Did you know that coffee is the number one most popular beverage amongst Canadian adults (yes, even more popular than water!) and that the average Canadian drinks almost three cups of coffee per day? With stats like these, it’s safe to say that Canada knows coffee, and that you’ll find a quality cup of joe everywhere from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia. Few things are more comforting than a piping hot cup of coffee on a cold day and, let’s face it, some days you just need a bit of a helping hand to get started – with National Cappuccino Day coming up on November 8th, what better way to celebrate than with a delicious treat from one of Canada’s incredible local coffee shops?

Samuel’s Coffeehouse – Summerside, PEI

Summerside, Prince Edward Island has a rich history; it’s one that is celebrated daily at Samuel’s Coffee House and is an integral part of their delicious menu. They pride themselves in offering an experience in every cup” and serving up traditional fare with modern twists, featuring fresh, local PEI ingredients. Their coffee menu has everything from drip coffee to fantastical seasonal fraps. If you’re feeling a little jet-lagged (or if you just love an extra caffeine boost) be sure to try a Shot in the Dark – Samuel’s delicious drip coffee topped off with a double shot of espresso. 

Café Grains de Folie – Trois-Pistoles, QC

For almost a decade, this charming café has been a local favourite in Trois-Pistoles, Québec – and for good reason! With delicious, varied specials, and delectable indulgences like Chocolaccino’s on the daily menu, Café Grains de Folie always serves up something to delight everyone’s tastebuds. Situated on the St. Lawrence River, this picturesque small town is a perfect spot to enjoy a caffeinated treat while you take in the incredible views. 

Kuppajo Espresso Bar – Sudbury, ON

Kuppajo Espresso Bar Inc. in downtown Sudbury, Ontario is a little coffee shop with a great big heart. Their Suspended Coffee Movement gives patrons the option of buying a coffee for someone to redeem later when they need a warm up, and leftover baked goods are donated daily to local people in need by the shop itself. Creamy, tasty lattes, macchiatos, and flat whites promise to warm you up on a cold day in Sudbury, while their Americano Boost and Bullet Proof Coffee will give you that extra shot in the arm to get through a busy day. 

Thom Bargen Coffee Roasters – Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg has already seen their first snowfall of the season (and you know that there’s lots more of that to come), and Thom Bargen Coffee Roasters has two locations open, ready and eager to warm you up with expertly crafted espresso beverages. Their passion for coffee radiates through each beautiful latte, cup of coffee, and freshly baked good that leaves their doors – and with locations close to parks and the Riverwalk Trail, you can embrace the season with a hot treat and stunning winter views of the Assiniboine River. 

Iktsuarpok Coffee Stand – Vancouver, BC

One of the sweetest and most unique coffee places that you’ll ever come across, Iktsuarpok Coffee Stand is a gorgeous welcoming takeout window in Vancouver, located just around the corner from the iconic Chinatown Millennium Gate. Owned and operated by a friendly husband and wife team, Iktsuarpok opened its window in 2019 and has quickly established itself as a local favourite. The Matcha Latte served here is not to be missed – it’s made with matcha brought in from Kyoto, Japan, and, as a bonus, is always topped with stunning art. 

Have a hankering for a cup of coffee yet? Whether you’re a traditionalist who likes their drip coffee black or a sweet tooth who loves extra whip on their whimsical caffeinated treats, with thousands of coffee shops across Canada, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving on Cappuccino Day. Cheers!

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