Get out of the cold and enjoy a hot cup of java at these top coffee shops in Victoria.

2% Jazz Coffee - 2631 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia

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From humble beginnings as a street kiosk, 2% Jazz made a name for themselves by battling the elements to bring Victoria premium coffee. Ten years later they moved inside and started roasting their own beans taking control of the entire brewing process. Now as a staple in the heart of the Hudson district, it is the coffee shop leading the charge in innovation on Victoria’s coffee scene.

solstice cafe - 529 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia

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A lively cafe that regularly features local musicians and poets for entertainment, Solstice cafe is a great place to hangout at to escape the busy city. The shop has a menu that use ingredients that are all locally sourced and organic to produce the freshest dishes possible.

Shatterbox Coffee Bar - 916 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia

Shatterbox Coffee Bar Via Shatterbox Coffee Bar’s Facebook They are coffee centric shop but they don’t shy away from their selection of teas, spiced hot chocolates and savoury sweets. Owner and blender Kalen aims to bring out the bold, smooth, fruity and chocolatey flavours of traditional Italian coffee while never crossing the line over to sour. Shatterbox Coffee Bar functions more like a local pub, the baristas know their regular customers by name and are always welcoming to remember new names.

Discovery Coffee - 664 Discovery Street (Roastery/Cafe), 1964 Oak Bay Ave (Cafe), 281 Menzies St (Cafe/Bakery), and 1011 Blanshard Street (Cafe) Victoria, British Columbia

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Even though there is a few different locations, each Discovery location does it all. They roast beans that have been directly sourced from farms that are run in a manner that are socially and environmentally sustainable. Their bakery produces some of the finest pastries in all of Victoria and if you can’t decide what to try just ask one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff for some help.

Union Pacific Coffee - 537 Herald St, Victoria, British Columbia

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The exposed interior brick and ambiance lighting give the place a very comfy and laid-back feel, the perfect spot to spend a rainy day. With fresh brewed coffee and gluten-free options there is something for everyone no matter their dietary restrictions. Union Pacific Coffee is a must try if you ever find yourself in Dragon alley.

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