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.
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
Grounds & Greens
1369 Johnston Road
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, “Oh Snap”, a traditional gingerbread latte made in-house with two shots of espresso, “It’s a Hard Nog Life”, a homemade eggnog latte, or the “Minty Wonderland”, a Zimt Chocolate peppermint mocha with two shots of espresso. Feeling guilty about the indulgence? Not to worry, all this deliciousness is vegan!
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! Special to the White Rock shop this year is the introduction of “The Grinch”, a sweet combination of red bean paste, matcha, caramelised white chocolate, and your choice of milk, topped with whipped cream and chocolate crisp pearls!
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 specialty 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
Your festive favourites are back at Laura’s and this year’s menu is better than ever. Get festive with a Grinch Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, White Christmas, Candy Cane Mocha or Apple Cider. And be sure to take home an in-house baked sweet treat as well!
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.