It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for fancy coffees and hot chocolates!  One of our favourite things about winter is wrapping our hands around a hot drink on the chilliest of days. And with all the festive lights around the city, we can’t think of a better reason to hit up one of White Rock’s coffee shops for a tasty coffee and then go for a stroll to take in the light displays! And the pier and the promenade are always a perfect choice for a walk with your nearest and dearest, even on the coldest and most blustery of days! Here are a few of our favourite spots to grab a holiday coffee.

Islands Cafe
1237 Johnston Road

Missing your island vacation this year? Stop by Islands Cafe for a little aloha this season and pick up a Holiday Eggnog Latte or a Snowy Midnight Peppermint Mocha. Beans imported from Maui and Kona and roasted right here in White Rock, are sure to transport you to the tropics, if only for a moment.


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Grounds & Greens
15611 Marine Drive

I think we can all agree that this year, almost more than last year, we deserve all the decadent coffees! The folks at Grounds and Greens have got you covered with this year’s holiday coffee lineup. Choose from “It’s a Hard NOG Life”, a homemade latte, the “Minty Wonderland”, a Zimt Chocolate peppermint mocha with two shots of espresso or the “Oh Snap”, a traditional gingerbread latte made in house. Feeling guilty about the indulgence? Not to worry, all this deliciousness is vegan!

Chez Christophe
1558 Johnston Road

Much like the pumpkin spice latte heralds the start of fall, the creamy, delicious Egg Nog Latte kicks off the holiday season, and Chez Christophe serves up one of the best! Also not to be missed is their Peppermint White Mocha. Made with 34% white chocolate, espresso, steamed milk and peppermint syrup, topped with whipped cream and candy cane sprinkles, this coffee is true indulgence! Not feeling the caffeine? Order the Peppermint White Hot Chocolate instead!

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Crazy Cows Ice Cream
14971 Marine Drive

Known for amazing hand-made gelato in the summer, Crazy Cows offers up a unique variety of hot speciality drinks. Try their White Chocolate with salted caramel and toffee … add a warm chocolate chip cookie and you’ll be sure to stay cosy during your walk along the beach, no matter how cold the weather!

Laura’s Coffee Corner
2-15259 Pacific Avenue

Holiday drinks are back at Laura’s and this year’s menu is better than ever. Get festive with a Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Skor Mocha, Grinch Hot Chocolate, Red Symphony, White Christmas or Apple Cider.  And take home an in-house made Hot Chocolate Bomb for the ultimate in decadent stocking stuffers!

Bean Around the World
1400 Johnston Road

Bean Around the World is celebrating 30 years of serving up coffee sourced from around the globe. Celebrate them and the season with an Eggnog, Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint Latte or a Peppermint Mocha.

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