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 various 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 coffee shops in the city of 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, travelled the world for 45 years for his work in the oil business, slowly developing a massive collection of Pulp Fiction books, trinkets, and antiques from 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, the Kelowna North neighbourhood, Pandosy Village, and Big White), so you can always find one nearby. Bean Scene is excellent 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 flavour. 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 daily, and they don't use hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup in their bakery.
Bright Jenny Coffee Roasters
This charming cafe in the North End neighbourhood was originally known as Canoe Coffee Roasters. The name might have changed, but their mission is the same: to serve some of the best espressos, lattes, and cold brew coffees in town!
Their goal was to bring specialty coffees to a city with limited options, so they began with a home roaster built in a backyard shed. You can now enjoy and interact with the Kelowna community at their café or buy coffee beans on their website. The newly opened roastery and café offer a bright, modern atmosphere perfect for reading, doing homework, or hanging out with other coffee lovers. Bright Jenny Coffee Roasters' story began with the Canoe coffee trailer, a staple at the Kelowna Farmers Market for two years.
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 true coffee connoisseur, Cherry Hill offers 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.
Sprout Bread & Coffee
Pair tasty coffee with fresh-baked bread at Sprout Bread & Coffee! Located on Cannery Lane in Kelowna's Cultural District, this bakery/cafe bakes naturally fermented bread in-house daily. You'll also find an array of pastries, specialty toasts, and sandwiches.
The coffee menu features hot classics like macchiatos, long blacks, americanos, and London fog. During warmer months, try the cold brew or an iced latte. People looking for an authentic coffee shop experience should visit their next-door cafe, Slowside Coffee Bar. Its name comes from its star menu item, slow-drip coffee.
Other Coffee Shops to Try in Kelowna
- Bliss Bakery, 1289 Ellis St #109, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z6, Canada
- Deville Bernard, 387 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N6, Canada
- Third Space Cafe, 1708 Dolphin Ave #103, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9S4, Canada
- The Local Chemist Coffee Bar, 3310 Appaloosa Rd #12, Kelowna, BC V1V 2W5, Canada
- QB Gelato & Desserts, 1884 Dayton St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7W6, Canada
Where's Your Favourite Kelowna Coffee?
Enjoy immersing yourself in Kelowna's specialty coffee scene and supporting the small and sustainable Kelowna businesses that make it great. With so many great coffee shops, you can always try quality coffee in the city.