Our first stop in Edmonton on our coffee tour was Square 1 Coffee, we went to their newest location that opened on July 9. It is very hard to get into the parking lot especially in the truck, so I would recommend taking a smaller vehicle if you own one. Once we were in the parking lot though, it was very busy which was amazing.
It was very bright and open with a really unique roof which was amazing. This location was very beautifully designed. They have a shelf of coffee and branded products for sale followed by a long counter of food and their coffee machine. The food looked really amazing and we were sad that we didn’t get anything to try. We were sad that there was no pricing on any of their products so we would have to ask about everything. They are a company that supports local Canadian roasters and they are going to have a rotating local roaster every month to month and a half.
Their menu is simple which is nice and they have a bunch of different options for the milk you can choose from. After reviewing the menu we decided on a couple different drinks.
I ordered a Large Latte for $5.50 and they were using Epic Espresso from 49th Parallel. It was a very smooth latte and it had really great flavour. My daughter ordered a Regular Latte for $5.00 and she said the exact same thing.
My wife ordered a Chai Latte for $5.25 and she said it was delicious. She made a comment that she thought it was authentic, before we left we asked and they said that they make it in house with a bunch of spices. She said it was one of her absolute favourite Chai’s she has ever had.
Everyone we talked to was very friendly and helpful. The only thing we were sad about is they were running a promo if you bought a bag of beans, you got a free beverage. If we would have known that we would have done that to support Detour Coffee from Toronto. Before we left, we decided to purchase a bag and then we gave our free beverage to the lady behind us.
Monday to Friday – 7:00am to 9:30pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 9:30pm
Sunday/Holidays – 8:00am – 5:00pm
There is a bunch of parking out front in the lot. There is also parking around the building, it is just difficult to get into.
Next time we are in Edmonton we will definitely be stopping by and maybe even checking out their original location.
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