2019 | Top Cafes in Distillery District


Top Cafes in Distillery District


Whether you are looking for a simple drip coffee, a fancy mocha or a cup of tea, the Distillery District has numerous cafes for you to choose from to get the perfect drink!

To make your choice a bit easier, we have put together a list of the top coffee houses & cafes in the area:


1 Trinity St

1.) Balzacs

Considered one of the go-to cafes in Distillery, Balzac’s offers a wide selection of coffee drinks, pastries & more while being situated in one of the original pump houses buildings that was constructed in 1895!

Popular Order: Nitro Cold Brew & a Cookie

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 9pm
Friday/Saturday: 7am - 10pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm

2.) Arvo

Possibly one of the best cafes in the City, Arvo specializes in artisanal coffee drinks with premium coffee beans (which you can buy to take home), yummy food & snacks while offering monthly live music as well!

Popular Order: Avocado Toast & Cortado Coffee

Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday/Sunday: 8am - 7pm


17 Gristmill Lane

Arena Coffee Bar

15 Tank House Lane

3.) Arena Coffee Bar

Sports fans absolutely love this coffee bar where you can enjoy a craft brew while browsing the store’s wide selection of sports memorabilia, watch a game or documentary on one of the TV’s!

Popular Order: Cappuccino & Croissant

Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 7pm

4.) Flipside Donuts Cafe & Bar

Gourmet mini-donuts? ✔️Coffee? ✔️Cocktails? ✔️

This cafe/bar is a little bit hard to find but offers some gourmet sweet & savoury treats for your time in Distillery!

Popular Order: Drip Coffee & Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts

Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am - 9pm

Flipside Donuts

Cafe & Bar | 12 Case Goods Lane

Young Centre Cafe

50 Tank House Lane

5.) Young Centre Cafe

Situated inside of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, this cafe offers a broad choice of coffee & espresso beverages, food as well as wine & beer!

Popular Order: Espresso & Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 9pm
Sunday: Closed

Let us know in the comments where your favourite place to grab a coffee in Distillery District is :)

Rylie C.