11 Amazing Whistler Coffee Shops to Fuel Your Day

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Oh, Whistler. The majestic mountains, the endless outdoor adventures, and, of course, the bustling village. I’ve been coming here for the past 15 years, and it never gets old. But now, as a mom of two young kids, my days here are a bit different. I’m constantly on the go during our vacations (and tired), which is how I’ve come to discover all the best Whistler coffee shops during my visits.

I’ve been coming to Whistler since college (which was a while ago), but the experience has evolved as my life has changed. The days of spontaneous adventures and late-night parties have been replaced by early mornings, nap schedules, and non-stop entertainment for the kiddos. I’ve discovered that coffee shops in Whistler offer a welcome reprieve – a moment of calm in the storm of parenting. And let me tell you, these little oases have saved my sanity more than once during our family vacations.

I’m picky about coffee (I am from Seattle, after all), so you can trust me that these places know how to make coffee. So, fellow parents (and late-night partiers, or anyone, really), as you venture through Whistler, don’t forget to take some time for yourself. Whether you need that first-morning jolt to kick-start your day or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up to keep you going, these charming cafes in Whistler will be your saving grace.

After visiting these places many times over the years, I’ve put together a list of the best coffee shops in Whistler where the ambiance is inviting, and the coffee is nothing short of a miracle. So, grab a cup, take a deep breath, and let’s conquer Whistler together – one sip at a time.

1. Camp Lifestyle and Coffee Co.

Address: 1066 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0S8

Neighborhood: Function Junction

I’ve been to this neighborhood many times to visit Whistler Brewing Company across the street but never noticed this coffee shop until our most recent trip. It’s a bit unassuming from the outside, with the exception of a few red lawn chairs, but the inside was beautiful. There are two stories to this Whistler coffee shop, with the upstairs being all retail and the downstairs being half retail, half tables and chairs to sit at.

They had a small selection of pastries to choose from, as well as coffee for my husband and me (flat white for me, mocha for him) and hot chocolate for the kids. This was our last stop on our way out of town down the Sea to Sky Highway back to Vancouver, so we enjoyed our time relaxing in this outdoor-themed shop and looking at all the tempting outdoorsy merchandise.

2. Fix Cafe

Address: 2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0B2

Neighborhood: Creekside

My oldest wanted to find a new playground, so I said we could as long as we could find a new coffee shop in Whistler. He agreed, and we ended up at Fix Coffee at Nita Lake Lodge. This is a full Whistler cafe, which is convenient if you’re a guest at the lodge. Otherwise, you can easily walk over from the main part of Creekside.

While they do have seating here, I recommend grabbing a pastry and drink and walking around this beautiful hotel. You can head straight back to the lake, where there are multiple places to sit, as well as a trail to walk around. Sunrise would be a very scenic time to be here, especially if you’re visiting Vancouver in the summer!

3. Purebread

Address: 4338 Main St #122, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

I had never even heard of Purebread until my most recent PNW family vacation here, and I only noticed it because there was consistently a line out the door. It’s right now the Whistler Playground (where you’ll find our family multiple times a day during our yearly vacation), so I told my boys we’d go to the playground if they waited in line with me.

Let me tell you – it was completely worth it for the 10-minute wait. They have an amazing selection of pastries to choose from, and the smell was incredible when we walked in. I had a pecan sticky bun and an Americano, but it was hard to narrow it down with over 20 different freshly baked pastries available. Go on a weekday if you want to have less of a wait and a chance at a table inside (although you can easily eat outside in the plaza during Whistler in the summer).

4. Rockit Coffee

Address: 2063 Lake Placid Rd #227, Whistler, BC V8E 0B6

Neighborhood: Creekside

In my quest to find the best coffee shops in Whistler, I stumbled upon Rockit Coffee, and this may be the coolest place by far, if not some of the best coffee in Whistler. It’s music-themed and has music memorabilia all over the place, along with fun songs playing in the background.

I got a latte and tried a chocolate cruffin for the first time, which I’d never heard of before (croissant and muffin combined), but I loved it. This would definitely be a fun place to meet friends if you were with a group while visiting Whistler on the weekend.

5. Caffe Artigiano

artigiano coffee whistler

Address: 4340 Lorimer Rd Suite 120, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

I’ve been to this cafe in Whistler many times because it’s right across from the playground, so always convenient to grab a coffee. I also like that they have outdoor seating so you can enjoy being outside even on rainy days, as we did the last time we were there.

They also have some more solid breakfast food, such as breakfast wraps and sandwiches, in addition to pastries. I love getting their iced coffee when it’s warm outside.

6. Moguls Coffee House

moguls coffee house

Address: 4208 Village Square #202, Whistler, BC V8E 0G3

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

Many people consider this one of the best coffee shops in Whistler due to how crowded it always is. In fact, in all the years I’ve stopped here, I’ve never been able to grab a seat inside. It’s no surprise though, as it’s located right in the heart of the village and in a big plaza with plenty of benches to sit on.

I love coming here because they make a good matcha latte (I know, technically not coffee) and have some tasty seasonal pastries during the year. They also have breakfast sandwiches if you want some protein before you hit the slopes, which are popular cheap eats in Whistler.

7. Lift Coffee Company

lift coffee

Address: 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

I love Lift Coffee in Whistler because it’s very convenient, as it’s right at the base of the gondola, so you can pick it up on the way up the mountain. They take pride in their ethically sourced, single-origin coffee beans and offer a wide range of specialty coffee drinks, as well as delicious baked goods and light snacks.

It’s also a fun people-watching space – I purposely used my picture of the outside of it because I love sitting on the little bar outside and watching people go about their morning.

8. Ecologyst

Address: 4338 Main St #125, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

This coffee shop in Whistler Village was new to me on my most recent visit, and that’s because I thought it was a clothing shop this whole time. I was partially right – the front section of the store does sell clothes, but there’s a whole espresso bar in the back! I couldn’t believe I was walking past this for years.

I got a flat white at Ecologyst and spent a few minutes enjoying the ambiance sitting at one of the tables inside (complete with tree trunks for seats). They did have a small selection of pastries as well, although I was full when I came here.

9. Gone Eatery

Address: 4205 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

Gone Eatery is another Whistler coffee shop that’s often very crowded (hence why I was only able to get the sign in this picture). I like that they have a diverse menu of comfort food, including sandwiches, soups, and salads. The casual atmosphere and a variety of options for coffee in Whistler make it an ideal place for a quick meal before you go about your day.

Another bonus is this is right next to Armchair Books, which is a fun bookstore in Whistler to check out. They had a surprisingly big kids’ section, so we bought a few books to take back home with us (making it a fun kid activity in Whistler). Nothing pairs better than coffee and books, am I right?

It’s also perfect when you need activities in Whistler in winter for non-skiers, as you can grab a warm cup of coffee and settle down with a book.

10. Cranked Espresso Bar

Address: 8200 Bear Paw Trail #111, Whistler, BC V8E 1M2

Neighborhood: Rainbow

Cranked Espresso Bar is a bike-themed coffee shop north of Whistler Village that’s become one of my go-to spots for a pick-me-up. It’s got a welcoming vibe that’s perfect for grabbing a cup of joe and fueling up before hitting the trails.

They have much more than just coffee here, with pastries, smoothies, and sandwiches available. I also love that they have an apres menu as well as alcoholic selections for later in the day. It has a fun vibe that can be found in many coffee places when I spend a weekend in Vancouver.

11. Mount Currie Coffee Company

mount currie coffee co

Address: 103-4369 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Neighborhood: Whistler Village

Mount Currie Coffee Company is a beloved local place in Whistler Village, famous for its expertly crafted espresso drinks and welcoming atmosphere. With a strong focus on sustainability and community, I love that they are dedicated to supporting local farmers and suppliers.

Alongside their delicious coffee, they have a good selection of fresh-baked goods that perfectly complement their beverages. I love sitting by the window and, once again, watching everyone walk around the village.

The perfect cup of coffee can make or break your day in Whistler, whether you’re a tired mom or an adrenaline junkie. Indulge in some of these amazing Whistler coffee shops; it’s an indulgent treat that will perk you up and get you in the mood for a day of fun in the mountains.

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