Great coffee can sometimes be hard to find. A friend of mine recently left Vancouver for a weekend escape to the mountains. What was top of his agenda, you ask? “Where has the best coffee?” It got us thinking: as locals in a small community, we’ve tried and tested Whistler’s full offering of caffeinated goodness. We thought we’d share the best of the best with you today…
As you enter into Whistler, you’ll pass Function Junction. Now, this may look like an industrial compound – but don’t be fooled! Function Junction is a space for crafters too. Camp serve a dark and chocolatey espresso by 49th Parallel. They also feature new roasts on rotation. The vibe is ‘Outdoorsey’ and the interior focuses on mountain adventure. Be sure to check out their retail offering, too!
Fix Café is located in Creekside and is a firm locals’ favourite. They brew organic, fairtrade coffee from Doi Chaang. ‘Social Medium’ is a sweet & earthy cup with aromas of cardamom and raisin. Be sure to enjoy it with a fresh pastry, which is made in-house, along with all the breads and cakes too! Get cozy by the fire in the winter or enjoy your morning beverage on the patio come summertime.
Run by self-proclaimed “coffee geeks and mountain lovers”, Mount Currie Coffee Company can be found both in Whistler and Pemberton. The Whistler location is compact but their espresso sure packs a punch! We recommend their ‘Canadiano’ for a true taste of the Great White North. Put simply, it’s a latte with a shot of maple syrup. You won’t regret it.
Voted best hot chocolate in Whistler the past 7 years running, Blenz is one of our favourite coffee shops in the central Whistler Village area. You’ll feel sinful tucking into their tasty treats but it’s worth it knowing that Blenz Whistler is doing a lot of great in the Whistler community. From ‘Community Mugs’ and compostable straws, to supporting local charity events, Blenz Whistler absolutely deserves to be on this list.
Ask anyone who’s been to Whistler and they’ll tell you Purebread is a cakeshop. Well, they’re sort of right. But this treasure trove of baked goods also offers really great coffee. The Function Junction location serves a pour-over brew, which is surprisingly rich with hints of dark chocolate and nuttiness. The perfect accompaniment to a flourless brownie (or two).
Head slightly north of the main Whistler Village area and you’ll come across Rainbow Estates. Here you’ll find Cranked Espresso Bar. Tucked away from the beaten path, you’ll find a real local experience here. Cranked is reminiscent of the discerning coffee culture found in Australia. With communal seating arrangements and a nice little patio, It’s a great spot to hang out.
Take your coffee to go and discover our Top Ways To Enjoy A Daytrip To Whistler. Or why not discover an Outside Adventure this summer? However you’re spending your mountain getaway, know that you’re sure to find a great coffee in Whistler, BC.