Explore Squamish - September 14, 2020

Squamish Sips: Where to Have Coffee in Squamish

Photo: RideHub Cafe

Squamish Sips: Where to Have Coffee in Squamish

In Squamish, coffee shops are an expression of our culture. They are places to socialize, to showcase art, to work, to indulge and to gather before an adventurous day. It's easy to overhear hiking plans in the making and see topographic maps spread widely across the tables. Whichever cafe you visit you're sure to soak up the essence of Squamish during your visit. 

1. Chatterbox Cafe

Best coffee in Britannia Beach

Your new favourite coffee stop off the Sea to Sky Highway. Located beside Britannia Mine Museum just steps away from Britannia Beach this commuter-friendly coffee shop has all the snacks and caffeinated beverages you could hope for including espresso, soups, paninis and more. The historic cafe is also the home of the museum's collection of autographed photos, chronicling the history of films and TV shows filmed at Britannia Mine including The Flash, Supernatural, The X Files, and 21 Jump Street. 

Photo: Bob Herger

2. Caffe Garibaldi

Best coffee on the go

Located inside the Squamish Adventure Centre, Caffe Garibaldi is THE post and pre-adventure meeting point. Just steps from the cafe you can book a mountain bike tour, rent a paddleboard, play at Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park, book a rafting tour, go rock climbing or venture out for a hike. They also have a tasty selection of pastries and on-the-go snacks.

 Photo: Caffe Garibaldi

3. Cloudburst Cafe

Best cafe for catching up online 

Digital nomads and frequent web surfers flock to Cloudburst Cafe for the high-speed Wi-Fi, energizing coffee and delicious treats. The cafe is licensed to serve gourmet "adult-friendly" coffees and there is ample space to curl up and get some work done. The Locavore Bar + Grill is located right next door to satisfy your hunger when the time comes. 

Photo: Cloudburst Cafe

4. Counterpart Coffee

Best beans to take home

Serving up small batch, roasted-in-house coffee you can taste the flavours of Squamish in every cup of Counterpart Coffee. Trust us you will want to take a bag home and having it on hand may increase your daily caffeine consumption. 

Photo: Counterpart Coffee

5. Zephyr Cafe

Best food

Zephyr Cafe is an informal meeting place for Squamish locals and visitors alike, they have live music, open mic nights and a large enough menu that will keep you coming back for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bohemian vibes and mix of gluten-free and vegan eats are a hit with all kinds of folks, and the coffee hits the mark every time. 

Photo: @tara.explores, Zephyr Cafe

6. RideHub Cafe

Best mountain bike-themed cafe

Stop by for coffee and a snack and have your bike tuned while you eat. RideHub Cafe is home to Squamish's local trail experts and is your one-stop-shop for bike rentals, riding advice, bike maintenance, trail branded merchandise, delicious snacks and delicious espresso. Park your bike out front and hit the trails after you eat, the cafe is located in between the Diamond Head and Alice Lake / Garibaldi Highlands Riding Zones 

7. Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

Best coffee/donut combo

Squamish's local hotspot for artisan donuts and coffee. Baked fresh every morning, the donuts at Sunflower Bakery are tantalizing to your taste buds. Stop by the cafe located in beautiful downtown Squamish and sip your coffee on the patio as you stare up at views of Mount Garibaldi. Fresh bread, savoury baked goods and made from scratch sandwiches are also available. 

8. Brackendale Art Gallery & Teahouse (Temporarily closed due to COVID-19)

Best community feel

An afternoon activity and coffee shop all in one. The Brackendale Art Gallery & Teahouse has a rotating gallery of local artist and the owners are always on site to tell you about the vibrant history of Brackendale. Leave yourself enough time to walk around the building, there is an on-site farm, an Instagram-worthy wall of faces, an eagle tower monument, a gigantic unicorn and so many more eclectic sights to discover. 

Photo: Bob Herger

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