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 some go-to favourites from around the province. We think a road trip might be in order, so grab your coffee cup and go enjoy those espressos, cappuccinos, mocaccinos, macchiatos, chai lattes, matcha teas and other dessert coffees and steeped or infused drinks!
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1. Epoch Chemistry, Moncton
400 St. George Street | 506-232-6732
The chemistry of coffee is a delicious way to give your taste buds a treat and spend an afternoon. Whether you’re there for the imported beans, sophisticated coffees 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. Café Europa, City of Campbellton
10 Village Ave. | 506-753-3444
Freshly made soups, sandwiches, grilled cheeses and deli items, and a great collection of coffees sold by the pound make this spot a local favourite. A short drive from Sugarloaf Provincial Park, there’s no better way to greet the day than with one of Café Europa’s famous creations.
5. 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 and fresh baked scone, cookie or croissant in the cozy lounge or take it to go and wander down Water Street. Both offer spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy.
6. Kaffeine Espresso Bar, Bathurst
145 Main Street | 506-546-9679
Specialty coffee brewed in a variety of ways, one-of-a-kind concoctions including the Caramel Apple Oat Macchiato (which we didn’t know we wanted until right now) and craft organic loose leaf teas. Toss in a pâtisserie, and you’ll agree that Kaffeine Espresso Bar has an artisanal vibe that is second to none.
7. Café Maris Stella, Bas-Caraquet
8216 Saint-Paul Street | 506-727-5686
A cheerful heritage home on the main street of a seaside village. Fresh food cooked with local products. Amazing breakfasts and lunches menu. Locally roasted coffee. Add the friendly staff and an ecological consciousness – what’s not to love?
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Aloha Café-Boutique, Lamèque
41 Principale Street | 506-599-0088
Island vibes abound at this café by the sea on the Acadian Peninsula. It’s got a fun, lively beachy atmosphere with all kinds of sweets, treats, and gifts. There you’ll find fancy coffees and light meals, including the famous Tiki Bowl, a house specialty loaded with fresh ingredients. The artisan shop and friendly locals make this spot a must-visit on Lamèque Island.
11. Chess Piece Patisserie, Fredericton
361 Queen Street | 506-459-1969
703 Queen Street(Beaverbrook Art Gallery)
Fredericton's Parisian-style café extraordinaire serves quality hand-made creations from its cozy storefront in the downtown core and at stylish Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Exquisite desserts, croissants and macarons, savoury pastries, soups and sandwiches; you’re in for a real treat (or two).
12. The Art Warehouse, Saint John
120, Prince William Street | 506-285-6052
This licensed coffee house, gallery and drop-in art studio offers specialty, organic, fair trade coffee in a creative environment. Make this a moment of relaxation amongst the works of local artists or create your own in the art studio stocked with acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, and easels.
13. 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 bright coloured macarons and fresh-baked croissants. Oh and terrific chocolates. Did you need another reason to visit lovely Shediac?
14. 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 handcrafted drinks, curated giftware, allergy-friendly and gluten-free options, as well as homemade treats and art tutorials, so there’s something for everyone there.
15. The Purrfect Cup Cat Café, Fredericton
580 Two Nations Crossing | 506-449-2710
Cats + coffee +treats = purrfection. You can eat your snack in the front room café area while watching the cats' antics through the glass, or join the furry critters in the cat lounge to sip your bevvy in good company. All the feline friends are up for adoption (in case you fall in love with one). The café supports local businesses through baked goods and other wares offered in-store.
16. Creative Grounds Cafe, Miramichi
156 Wellington Street | 506-773-1808
With its homey goodies and convenient oatmeal breakfast bar, this cozy 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.
17. Cranewood on Main Bakery & Café, Sackville
113 Main Street | 506-939-3133
Locals love this bakery, and you will too. With a historic vibe in a small college town setting, Cranewood on Main offers excellent coffee alongside scratch-made seasonal menu items, pastries, cookies, and amazing cakes. Tastes good. Feels good.
18. Mill Town Roasters, Fredericton
461 King Street | 506-458-1174
1187 Smythe Street | 506-458-1156
7 Mill Street | 506-472-1019
Do you like cinnamon buns? Good, because they make the absolute best ones. With a brick and mortar in the heart of downtown, a roasting room at the Coffee Mill, and a cycling café at The Landing along the Nashwaak River Trail on the Northside, you’re not lacking options for where to grab a cup.
19. Cactus Cafe, Shippagan
205 J.-D. Gauthier Boulevard | 506-336-0192
Modern, bright and airy coffeehouse vibes on the main street of a vibrant seaside town. The daily specials (brie, bacon and apricot grilled cheese, anyone?) and decadent desserts will provide a delicious break in a delightful oasis while you explore the picturesque Acadian Peninsula.
20. The Tipsy Muse Café, Fredericton
65 Regent Street | 506-471-4898
Latte flights, bagels, oat cakes and cocktails. 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.
21. Brûlerie du Vieux Poste, Edmundston
55, Emmerson St. | 506-223-0277
A must-stop in Edmundston for true coffee lovers, Brûlerie du Vieux Poste roasts its beans on site, creating exclusive, high-quality blends with a balanced taste. Their homemade Délice Ultime pastries, which are gluten-free, light in sugar as well as paleo and keto friendly, match perfectly their flavourful seasonal and classic coffees.
22. 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.