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Where to Drink Coffee in Quebec City

From Italian roasts to fancy third wave cafés, here’s where to get caffeinated in the capital city.

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Need a burst of caffeine or just a place to sit and read with a hot drink and a pastry?

Quebec City might not have the highly-developed coffee scene that Montreal has, but for all the mediocre Tim Hortons in town, it still holds its own. Here are eight excellent choices for coffee and more in the Quebec City area.

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1. Café Saint-Henri

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849 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3C8, Canada
(581) 300-7211
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At this contemporary Montreal import, light is as valued as the quality of products served. The impressive space features incredibly high ceilings, long refectory tables, minimalistic design, and a touch of greenery. Even better: doughnut store Sumo Beignerie Artisanal has set up shop inside Café Saint-Henri, offering a colourful, finger-licking array of seasonal, circular creations. 

2. Maison de Thé Camellia Sinensis

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624 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3B9, Canada
(418) 525-0247
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OK, it’s not coffee, but it’s good: Camellia Sinensis specializes in high-quality teas from countries like China, India, Sri Lanka and Japan, served by incredibly knowledgeable staff. Have a seat in the tasting room, a calm and relaxing atmosphere that allows customers to witness ceremonial tea preparations. Camellia Sinensis also tells traditional accessories including a selection from local ceramic artists. 

3. Café Pékoe

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433 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3B6, Canada
(418) 522-4888
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Located in trendy Saint-Roch, Café Pekoe is a place where you’ll go for coffee, but come back for the delectable poke bowls, the incredibly satisfying banh mis with fermented veggies, sweet and savoury bubble teas, as well as finger-licking-good homemade ice cream. Expect free wifi, indoor picnic table seating, and very clean restrooms. 

4. Café La Maison Smith (multiple locations)

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23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec
QC G1K 4E9, Canada
(581) 742-6777
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Inspired by European coffeehouses with a distinctive Parisian touch, La Maison Smith serves Italian-style roasts perfect for lattes. You’ll find six locations across the region (île d’Orléans, Saint-Jean, City Hall, Place Royale, Limoilou, Belvédère) that all offer healthy lunch options. Don’t leave without a slice of homemade (and incredibly decadent) pecan or apple pie. 

5. Nektar Caféologue (multiple locations)

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235 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3B1, Canada
(418) 977-9236
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Third-wave café Nektar Caféologue now has three locations across the region: St-Roch, Limoilou, and St-Nicolas, where the company has recently embarked upon roasting its own coffee. Offering a wide range of hot and cold drinks including fudge brews and fusion infusions, Nektar is a popular hangout among young professionals and students. Also, there’s free wifi and clean restrooms. 

6. Cantook

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575 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
QC G1R 1P5, Canada
(418) 529-4769
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Direct trade with coffee producers is what drives Quebec City’s Cantook, which roasts all its coffees in the heart of Faubourg Saint-Jean Baptiste. With vintage London pub inspired furniture, Cantook is a popular hangout for locals and merchants alike. Seating is somewhat limited inside, but there’s colourful outdoor furniture ,and the best quality-to-price ratio on coffee that you’ll find in Québec City.

7. Mayflower

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853A Avenue Myrand, Québec
QC G1V 2V8, Canada
(418) 914-4021
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Mayflower celebrates the coffee bean in every possible way, from slow pours to espressos, and even its very own bottled cold brew. Owners Louis and Florence serve only what their tastebuds consider the best: Heart Roasters from Portland, Oregon. There’s also free wifi, comfortable seating, and loads of natural light. 

8. La P'tite Brûlerie

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109 Rue de l'Église, Deschambault
QC G0A 1S0, Canada
(418) 286-3219
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Located in a heritage jewel in the heart of picturesque Deschambault (a little outside Quebec City), Mélanie Gagné’s P’tite Brûlerie is an exclusively organic coffee roasting house. Have a seat on the luxurious outdoor terrace. Pair your drink with a delectable chocolate chip cookie made by the village chocolatier Julie Vachon, or pastries from neighbouring bakery Le Soleil Levain. 

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1. Café Saint-Henri

849 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec, QC G1K 3C8, Canada

At this contemporary Montreal import, light is as valued as the quality of products served. The impressive space features incredibly high ceilings, long refectory tables, minimalistic design, and a touch of greenery. Even better: doughnut store Sumo Beignerie Artisanal has set up shop inside Café Saint-Henri, offering a colourful, finger-licking array of seasonal, circular creations. 

849 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3C8, Canada

2. Maison de Thé Camellia Sinensis

624 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec, QC G1K 3B9, Canada

OK, it’s not coffee, but it’s good: Camellia Sinensis specializes in high-quality teas from countries like China, India, Sri Lanka and Japan, served by incredibly knowledgeable staff. Have a seat in the tasting room, a calm and relaxing atmosphere that allows customers to witness ceremonial tea preparations. Camellia Sinensis also tells traditional accessories including a selection from local ceramic artists. 

624 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3B9, Canada

3. Café Pékoe

433 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec, QC G1K 3B6, Canada

Located in trendy Saint-Roch, Café Pekoe is a place where you’ll go for coffee, but come back for the delectable poke bowls, the incredibly satisfying banh mis with fermented veggies, sweet and savoury bubble teas, as well as finger-licking-good homemade ice cream. Expect free wifi, indoor picnic table seating, and very clean restrooms. 

433 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3B6, Canada

4. Café La Maison Smith (multiple locations)

23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada

Inspired by European coffeehouses with a distinctive Parisian touch, La Maison Smith serves Italian-style roasts perfect for lattes. You’ll find six locations across the region (île d’Orléans, Saint-Jean, City Hall, Place Royale, Limoilou, Belvédère) that all offer healthy lunch options. Don’t leave without a slice of homemade (and incredibly decadent) pecan or apple pie. 

23 Rue Notre-Dame, Québec
QC G1K 4E9, Canada

5. Nektar Caféologue (multiple locations)

235 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec, QC G1K 3B1, Canada

Third-wave café Nektar Caféologue now has three locations across the region: St-Roch, Limoilou, and St-Nicolas, where the company has recently embarked upon roasting its own coffee. Offering a wide range of hot and cold drinks including fudge brews and fusion infusions, Nektar is a popular hangout among young professionals and students. Also, there’s free wifi and clean restrooms. 

235 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
QC G1K 3B1, Canada

6. Cantook

575 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P5, Canada

Direct trade with coffee producers is what drives Quebec City’s Cantook, which roasts all its coffees in the heart of Faubourg Saint-Jean Baptiste. With vintage London pub inspired furniture, Cantook is a popular hangout for locals and merchants alike. Seating is somewhat limited inside, but there’s colourful outdoor furniture ,and the best quality-to-price ratio on coffee that you’ll find in Québec City.

575 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec
QC G1R 1P5, Canada

7. Mayflower

853A Avenue Myrand, Québec, QC G1V 2V8, Canada

Mayflower celebrates the coffee bean in every possible way, from slow pours to espressos, and even its very own bottled cold brew. Owners Louis and Florence serve only what their tastebuds consider the best: Heart Roasters from Portland, Oregon. There’s also free wifi, comfortable seating, and loads of natural light. 

853A Avenue Myrand, Québec
QC G1V 2V8, Canada

8. La P'tite Brûlerie

109 Rue de l'Église, Deschambault, QC G0A 1S0, Canada

Located in a heritage jewel in the heart of picturesque Deschambault (a little outside Quebec City), Mélanie Gagné’s P’tite Brûlerie is an exclusively organic coffee roasting house. Have a seat on the luxurious outdoor terrace. Pair your drink with a delectable chocolate chip cookie made by the village chocolatier Julie Vachon, or pastries from neighbouring bakery Le Soleil Levain. 

109 Rue de l'Église, Deschambault
QC G0A 1S0, Canada

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