Coffeehouses & Desserts, No Alcohol, Parking, Take-out, Wheelchair Accessible
Less than $20
Getting There |
Cross Street |
English country atmosphere
If you’ve ever traveled through the English countryside and stumbled upon a quaint café, you’ll surely be reminded of it at Athlone Gourmet Coffee Plus. The cute café in Athlone Court is an Oak Bay mainstay, and is popular with the many seniors who live in the area. The small, cozy shop features quirky art on the walls, amusing signs and interesting knick-knacks. The space is always brightened up with fresh flowers and colourful tablecloths.
Fine fare and coffee
Like the name suggests, Athlone Gourmet Coffee Plus sells an excellent assortment of gourmet coffee. You can always find a different kind of coffee on feature, as well as specialty espresso beverages. All of the coffee is by Canterbury, and about two-dozen different varieties of beans can also be purchased for use at home. There’s a strong emphasis on fair-trade, organic and bird-friendly verities. The shop is also known for its delicious sandwiches and soup of the day. Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches are especially popular with the Brit expats. There’s always a variety of homemade sweet treats as well, such as tarts, doughnuts and croissants.
Coffee, tea, shopping?
In addition to taking home some freshly roasted beans, you can by at Athlone mugs, Sierra coffee presses, ceramic sugar and creamer sets and other accessories by Cobblestone Kitchens. There’s even jewelry by local designers so you can jazz up your look for your next coffee date!