As a latte addict living in a city filled with lots of awesome local coffee shops, choosing my top five go-to places was hard, but here we go! With winter just around a corner, if you’re looking for new cozy places to hangout and enjoy for warm beverages, I do recommend checking these out.
- Coffee and Company – 53 Princess St.
Downtown, warm, and cozy coffee shop with amazing staff, and comfortable chairs. The café opens early for a quick coffee run before work, but is also perfect for a hot chocolate stop while holiday shopping. With their range of delicious foods, they also have Godiva chocolate and White Mountain ice cream.
- Coffeeco Pod – 721 Progress Ave.
West end, cozy, and best for on the go. This is where the North Roast Coffee Roaster is located, which makes their delightful coffee locally sourced and fresh. Limited seating, but you can buy freshly roasted coffee for more magic at home.
- Coffee Namoo Espresso Bar – 645 Gardiners Rd.
Located in the west end, family owned, affordable, and cozy. With the best latte I have had in Kingston by far, the staff are friendly, and the service is great. The atmosphere is very calm, which makes it the perfect place to read or study because it is not busy.
- Common Market – 136 Ontario St.
Awesome coffee and the best croissants I have had in Kingston, by far. Wonderful and friendly staff who will go above and beyond to make your experience even better. They have recently added extra seating now, too, so there’s plenty of room to enjoy their downtown, cozy café.
- Juniper Café – 370 King St. W
The only place in Kingston, with a stunning water front view, even in the winter. The café is eco conscious and locally sourced. If you have any dietary restrictions, Juniper Café’s got your back with their various range of alternatives. It is a quiet place to study and have meetings, but they lack power outlets.
What do you think, Kingston? Which of these do you think is the best local café? If none of the above, tell us where you love to grab a good cup of coffee in the comments.
Nour is a Queen’s University student majoring in philosophy and minoring in political studies. She is also a graphics editor for the student-run newspaper, the Queen’s Journal. In her free time, Nour enjoys reading about politics, going to the gym, and running. Connect with Nour via email at [email protected].