spot, located on 124 St. They've got plenty of seating, so you'll never be stuck waiting for a spot, and their menu is phenomenal. They've got plenty of traditional Indian dishes, such as Vegan Butter Chicken and Chana Masala, as well as a wide selection of tasty desserts.
Table Top Cafe
Where: 10235 124 Street NW
Up for some friendly competition? Table Top Cafe has an abundance of board games for you to try, as well as awesome snacks for you to munch on! They charge a flat rate of $5 for you to come in and play games, and there's no time limit! It can get pretty busy though, so be prepared to wait for a table and some noise.
Where: 10505 107 Street NW
Don't let the name fool you, this place is far from dirty. It's a popular spot for university students to visit, as it's nestled right behind Grant Macewan, but despite the sometimes busy crowd, it's still a great spot! They serve up amazing drinks, and great homemade meals and snacks to satisfy your cravings.
Where: 10180 101 Street NW
If a classy cafe experience is what you're after, this is your spot! This little cafe is hidden on the second floor of Holt Renfrew, but it's worth searching out. They take their daily specials seriously, and are always serving up the most creative brunch and lunch options for you to enjoy after some shopping!