Coffee Houses

A Guide to Kelowna’s Best Lakeside Coffee Spots

a table with a cup of coffee on it in front of a wall with pictures and a potted plant.
Bright Jenny Coffee Roasters


Imagine sipping a perfectly brewed espresso or a delicate latte while gazing out at the serene waters of Okanagan Lake. In Kelowna, coffee isn't just a beverage; it's an experience that harmoniously blends the rich flavours of expertly roasted beans with the stunning vistas of lakeside living.

Bright Jenny Coffee Roasters

Tucked away in the north end of Kelowna, Bright Jenny Coffee Roasters offers a coffee experience that is both worldly and local. Sourcing beans from Peru to Ethiopia, each cup tells a story of global journey and local craftsmanship. The café itself, with its ever-changing menu featuring concoctive delights like an espresso tonic and their very own 'Kelownut', a combination of a croissant and a donut filled with custard, all offering a cozy setting.

Pulp Fiction Coffee House

Step into Pulp Fiction Coffee House and be transported back in time. This unique café, adorned with retro décor, pulp fiction art, and an array of antiques, offers a coffee break with an escape. The 70s nostalgia is palpable, making it a perfect spot for those looking to enjoy freshly baked croissants and pastries in a quirky, yet inviting atmosphere. Doubling as a rare book house, Pulp Fiction allows you to be transported back in time, allowing for a quick escape from the mundane. It's a place where coffee and culture collide, offering a truly distinctive experience.

Karat Chocolate Cafe

In the middle of downtown Kelowna, Karat Chocolate Cafe marries European café culture with a touch of Okanagan charm. Renowned for their in-house handcrafted chocolates, modern desserts, and French pastries, Karat uses locally sourced ingredients to craft each item. The warm, inviting atmosphere complements the extensive menu, making it an ideal spot for indulging in a sweet treat alongside a well-crafted coffee.

Bike Shop Café & Catering Co.

In Kelowna's Cultural District, the Bike Shop Café & Catering Co. brings a unique blend of vintage biker culture and culinary delight since 1998. This café stands out for its commitment to using local ingredients and offering a seasonal menu. With a relaxed atmosphere and a menu that includes freshly roasted coffee, kombucha, and homestyle soups, it's a beloved spot for both quick caffeine fixes and leisurely meals.

Marmalade Cat Cafe

Step into the Marmalade Cat Cafe in Pandosy Village. This Victorian-Style café charms with its colourful tables, beautiful artwork, and a cozy environment. Known for its delicious lattes and lunches made from scratch, the café offers a memorable experience, highlighted by their Grilled Ham & Brie Panini.

Bean Scene

Bean Scene's devotion to crafting exceptional coffee is evident in their use of the Probot Roaster, providing a sensory experience for visitors. With four locations in Kelowna, they're a convenient stop for a delicious cup of coffee. The café’s upbeat atmosphere, outdoor seating, and chic industrial-style decor make it more than just a coffee shop—it’s a destination.

Sprout Bread

When you're looking for more than just coffee, Sprout Bread is the place to be. Renowned for both their amazing food and excellent coffee, this café caters to various dietary preferences, from vegan to meat lovers. Whether it's a hearty bowl of soup or a tasty breakfast sandwich, Sprout Bread promises a fulfilling experience.

Slowside Coffee

One of Kelowna's newest additions, Slowside Coffee, is quickly making a name for itself with its high-quality slow drip coffee. The emphasis on using only the finest beans results in a rich, flavourful cup that's perfect for a revitalizing break. Alongside their standout coffee, the pastries here are equally impressive, making it a go-to spot for both coffee aficionados and those with a sweet tooth.

Half Blind Bean Coffee

For a contemporary Italian twist on your coffee experience, Half Blind Bean Coffee is the destination. Offering a wide range of both cold and hot drinks, along with a selection of snacks and sweets, this coffee shop stands out for its quality and variety. The skilled baristas are always ready to recommend the perfect drink to suit any mood, ensuring each visit is both delightful and unique.

Naked Cafe

Naked Cafe brings together two passions: exceptional coffee and vegan cuisine. Their freshly roasted coffee pairs perfectly with a menu that features mouthwatering vegan options like Sweet Chili Seitan and Market Poutine. For those in need of a serious caffeine boost, the In-house Bottomless Coffee is a popular choice.