Here are my top 3 Kelowna coffee stops.
Kelowna is my hometown. I've witnessed its growth with great wonder and pride. Kelowna is where everyone wants to live, for good reason. For MANY good reasons, in fact. Probably top of the list is the weather. The weather is reason enough to call Kelowna home with its four distinct seasons, hot summers and mild winters.
However, the list just goes on and on, and as a Kelowna Realtor, I love to share all its many perks with my clients.
Think wine tasting at world-class vineyards, cycling along the Kettle Valley Railway, balmy beach days, and diving into the crystal-clear Okanagan lake. Think nearby ski resorts, picturesque golf courses, and hikes through national parks. Think coffee shops. Aplenty.
Honestly, after a stroll downtown, you’ll discover that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to quaint, welcoming, and delicious coffee shops. Here are my top 3 that are warm of both heart and atmosphere:
1. Bliss Bakery
“LIVE. LOVE. LAUGH. LOAF.” Even their tagline is delightful! And very accurate. This is one of my favourite go-to’s when I need to catch up on some realtor-related admin or get final correspondence together for one of my soon-to-be-homeowners.
My intention is always just to sip on one of their delicious Lattes; however, that fresh artisan baking aroma gets me every time! I inevitably add a melt-in-the-mouth croissant alongside my coffee. Or, if it's been an early start, I treat myself to one of their breakfast wraps filled with roast potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, and salsa. Out of this world delicious!
Bliss Bakery can be found at 109 – 1289 Ellis Street, in downtown Kelowna.
Second up is the place that looks as cute as its name sounds. Sprout is full of character and charm. It has a wonderful energy about it. Bicycles lean up against its fence as cyclists relax after an early morning ride with friends, and expect to see all sorts of tail wagging - this is a favourite hangout for dog lovers and their furry companions.
Sprout is where I often choose to tap away on my laptop while enjoying a coffee and a Ploughman sandwich off their lunchtime menu. You can find them at 125-1295 Cannery Lane, and there's generally plenty of parking just across from them.
Situated at 387 Bernard Avenue, nestled on a corner in the heart of the downtown bustle, Deville Coffee is an infectiously energetic vibe. It has a creative feel and is often bustling with business folk discussing ideas and connecting over coffee and laptops.
Their coffee menu is extensive, so I try to sip on something new whenever I visit. However, their Flat White is my go-to favourite, with the Vanilla Latte coming in at a very close second. I generally pop into Deville when I’m taking a client downtown apartment shopping and grab a Breakfast Wrap to keep me energised for a morning of happy home finding.
There's not a day that goes by that I'm not grateful to live in Kelowna. One of my greatest joys is matching clients with their home vision. Finding them a place to settle in one of Canada's most in-demand towns is immensely rewarding. Kelowna offers a lifestyle that is most certainly rivalled by little else.