In need of some caffeine? We’re sharing our favourite spots to grab a cup and a treat.
Coffee shops are a mainstay of urban life, and New Brunswick’s cafés are the coziest around. We know it’s as much about the ambiance as it is about the warm bevvies and sweet treats, so we’ve assembled a list of our go-to favourites from around the province. We think a road trip might be in order, but don’t forget your coffee cup!
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1. Epoch Chemistry, Moncton
400 St. George Street | 506-232-6732
The chemistry of coffee is a delicious way to explore your taste buds and spend an afternoon. Whether you’re there for the imported beans, or trying their tasting experience, your time is well spent.
2. Auberge d’Anjou Cocooning Café, Petit-Rocher
587 Principale Street | 506- 783-0587
On the main floor of an elegant heritage home in the village, the café of Auberge d’Anjou welcomes you in a warm, intimate and casual environment. The tantalizing choice of coffees, pastries, soups, paninis, salads, quiches and delicious desserts artfully cooked in the purest French artisan tradition will make you want to linger, and maybe even spend the night at this beautiful inn.
3. Station 33 Café and Yoga, Hampton
33 Railway Crescent | 506-832-1180
Tucked just across the train tracks from Hampton’s town square, heritage train station and playground, Station 33 Café and Yoga is simply sweet. Offering seasonal lunch menus, natural baked goods, smoothies and gluten-free options - it isn’t a stretch to say you’ll love this spot!
4. Honeybeans Coffee, Tea & Treats, Saint Andrews
180 Water Street | 506-529-4888
This adorable café is located in the equally adorable town of Saint Andrews. Enjoy your drink - or fresh baked scone ? - in the cosy lounge or take it to go and wander down Water Street - both offer spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy.
5. Kaffeine Espresso Bar, Bathurst
145 Main Street | 506-546-9679
Specialty coffee brewed in a variety of ways, one-of-a-kind concoctions including a Blueberry Rooibos Latte (which we didn’t know we wanted until right now) and craft organic loose leaf teas from Rishi-Tea. Toss in a pâtisserie, and you’ll agree that Kaffeine Espresso Bar has an artisanal vibe that is second to none.
6. Café Maris Stella, Bas-Caraquet
8216 Saint-Paul Street | 506-727-5686
Amazing breakfasts and lunches. Fresh food cooked with local products. Locally roasted coffee. Board games and a playroom for kids. Add the friendly staff and an ecological consciousness – what’s not to love?
7. Café Lotus Bleu, Edmundston
52 Canada Road | 506-739-8259
Espresso, leaf tea and good food aficionados unite! Café Lotus Bleu offers tea, coffee, and an all-vegetarian menu (including vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free options) all served with a fresh vibe. And they’re just a quick jump across the border to the US or Quebec.
8. Buddha Bear Coffee Roaster, Alma
8576 Main Street | 506-887-1999
Right near the entrance to Fundy National Park, Alma’s Buddha Bear Coffee Roasters serves up its own brand of bean in the former St. Stephen’s United Church. Self-described as: Weird place. Weird People. Good beer. Good coffee. That about says it all.
9. Aloha Café-Boutique, Lamèque
41 Principale Street | 506-599-0088
Island vibes abound at this café by the sea. It’s got a fun, lively beachy atmosphere with all kinds of sweets, treats, and gifts. Live music and friendly locals make this spot a must-visit on the Acadian coast.
10. Rogue Coffee, Saint John
36 Grannan Street | 506-696-3150
Tucked in an alley in the city’s vibrant uptown, this cafe is beloved for its cool vibe and strict adherence to only-the-best beans. It also serves Kombucha on tap, Prosecco on tap, and nitro-infused cold brew. Kick back and stay a while.
11. Chess Piece Patisserie, Fredericton
361 Queen Street | 506-459-1969
A Parisian-style café that’s been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the 20 best bakeries in Canada, and featured on Food Network Canada, you’re in for a real treat (or two).
12. Adorable Chocolat, Shediac
395 Main Street | 506-351-0367
Adorable Chocolat’s in-house French café offers locally roasted espresso, a huge coffee menu and baked goods including perfectly pastel coloured macarons and fresh-baked croissants. Oh and terrific chocolates. Did you need another reason to visit lovely Shediac?
13. Newton's Mercantile & Café, Grand Manan
1123 Route 776 | 506-662-3058
The cafe & mercantile combo is a major vibe, and one that makes your visit all the more delightful. It’s a family-run establishment that’s serving up treats and tutorials, so there’s something for everyone there.
14. The Purrfect Cup Cat Café, Fredericton
580 Two Nations Crossing | 506-449-2710
Cats + baked goods + coffee = purrfection.
All the feline friends are up for adoption (in case you fall in love with one), and they support local businesses through the baked goods and other wares offered in-store.
15. Creative Grounds Cafe, Miramichi
55 Cunard Street | 506-625-1835
This cosy hideaway in a Miramichi East heritage building is just what you need to fuel an outdoor adventure or sit back and relax. The friendly staff will whip you up a specialty coffee or a spectacular seasonal, using beans from famed Atlantic roaster Nova Coffee.
16. Black Duck Cafe, Sackville
19 Bridge Street, Suite 200 | 506-536-8084
Locals love this café, and you will too. With a modern vibe in a small college town setting, Black Duck offers exceptional espresso (fair trade and organic, of course) alongside scratch-made seasonal menu items and pastries made with local ingredients. Tastes good. Feels good.
17. Mill Town Roasters, Fredericton
461 King Street | 506-458-1174
Do you like cinnamon buns? Good, because they make the best ones. With a brick and mortar in the heart of downtown, and a roasting room at the Coffee Mill, you’re not lacking options for where to grab a cup.
18. Cactus Cafe, Shippagan
205 J.-D. Gauthier Boulevard | 506-336-0192
Minimalist coffeehouse vibes by the seaside. The daily specials and decadent desserts will provide a delicious break while you explore the picturesque Acadian Peninsula.
19. The Muse Café, Fredericton
86 Regent Street | 506-471-4898
Latte flights and smoothie bowls. It’s hard to go wrong with that! The Muse is a downtown Freddy hot spot for delicious treats, gorgeous coffees, spinning vinyl and live music and poetry. Inside its modern style mixed with raw wood, slate and metal is a win on all fronts.
20. Clémentine Café, Moncton
62 Elmwood Drive | 506-384-4782
This charming neighbourhood café serves up a whole lotta cheer. The decor’s vibrant citrus colours will wake you up as much as their delicious coffee roasted on site by Sunny Brae small batch coffee roaster. Stay a while and enjoy their homemade soups, hand-crafted sandwiches, fresh salads and pastries.