Whether you're on the hunt for a quick brew or want a calm, inviting atmosphere to read a book with a mug for a few hours, Kelowna has a variety of coffee shop options to meet your needs. Kelowna isn't a city known for its specialty coffees, but there are great options here in town if you know where to look. We decided to make your coffee search easier by picking our top 5 coffee shops in Kelowna so that you can pick the best one for your mood and needs.
Pulp Fiction Coffee House
Pulp Fiction Coffee House lives up to its name and then some. On top of serving coffee, tea, espresso drinks, and breakfast, Pulp Fiction also houses Britannia Antiques, Art Deco Nouveau, and Robbie Rare Books. The owner, Max Sloan, traveled the world for 45 years for his work in the oil business, slowly developing a huge collection of Pulp Fiction books, trinkets, and antiques from all around the globe. When he finally settled down to retire, he opened the Pulp Fiction Coffee House with his partner-in-crime Robbie (his standard poodle). He just opened a second downtown Kelowna location in The District, so you'll never be too far from this quirky coffeehouse if you're in the city proper.
Bean Scene Coffee Works
Bean Scene Coffee Works has five locations spread across Kelowna (Downtown, Central, North, Pandosy Village, and Big White), so you can always find one nearby. Bean Scene is great if you want to sit down with a cup, but even better if you want to bring coffee home. They started their own roasting company with their coffee being roasted in small batches on demand to preserve the best flavor. They also offer smaller drinks featuring latte art and home-baked goodies from their wholesale bakery. All of their baked goods are made from scratch each day, and they don't use hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup in their bakery.
Canoe Coffee Roasters
Canoe Coffee Roasters' story began with the Canoe coffee trailer, a staple at the Kelowna Farmers Market for 2 years. Their goal was to bring specialty coffees to a city with limited options in that regard, so they began with a home roaster built in a backyard shed. Nowadays, you can enjoy and interact with the Kelowna community at their café or buy Canoe coffee beans right on their website. The newly opened roastery and café offers a bright, modern atmosphere perfect for reading, doing homework, or hanging out with other coffee-loving Kelownians.
Cherry Hill Coffee Inc
Cherry Hill Coffee Inc sells a variety of certified organic coffees, chai, and tea. Not only that, they sell coffee and tea equipment so you can brew your coffees and teas to perfection from home, and they even offer repair services. Cherry Hill Coffee has been brewing since 1986 with a focus on respecting the planet with sustainable practices and paying fair prices for their coffee beans sourced from around the world. If you're a more forgetful coffee connoisseur, Cherry Hill offers coffee subscription services on a recurring weekly or monthly basis. They also sell their coffee wholesale, so it's possible to partner with them if you are a business owner and would like to serve their coffee.
Enjoy immersing yourself in Kelowna's specialty coffee scene and supporting the small and sustainable Kelowna businesses that make it great. Kelowna may not be known for specialty coffee, but that doesn't mean there aren't some great finds no matter what part of the city you're in.