Coffee lovers, rejoice!
Bruce County has a seemingly endless number of places to get your daily dose of caffeine.
If you’re spending the week or the weekend exploring Bruce County, start your day off right by visiting any of these amazing coffee shops in Bruce County. In fact, you could easily organize your own self-guided tour of the best cafes in Bruce County using this list.
Many of these cute and cozy cafes offer an inviting atmosphere to stop and stay for a while. Sip coffee or tea, indulge in a sumptuous baked good and chat with your family members or travel buddies. Here are the best coffee shops in Bruce County that we know you’ll love.
Bruud Coffee Bar (Chesley)
Staying near Chesley or travelling through? It’s worth the short detour off Highway 10 to stop at Bruud Coffee Bar in Chesley. Bruud uses high-quality ingredients and locally-produced goods to serve up excellent coffee and espresso beverages, as well as delicious treats and light eats. The cafe itself is charming, cozy and welcoming, and Bruud Coffee Bar often offers specials and fun events.
Most notably, Bruud Coffee Bar is home of the coffee flight. Perhaps you’ve tried a beer flight or a wine tasting in the past. Now, you can try an array of different beverages all at once with Bruud’s coffee flight. The flavours are always rotating, so you can sample something new each time you visit. Bruud Coffee Bar is an unmissable cafe in Bruce County, and you might just become a regular visitor yourself.
Chesley is known by locals as “The Nicest Town Around”. Go for a walk with a coffee in your hand along its charming riverbanks. The Chesley Heritage Trail follows the North Saugeen River with two bridges offering scenic views. Whatever you do in Chesley, don’t forget to say hello to “Big Bruce,” an iconic roadside attraction which happens to be the statue of a giant bull!
LaDel’s Café at The Guest House (Walkerton)
For those spending a day or two in Walkerton, you may be searching for another coffee shop in town. LaDel’s is a wellness cafe located inside The Guest House, a plant and wellness shop in Walkerton. Go shopping for plants and home decor to create an oasis inside your own home.
Meet your friends over an espresso beverage or a fruit smoothie. They also have sweet treats and healthy eats. The Guest House offers a rejuvenating space for shopping and relaxing that you need to add to your Bruce County trip plans.
The Daily Grind (Kincardine)
The Daily Grind is located lakeside in downtown Kincardine, and it’s one of the best coffee shops in Bruce County. There’s ample comfortable seating inside this charming little cafe, and a little patio out front in the summertime. Regulars and visitors alike love the atmosphere and the friendly service just as much as the coffee itself.
As for the coffee, you’ll find a variety of espresso-based beverages, as well as seasonal specialties depending on the time of year you visit. There are also sweet and savoury baked goods, from cupcakes and cookies to quiche and meat pies. The Daily Grind also offers sweet treats by pre-order for special occasions, like Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Kincardine is a lovely place to go for a stroll. Take your coffee to go and walk past the lighthouse and along the shores of Lake Huron. Geddes Park is another beautiful and soothing place to visit in town with its winding paths through the greenery, pretty flower beds and unique Labyrinth Peace Garden.
Rabbit Dash Coffee House (Port Elgin)
Funky and fun, the Rabbit Dash Coffee House specializes in organic fair trade coffees, espresso-based beverages and ethically-sourced high quality loose leaf teas. Their cafe doubles as a shop for specialty coffee and tea equipment and accessories, and they even carry vinyl records.
Regulars rave about their fresh baked goodies, while others swear by Rabbit Dash’s soups, salads and waffles. All of their baked goods and dishes are made fresh daily using seasonal ingredients. It’s worth noting that they aim to follow the 100 Mile guideline for all of their suppliers, many of which are locally-based.
You can feel good about supporting a small local business that in turn, supports other small local businesses. This is one of the best coffee shops in Bruce County and a great place to explore when you’re frequenting the parks and beaches of Port Elgin.
Dizzy Bird Coffee (Southampton)
From the same owners of Rabbit Dash Coffee House, Dizzy Bird Coffee is a small town coffeehouse and roastery in Southampton, specializing in unique brewing methods. Much like Rabbit Dash, there’s an expansive menu of espresso beverages, as well as smoothies and Italian soda.
In addition, fresh bagels from Southampton Bagel Co are a staple on the menu, and you’ll also find sandwiches and paninis for every taste. The Plant Pantry, in partnership with Plant Pantry Cuisine, offers vegan-friendly, healthy meals with gluten-free options (available Monday-Thursday). There is an assortment of gluten-free treats at Dizzy Bird Coffee, too.
Pick up a coffee at Dizzy Bird Coffee and go for a stroll around Southampton’s Fairy Lake. It’s a really quiet and secluded spot in town where you’ll walk the perimeter of a pretty little lake. You might spot some wildlife on the way.
Little Blue House Coffee Co (Tiverton)
Little Blue House Coffee Co. & Gallery is a community hub and lovely gathering space in Tiverton. This adorable blue home has a history of being a community space, as the original home of the Tiverton Women’s Institute, the town library and a beloved fudge shop. Their coffee is organic and fair-trade with beans roasted locally by Ironwood Coffee Company on the shores of Georgian Bay. Stop by to enjoy a delicious brewed cuppa, a specialty latte or one of their famous fritters.
The shop doubles as an art gallery featuring art, paintings, photography, found materials and more from artists across Ontario. There’s also a makers shop highlighting local artisans and handmade businesses from Tiverton and beyond. You’ll find delightful gifts made from honey, charcuterie boards, hot sauce and other items for your loved ones (or to treat yourself!).
Lost Art Espresso (Wiarton)
Lost Art Espresso is a bright and welcoming coffee shop in Wiarton serving up tasty caffeinated beverages, like flavoured lattes and espresso drinks. Open since late 2022, Lost Art Espresso is one of the newest coffee shops in Bruce County, and it’s quickly become one of the best cafes in the region.
As you may want to stay a while to enjoy your latte or cappuccino, be sure to browse their small retail section. There are coffee beans, Aeropress coffee makers, artisanal tea, handmade pottery, locally made bars of soap, fragrant candles and many beautiful items that are local to Bruce County.
Stella Gelato Café (Tobermory)
Can’t decide between a caffeinated beverage and a sweet treat? Now you don’t have to choose! At Stella Gelato Cafe in Tobermory, enjoy sweet and yummy gelato in a wide variety of flavours while ordering a coffee at the same time. They also serve iced frappes, iced lattes and gelato milkshakes to help beat the summer heat.
Go for a walk around the harbour while soaking up the beautiful views. Tobermory has many fantastic hiking trails not too far from town, like the Burnt Point Loop to the Little Dunks Bay Lookout. You could also enjoy a coffee in the morning at Stella Gelato Cafe, embark on a glass-bottom boat tour to Flowerpot Island and come back in the afternoon for a gelato. Please note that Stella Gelato Cafe is only open seasonally.
Two Chicks Café (Sauble Beach)
Two Chicks Cafe in Sauble Beach is a wonderful coffee shop and smoothie bar not far from the beach. If you’re enjoying a day at the beach and feeling a bit hungry, wander over to Two Chicks Cafe for a sandwich, wrap, salad or smoothie. They also serve fresh baked goods and breakfast fare, too.
With their indoor and outdoor dining areas, you might choose to order a coffee and relax outdoors in their pastel coloured Muskoka chairs. There’s also live entertainment on occasion, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note that Two Chicks Cafe is only open seasonally. Please check their hours before planning your visit.
On your trip to Sauble Beach, you’ll likely end up soaking up the sunshine, swimming, shopping at the beach stores and even playing a round of mini golf or two. Two Chicks Cafe is an excellent retreat when you’re looking to refuel with healthy meals and coffee, hot or iced.
Happy Hive Bakery and Café (Paisley)
Happy Hive Bakery and Cafe is a memorable stop on your road trip around Bruce County or your trip to the town of Paisley. There are always new sweet and savoury treats coming out of their ovens, including a regular rotation of freshly baked breads. Try their personal pizzas or bagel sandwiches if you’re looking for a more substantial meal and sample a mouthwatering doughnut or brownie for dessert.
Naturally, you don’t want to miss picking up a cup of freshly brewed coffee from the Happy Hive Bakery and Cafe. Take your coffee on a walk by the Saugeen River or before going paddling on the river. After enjoying the great outdoors in Paisley, go shopping for locally made gifts and products at the Elora Soap Company. Get pampered at The Dragonfly Spa, whether it’s a massage, a mani-pedi or a facial.