We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite coffee shops, cafés and tearooms in Brantford! Whether you’re looking for hot, iced or plant-based drinks, or local supplies for brewing at home – we have you covered. Did we forget one of your favourite spots? Share them in the comments below!
The Blue Dog Café | 199 Brant Ave | 519-512-0022
The Blue Dog Café is a beloved local café that serves up freshly brewed coffee and tea, all day breakfast and light lunch and dinner options. They also sell beans and gourmet loose leaf teas, both online and in store. Grab a hot drink and take in the fall season by wandering through the tree-lined neighbourhoods along Brant Avenue.
Healthy Rabbit | 105 Brant Ave | 519-900-2912
Healthy Rabbit is one of our go-to spots in the city for great vegetarian and vegan options. They offer a wide variety of plant-focused meals and desserts, as well as hot and cold beverages. Want to take your order to go? They only use compostable and biodegradable takeaway containers, cups cutlery, straws, napkins and cups. Follow Healthy Rabbit on Instagram and Facebook.
Moon Tea | 75 Dalhousie St #103 | 519-753-9088
If bubble tea is more your style, check out Moon Tea in downtown Brantford. Their menu features a variety of delicious, and very Instagrammable, fresh fruit and milk teas. Some of our favourite items include the Brown Sugar Tapioca with Fresh Milk and the Passionfruit Slush. Follow Moon Tea on Instagram to learn more.
The Golden Teapot Tearoom | 20 Ava Road | 519-756-5932
Located inside the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, The Golden Teapot tearoom is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a spread of freshly baked scones, clotted cream and preserves, alongside finger sandwiches and homemade desserts. After tea, check out the current exhibit at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (admission is free!).
The Exchange Café | 94 Tutela Heights Rd. | 519-756-6220
The Exchange Café at the Bell Homestead National Historic Site is currently open Tuesday to Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is serving up freshly baked goods, coffee and tea. New protocols are now in effect, therefore lunches are no longer served. Book a reservation now, the Café closes for the season on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
For At Home Brewing
Steve’s Tea Company | 783 Colborne St. E. | 519-755-0177
Looking for loose-leaf tea to brew at home? Support a local business and check out Steve’s Tea Company, which offers over 250 blends of tea, with more than 40, blended in house. Some of their newest additions include Butterscotch Cream Earrl Grey Black Tea, Sakura Green Tea, Raspberry Beret and Earl Grey Oolong. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on new varieties and upcoming tea tastings.
Altitude Coffee Roasters | 519-871-5087 | altitudecoffee.ca
Altitude Coffee Roasters is an online company selling organic, sustainable, fairly sourced coffe beans that are roasted to perfection and shipped or delivered to you in omnidegradable packaging. Place a one-time order or sign up for a monthly subscription through their online store. Follow Altitude Coffee Roasters on Facebook.