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 favourites:

Laura’s Coffee Corner
2-15259 Pacific Avenue

Grab this decadent Brown Butter Toffee Hot Chocolate (in a to-go cup, of course) and then head down the hill to the waterfront, or go for a neighbourhood stroll and look for Christmas light displays!


Islands Cafe
1237 Johnston Road

Missing your island vacation this year? Stop by Islands Cafe for a little aloha this season. The signature Palm Tree Latte has a hint of coconut that is sure to transport you to the tropics, if only for a moment.

Watts Cafe on East Beach
15611 Marine Drive

All the seasonal yumminess is on offer at Watts Cafe on East Beach. And if coffee’s not your thing, they have spiced teas to warm your soul and your hands! Choose from a Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog Latte, Christmas Morning Tea, Cinnamon Apple Tea and Gingerbread Spice Tea.

Grounds & Greens
15611 Marine Drive

I think we can all agree that this year more than any year we deserve all the decadent coffees! The folks at Grounds and Greens have got you covered with their “It’s a Hard NOG Life” Latte. 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!

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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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