Our second stop in Edmonton was a little coffee shop located right across the street from MacEwan University called Dirtbag Cafe. Everyone wants a good coffeehouse somewhere in their morning routine, whether they know it or not.

Located in a two-story building with a bright front and a large side patio, Dirtbag Café offers quite a bit of space for thirsty patrons wishing to meet up for some coffee, food or even a beer.  The day of my visit, the place was pretty quiet.


The Interior

When you walk in the main entrance Dirtbag is located on the right and Rock Jungle Boulders Climbing Gym is located to the left. In the front window there is lounge seats and then there are tables all along the right side. The lights were really cool, very hodgepodge like. They also have a small outdoor patio with picnic tables, if it was nicer outside we would have sat on the patio.


The Drinks

They have an extensive menu of hot and cold drinks, including coffee, tea, smoothies and kombucha.

As for coffee, they offer up beans that are under their own logo. After some minor deliberation, I went with a Pour Over for $4.50, I went with their Brazilian blend with undertones of cream, fudge brownie, and peanut butter. It was extremely hot, but was smooth and well balanced.

My wife ordered a small hot chocolate for $3.55 and it was very chocolatey. We were amazed at how much chocolate was used in this little hot chocolate.

My daughter ordered a Vanilla Latte for $4.45 and it had good flavor, but she could not taste the vanilla at all.


The Service

The employees were really great and very chill.


The Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am – 11pm (ish)

Saturday to Sunday: 10am – 8pm (ish)



They have a couple spots located in their lot out front and then there is street parking that you will have to pay for.


Last Words

After a while it was time to hit the road, so we polished off our liquids and quietly walked out. It would be kind of cool to have a place like this close to work. The best part of this cafe was being able to go and take a look at the climbing wall and seeing my future van that I plan on getting out in front of the cafe.

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