Insider’s Guide: Coffee Shops & Cafés in Whistler

Insider’s Guide: Coffee Shops & Cafés in Whistler

Nothing pairs with crisp mountain air and valley vistas better than a steaming cup of coffee. The Pacific Northwest region has a reputation for having a strong coffee culture and Whistler is no exception, we love our coffee here. From boldly placed in the thick of things to tucked away in the quiet of nature, you’ll find an array of coffee shops in Whistler, each with their own atmosphere, preferred beans and menu.

Person in hammock with coffee

Coffee + adventure = heaven. PHOTO ABBY COOPER

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or a morning-caffeine-boost kind of person, we’ve decoded which hot spots might curb your craving. Bonus, you can count on breakfast bites or freshly baked goodies in a variety of forms at each of these caffeine-infused locations. Can’t hang around to enjoy the atmosphere? Bring your reusable mug and take your java along for the adventure.

Coffee Shops in Whistler Village

Village Centre:

Mogul’s Coffee House

A cheerful environment to grab a quick cup of coffee en route to whatever awaits. Admire the local art on the walls at Mogul’s while you wait for your favorite caffeinated beverage and then spring into action from the heart of Whistler Village.

Gone Village Eatery

Gone has a full food menu to explore along with all the coffee classics you’re looking for. There is ample seating at Gone making it a great spot for a casual lunch with a large group or for social coffee catch-ups. Armchair Books is also right next door if you prefer to enjoy your coffee with only a good read for company.

Hot Buns Bakery

Sweet treats and java? Look no further than Hot Buns. In the Village but off of the beaten path, the scent of freshly baked buns will draw you in. Its location offers an inner Village oasis from all of the action.

Person on sunny patio drinking coffee in Whistler

The patio at Lift is a year-round delight. PHOTO ABBY COOPER

Lift Coffee Company

Patio heaters and ample seating make Lift the perfect pre-gondola meet up spot all year round. The patio is never out of season and the coffee here is a Whistler staple, just like their tasty energy bars!

Village North:

Blenz Coffee

You know its name for a reason, Blenz is trusted across Canada because it delivers the same goodness everywhere. Their milk chocolate hot chocolate has won “Whistler’s Best Hot Chocolate” for nearly a decade straight in the Pique Newsmagazine’s Best of Whistler Awards, it’s a perfect fix on brisk winter nights.

Person drinking coffee on a patio in Whistler

Fuel-up or warm-up, Blenz has what you need. PHOTO ABBY COOPER

Mount Currie Coffee Co.

Originating from the nearby town of Pemberton, Mount Currie Coffee Co. is local, lovely and stocked with creative drinks, muffins and wraps. Not to mention their latte art is on point! They care about coffee and it shows.

ecologyst

Meet the new kid on the block, ecologyst offers a coffee and toast bar in their retail clothing and outdoor goods shop. Knowledgeable baristas, bright windows and big couches make this an enjoyable coffee haven. Plus, they’re the only place in Whistler to serve Bows x Arrows coffee.

Whistler ecologyst coffee selection

Aficionados will love ecologyst’s coffee bar. PHOTO ABBY COOPER

Person drinking coffee at ecologyst in Whistler

Ceramic cups elevate the rustic vibe. PHOTO ABBY COOPER

EightyOne

Passionate staff brew the good stuff at EightyOne in the Summit Lodge. Large, artisan-crafted wood tables are ideal for working on the go or meeting up with your crew.

Coffee Shop in the Upper Village

Portobello

Located in the Fairmont, Portobello’s bakery and custom sandwich station elevate this already great coffee spot. Portobello also has arguably the best donuts in town – bacon on a donut?! YUM.

Coffee Shops in Creekside

Fix Café

Creekside’s most cozy café features an in-house bakery, a large assortment of freshly pressed juices and delicious coffee. The Fix, at Nita Lake Lodge, offers mountain views from every seat and a warm fireplace to boot, this spot is undeniably comfy.

Latte art at a Whistler cafe

Go on a hunt for the best latte art. PHOTO ABBY COOPER

BRED, Made by Ed

The only authentic chai in Whistler. Stop by Bred for, of course, the fresh savory sourdough bread but don’t leave without trying the Indian chai.

Coffee Shops with Multiple Locations in Whistler

Starbucks

No explanation needed, it’s international for a reason. Whistler has three locations to satisfy your Starbucks cravings with a menu you know and love.

Purebread

You say you’re going for the coffee but you’re really going for the hundreds of sweet treats displayed in a way you just can’t say no to. Coffee is the perfect complement to the tasty treasures that lured you in. Stop by purebread in Whistler Village or in Function Junction.

Shopper walking out of Purebread

Purebread is a must-visit if you’re in Function. PHOTO KARINA ERHDART

Vegan Dessert Options in Whistler

Bet you can’t order just one. PHOTO PUREBREAD

Tim Hortons

There are two Tim Hortons locations in Whistler serving up your double-doubles if you like your coffee the same across Canada!

Whistler Blackcomb

Don’t forget that Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are littered with ski to, bike to and hike to coffee locations including Rendezvous Lodge, The Roundhouse, Crystal Hut, Horstman Hut, Glacier Creek Lodge, Ollies, Ravens Nest and more!

Person drinking coffee looking at Whistler Mountain

Does coffee taste better at elevation? Find out for yourself! PHOTO ABBY COOPER

More Coffee Shops in Whistler

Connection Café

Hitting the Lost Lake trails? Forgo the Village and get your hot beverage of choice at the PassivHaus and then glide or bike to the trailhead.

Camp Lifestyle & Coffee

A unique coffee and gift shop in Function Junction serving Parallel 49 Coffee, roasted in Vancouver BC. Camp is a wifi-free zone because it’s all about connection, good conversations, and of course, coffee.

Cranked

With multiple coffee roasts available at all times at Cranked, coffee flavour is their number one priority. Imported bagels from Montreal are the perfect pairing. Sit down and soak in views of Blackcomb Mountain from Cranked in the Whistler community of Rainbow.

Person drinking coffee in front of a window

Which will be your favourite? ABBY COOPER PHOTO

Coffee is an international language that needs no translation. Order your favorite caffeinated concoction, sit back, relax, take in the views and then choose from the long list of Whistler activities that await your adventurous soul.

Start your morning right at one of Whistler’s cafés and then proceed to dive into one of the fabulous outdoor activities you can find on Whistler.com! But coffee first, always.

Abby Cooper

Abby Cooper

Abby Cooper is a Whistler-based photographer, splitboarder and dog mom who is always looking for new adventures to take her farther and higher. You can usually find her in the backcountry, surrounded by good people (and dogs).

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