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Coffee... that dark, creamy, nutty liquid of the gods that keeps all of us going. Roasting, brewing, micro foam, dark roast to light; we all have preferences and opinions on what makes an amazing cup of joe. No matter where you go in town you're bound to find a coffee shop almost on every block. You don't want to go to just any coffee shop when there are so many places that do it just right. Let's talk about some of our favourites when we are in our mid-day slump. We are breaking them down by neighbourhood so that we hit a couple of the local hotspots.

 

 

Oak Bay

Hide and Seek Coffee

website: http://www.hideandseekcoffee.ca

 

This place is too cute. The staff are always friendly and happy to help with any questions you may have. They ask if you would like still or sparkling water then bring your coffee and water on a platter. Service and a smile! Two thumbs up!

 

Vic West

Fol Epi

Website:http://folepi.ca

 

One of the first places that I tell visitors to go for a coffee. How can you say no to amazing coffee, fresh pastries and the Selkirk Waterway to walk along. Vic West is quickly becoming a go to spot for anyone looking for a community feel and quirky shops.

 

Quadra Village:

Cafe Fantastico

Website: http://caffefantastico.com/

 

Cool, contemporary and coffee to die for; Cafe Fantastico is staple for most coffee fanatics in town. Located in an artsy district you can find local artisans and cool new restaurants popping up in the neighbourhood. Their staff are helpful and usually have a funny banter going on between them. The brunch menu on the weekend has a small selection of delicious options from a snack to a meal to satisfy those brunching needs. Make sure you check out their artwork hanging on the walls while you enjoy your perfect coffee!

 

Fernwood:

Parsonage Cafe

Website: http://fernwoodcoffee.com/

 

Hidden away and found by the true coffee lovers, Fernwood Coffee is run by some pretty dedicated connoisseur of the coffee world! They have travelled across the states learning about how to make the perfect brew and have awards to back them up. Never one to say no to acoffee, I'll be visiting them soon!

 

 

Those are just a few of the many amazing places for coffee around our beautiful city. But now I have reached my slump and I'll have to say goodbye to hit up Hike and Seek for an afternoon pick me up! :)

 

 

Do you have a favourite?! Let us know and we will be sure to go and check them out!

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