The sensational city of Sudbury is the largest in Northern Ontario. While its best known for iconic attractions like the Big Nickel and Science North, there are also a number of cool coffee shops in Sudbury. Turns out this world-famous mining town is a rockstar when it come to serving up a solid cup of coffee too!
So, on a recent visit I did the leg work and set to visit each of the Sudbury coffee shops. I’ve rounded them up for you below to help you choose which suits your flavour and style.
7 Best Coffee Shops in Sudbury
Kuppajo Espresso Bar
One of my favourite coffee shops in Sudbury is Kuppajo Espresso Bar! This downtown gem has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The space is adorned with wild green plants, rotating wall art, and full cozy nooks to settle in. I’d also say it’s one of Ontario’s Instagrammable cafes. Thanks to the myriad of greenery, artsy aesthetic and neon sign, the café is an experience and you’ll want to snap a few pics!
Owner Betty-Ann Serré and her staff will welcome you in and help you decide on what to order. The menu boasts a number of espresso-based beverages. But they also have other options like teas and cold drinks.
Kuppajo Espresso Bar is also home to a fabulous menu of food. You’ll want to come hungry! All their food is fresh and made in house. Many love their homemade soups and muffins. Plus, other highlights include sandwiches, salads and plenty of breakfast items.
Kuppajo Espresso Bar Information
Address: 109 Larch St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 1B8
Hours: Monday to Friday 7am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm
Phone: (705) 586-1298
Old Rock Roastery
In 2004 a local couple started a basement business and sold at the Sudbury Farmers’ Market. After a great deal of buzz, they opened up a brick and mortar shop in downtown Sudbury, Old Rock Roastery.
Now, nearly 20 years later, Old Rock Roastery is a staple when it comes to Sudbury coffee culture. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted with a massive new roaster and the sweet smell of coffee brewing. Behind the roaster is a massive wall of coffee that houses around 900 pounds of coffee.
Old Rock sources their beans and roasts them on site. They have over 90 varieties that include certified Fair Trade, Organic and RainForest Alliance coffee. So, it’s no surprise that this Northern Ontario coffee shop has won awards.
Visitors will find a number of coffees to choose from but I recommend one of their signature blends, the popular Shack by the Lac. Next time I’m trying their Tuco’s Bandito Blend that pays homage to one of the best restaurants in Sudbury, Tucos Taco Lounge.
In addition to grabbing a cup directly from Old Rock on Minto Street, many places across Sudbury and Northern Ontario serve their coffee. You can find it at Laurentian University, Railway Café in Cochrane, and more.
One of the top things to do in Sudbury is discover the wealth of street art across the city. So, it’s only fitting that Old Rock Roastery has their very own mural on the side of the shop.
Old Rock Roastery Information
Address: 212 Minto St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3G9
Hours: Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm, Saturday 8am – 3pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm
Phone: (705) 564-9000
Salute Coffee Company
A great place to grab a coffee in Sudbury is Salute Coffee Company. There are two convenient locations, one on the Kingsway in the city’s east end and one in the south end as you exit the Trans Canada Highway.
Nearly ten years ago the first Salute Coffee shop opened in Sudbury. Using PILOT Coffee, a local Toronto roaster, visitors will enjoy a quality cup of premium local coffee. Along with a traditional cup of coffee, Salute offers a wide variety of specialty drinks like Maple Lattes, Cappuccinos, and Mistos. Plus, be sure to ask about their seasonal drinks like Gingerbread Lattes in the winter and Blended Mocha Monkeys in the summer. All of which can be made with alternative milks.
The cup doesn’t stop with caffeine! Salute also provides a long list of beverage options like teas, apple ciders, and Real Food Smoothies.
Salute Coffee Company boats an awesome food menu too! Continuing with their local vibe, their eggs come from local farms, they use pure maple syrup from a local sugar bush in their baking, and even their kale is grown locally.
With a local community minded focus, Salute is all about providing their customers with quality and healthy options. Their extensive food menu can land them on the list of the best Sudbury restaurants. You’ll find everything from baked goods to frittatas and smoothie bowls to meatball sandwiches. And they have plenty of vegan, gluten free and dairy free menu items.
Salute Coffee Company Information
Address: 2195 Armstrong St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 4W2
Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 7:30am – 5pm
Phone: (705) 586-3524
Beard’s Coffee Bar & Bakery
Another of the coolest coffee shops in Sudbury is Beard’s Coffee Bar & Bakery. The shop is located in the hip Donovan area of Sudbury.
Stepping up to the door you’ll cross their large patio that’s home to lush greenery and sleek wooden benches. Inside visitors will find a warm and cozy space with the scent of fresh coffee and baked goods lingering in the air.
They brew Propeller Coffee Co. and have a variety of lattes, including seasonal ones. And while they make a great cup of coffee, you’re going to want to come hungry! Beard’s is best known for their amazing baked goods. Everything is made from scratch, fresh, and VEGAN!
The menu is filled with fun and unique sweets and treats! I loved their cupcake topped with fruit loops and a vegan cream cheese frosting. I sadly missed the donuts, which locals love! Plus, they have daily specials on many of their top menu items. For deals on donuts go on Thursdays and for cinnamon bus pop in on the weekend.
If you’re strolling downtown and looking for goodies, pop into their second location that’s inside the YMCA Centre for Life.
Beard’s Coffee Bar & Bakery Information
Address: 587 Kathleen St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3C 2N4
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9:30am – 6pm, Sunday 9:30am – 4pm
Phone: Not available
Da Capo Cafe
If you’re looking for a taste of Europe in Sudbury then head to Da Capo Café. Located in the heart of downtown, this café is owned and operated by a lovely Greek couple who found home in the city. As soon as you walk in, you’ll find yourself surrounded by plants, delicious smells, and a warm welcome.
Leaning on their Greek heritage, the menu is filled with incredible items. However, you’ll find an assortment of things to eat and drink here. The café offers different types of coffee, sandwiches, fun smoothies, and amazing crepes. Of the top coffee shops in Sudbury, this is the only one that will whisk you to Greece!
I recommend going Greek! For something savory, order the spanakopitki, which is a crispy pie filled with spinach and feta cheese. Or if you’re craving something sweet, try a slice of baklava. And to round out your Greek order, ask for a Freddo Cappuccino. Great during the summer, it’s a type of Greek iced coffee.
Da Capo Cafe Information
Address: 124 Cedar St, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3L6
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 3pm, Sunday Closed
Phone: (705) 806-1110
Books and Beans
One of the Sudbury coffee shops that filled my heart with joy was Books and Beans! This downtown café has a bright, cheery and inclusive space. Pops of colour are found in the mustard yellow Art Deco chairs as well as on the shelves lined the books.
Books and coffee are two of my favourites and if they’re yours too, then this is the coffee shop for you! I was greeted by the owner’s proud mother who went on to share all the highlights of the café. From the fabulous soup to the incredible coffee.
This is Liana’s second café. Books and Beans was originally in the spot where The Alibi Room is but she closed it years ago to pursue other ventures. But she’s back to breathe new life into the shop and everything tastes like it’s made with love.
The café serves Barocco Coffee, a Toronto coffee roaster. So, along with your cup of coffee (iced or not) I recommend grabbing one of their popular bagel melts.
Books and Beans Information
Address: 158 Elgin St Suite 201, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 3N5
Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 4pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm
Phone: (705) 222-6657
Twiggs Coffee Roasters
A popular Northern Ontario coffee shop is Twiggs Coffee Roasters. Established in 1995 in North Bay by Jennifer Twigg, there is now multiple locations across the region including Sudbury.
The Sudbury Twiggs opened in 2017 and has been a favourite spot for locals since day one. They have a prime location on the Kingsway that features a large interior space as well as a massive patio. Thanks to the elevated location, sitting on the patio offers sweeping views.
Twiggs Coffee Roasters is dedicated to roasting their coffee to perfection. In addition, they are very community minded and partner with local bakeries and butchers for breads, baked goods and meats. My go to is their classic Café Americano. However, this espresso bar also has other options like their famous freshly squeezed juice.
Pair your coffee with one of their healthy menu items like soups or fruit smoothies. Or indulge in one of their pizzas and tasty desserts. Owner of the Sudbury Twiggs says they have the best breakfast sandwich in town. Served on a bagel, it features Canadian bacon, a fresh egg, tomato, lettuce and cheese.
Twiggs Coffee Roasters Information
Address: 1332 Kingsway, Sudbury, ON P3B 0A3
Hours: Monday to Thursday 7am – 8pm, Friday & Saturday 7am – 9pm, Sunday 8am – 6pm
Phone: (705) 525-0807
Whether you’re looking for a quick cup to go or somewhere to cozy up with a cup of java and sweet treat, one of these coffee shops in Sudbury will fuel your day! Plus, you’ll be rewarded with a great coffee and knowing that your support makes a world of difference for each of these remarkable business owners.
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