#yeg Spotlight: District Coffee Co.

As a coffee lover, you can imagine my sadness when I discovered that I had an aversion to the fuel that keeps me going while I was pregnant with little Theodora. Especially since I enjoy discovering and trying out new, independent coffee spots, like Transcend Coffee , Remedy Cafe, or Credo. This is not a slap in the face to my old faithful, Starbucks (you’re always #1), but I get really excited at the opportunity to find and support local businesses. My excitement was heightened when I heard all of the buzz around District Coffee Co., which officially opened in early March of this year.

Located in a sweet spot between Jasper Avenue and the High Level Bridge, this is sure to receive major love from downtown dwellers and south-of-the-river folk alike. Minimalist in its decor, District Coffee Co. is the kind of place you can grab a satisfying cup of coffee while you’re on the run, or stay awhile and enjoy your smooth as velvet latte on their expansive patio (season dependent, of course).

While out running some errands a couple of weeks ago, we happily took advantage of the opportunity to test it out. Both Alex and I enjoyed a latte and indulged in some sweet treats. Chocolate chip cookie for me. Cinnamon bun for him. We were both in heaven! I haven’t had a chocolate chip cookie that good in a long time, so I suggest you run there, don’t walk. What I found really cool about District was that we were not only supporting an Edmonton business, but a Calgary one as well. District serves Phil & Sebastian Coffee, which is a Calgary-born business with five cafes throughout the city.

It will be a while before Theodora can experience the true joy and comfort of a good cup of coffee, but we fully support starting her young, one independent cafe at a time!

District Coffee Co.
#101 10011-109 Street
Edmonton, AB

8 thoughts on “#yeg Spotlight: District Coffee Co.

  1. Thanks for posting this review! As a former Calgarian I am really excited to hear that local cafe serves Phil & Sebastian Coffee. I used to frequent Phil & Sebastian’s Marda Loop location a few years back. I will be sure to check District out next time I’m downtown 🙂

  2. Great post! I had no idea of this place (or where it was, till I saw that Petro-Can sneaking out in the background!)

  3. I love this place! Also love that it’s located so close to my office. Next time you go, try their rice pudding, it’s made with coconut milk and freshly grated orange rind. Oh and they heat it up on a skillet on the stove, not in the microwave. Delicious.

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