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Winnipeg’s Coziest Coffee Shops: Downtown’s Warm Refuges from the Cold

As winter blankets downtown Winnipeg in a layer of snow and frost, there’s no better way to escape the cold than by stepping into one of the city’s coziest coffee shops. These warm and inviting establishments provide a haven for those seeking respite from the chill, offering not only hot beverages but a welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.

A Welcoming Atmosphere

Downtown Winnipeg boasts a variety of charming coffee shops, each with its own unique character.

From rustic and vintage aesthetics to modern and minimalist design, there’s a café to suit every taste. What they all have in common, however, is a commitment to creating a warm and inviting space that invites customers to linger and unwind.

Steaming Cups of Comfort

The heart and soul of any good coffee shop are, of course, the beverages. These downtown spots take their coffee seriously, serving up a wide range of hot and comforting drinks.

Whether you prefer a classic cappuccino, a spiced chai latte, or a decadent hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, you’re sure to find something to warm your soul.

Gourmet Delights

It’s not just about the drinks; many downtown Winnipeg coffee shops offer an array of gourmet treats to accompany your beverage.

Freshly baked pastries, delicate cakes, and savory sandwiches are often on the menu, providing a delightful pairing with your choice of coffee or tea. You can find the most yummy pastries from Stoneworks Bistro to delicious chewy cookies from Cookies by George located at Winnipeg Square.

Cozy Corners and Free Wi-Fi

Coffee shops understand that for many, they serve as an extension of their home or office. Comfy seating, cozy corners, and free Wi-Fi are often available, making them perfect places to work, study, read, or simply catch up with friends. Whether you’re seeking solitude or seeking community, these coffee shops provide the ideal setting, like the Starbucks on Broadway

Supporting Local

Many coffee shops take pride in supporting local artists and roasters, ensuring that your cup of coffee comes with a side of community spirit. From locally roasted beans to art from neighborhood creators adorning the walls, you’re not just enjoying coffee; you’re embracing the heart of the city. Coffee shops like Harrisons Coffee, Fools & Horses, Thom Bargen Coffee Roasters and Fête not only serve delicious hot beverages and pastries, but they also celebrate our city and its artists.

Harrisons Coffee Co – The Forks. Photo credit Tourism Manitoba

Downtown Winnipeg’s Best Kept Secrets

For locals and visitors alike, downtown Winnipeg’s coffee shops provide a comforting escape from the winter chill with warm and delicious coffee drinks.

Whether you’re seeking a serene spot for contemplation, a bustling hub of social activity, or just a nice cup of joe, these cafes have you covered. Why not visit some of these hidden gems? Some of our favorites are Parlour Coffee, Human Bean Coffee & Tea, and Colosimo Coffee Roasters.

Downtown Winnipeg’s New (and Gorgeous) Coffee Shop: Lavanda

This Winter don’t let the cold keep you away from downtown Winnipeg’s vibrant core. Embrace the warmth, both in the cup and in the atmosphere, that these new and beautifully decorated coffee shop has to offer.

Photo credit – Lavanda Website

The concept of Lavanda was thought of years ago when founder, Marcede, discovered her passion and purpose in the Manitoban food and beverage industry.

Lavanda is now a new café in downtown Winnipeg known for it’s fully plant-based food menu featuring local businesses, nourishing smoothies, great coffee, and wholesome, grounding vibe.

Pay them a visit on Smith Street and enjoy gourmet toasts, oatmeal, baked goods, and vegan cheesecake – all made for you, your morning rituals, and your afternoon indulging.

Create your own Coffee Tour in Downtown Winnipeg

Downtown has so many great coffee shop options! They are not just places to sip your favorite brew or pastry; they are havens of comfort, community, and connection in the heart of the city. Go out, explore and enjoy 🙂