Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature food and drink really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Victoria has had much success creating a substantial market for Coffee. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent java and more, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Bean Around The World Coffees or at Demitasse Coffee Bar, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

Demitasse Coffee Bar

This elegant coffee bar is the perfect place to enjoy a frothy cappuccino after a hard day of sightseeing. In the winter months, an open fire keeps you snug as you snack on homemade soups, salads and sandwiches.

Serious Coffee

Serious Coffee buys beans from all over the world, mostly fair trade and organic, and their baristas are exceptionally well trained. A small local chain, the shop also has a nice selection of baked goods, paninis and soups.

Bean Victoria

A small BC chain, Bean Around the World gathers the best coffees from all over the globe, many of them organic and/or free trade, and roasts them on-site. The baristas are a truly talented bunch, and well-trained in the finer points of customer...  Read More

North Victoria
2% Jazz Cafe

Proprietor Sam Jones is an encyclopedia of coffee expertise. He gets the best beans, roasts them in small, easier-to-control batches, and brews them like no one else. His equipment is state-of-the-art; his staff is above reproach. His 2% Jazz...  Read More

Buon Amici's Coffee

Well respected among coffee savvy Victorians, Buon Amici's is credited with introducing the table-poured latte. The small locally owned shop is welcoming and comfortable, staffed by professional coffee people who know what they're doing....  Read More

Rockland / Fairfield
Moka House

Traits of a winning coffee shop include a comfortable atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and above all, good coffee. Moka House has all three, plus a fireplace and a patio, and it's locally owned, too. They offer a full range of...  Read More

Spiral Cafe

In true coffeehouse fashion, the Spiral Café offers a space for regional singer-songwriters to perform, and never charges a cover. Live music is generally scheduled for Sunday mornings and most evenings, and tends to fall under the...  Read More

Discovery Coffee

Sam Jones' second coffee enterprise (his first is 2% Jazz Café), Discovery is the cutting edge of coffee in Victoria. Using the most up-to-date and refined techniques, the beans are roasted in small batches on the premises, and the brewing...  Read More

A funky, colorful and inviting place to enjoy a cup of excellent coffee, Mirage roasts its beans in-house for the freshest results. The effort is appreciated, giving the shop quite a loyal following of regulars who stop by for their favorite...  Read More

Solstice Café

A most relaxing coffeehouse in Victoria's old town area, Solstice Café serves as a quiet asylum from the hustle bustle of the city. Every tea on the menu is strictly organic, and each snack is made using locally-produced foods. The cafe often...  Read More