Is there anything quite like the first sip of coffee in the morning? The alertness that follows is a great way to kickstart the day, and you shouldn’t miss it on vacation! If you’re heading north, try visiting these great coffee shops in Niagara for your caffeine fix.
Five Coffee Shops in Niagara to Visit
1. Font Coffee Bar
Want to sip while you shop at the Pelham Farmer’s Market? Head to Font Coffee Bar first. Settled on Highway 20, this cafe has become a staple for local coffee in Fonthill, Ontario. Along with the coffee and cozy atmosphere, Font sources its baked goods from local producers.
2. Mahtay Café
St. Catharines, Ontario
Nestled in downtown St. Catharines, Mahtay Café is one of the best coffee shops in Niagara. It’s well-known for its traditional yerba mate tea. The inside is filled with art, couches, and chairs, and is perfect for reading. Additionally, the menu is extensive and caters to those with dietary restrictions.
Mahtay Café is also an event venue. While these vary, events often include film screenings, poetry readings, and craft markets. See their website for the most up-to-date information regarding events.
3. Balzac’s Coffee Roasters
Port Dalhousie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
A regional roaster, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters has two coffee shops in Niagara. The Port Dalhousie location is in northeast St. Catharines, just steps away from the beach on Lake Ontario. There’s also a second location in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Situated in the historic downtown, this charming café is close to the waterfront. It’s also great for grabbing a coffee before enjoying a theater production at the famous Shaw Festival.
4. Green Apple Coffee House
Port Colborne, Ontario
Fun fact: Green Apple Coffee House was the first Fair Trade Organic café in Port Colborne. It also has a prime location on the Welland Canal. For a relaxing day, grab a coffee and a dessert and watch the boats go by on the water.
5. The Black Sheep Lounge
One of the most beloved coffee shops in Niagara is The Black Sheep Lounge. The focus at this bohemian hangout is art. Indeed, proceeds from the shop go to support local artists. As such, The Black Sheep frequently hosts concerts, art exhibitions, and other creative events.
Of course, the art isn’t the only thing drawing customers. The Black Sheep is also a favorite in Welland thanks to its locally-sourced ingredients. Grab a coffee and a sandwich, salad, or breakfast for a great combination.
A Niagara Vacation at Sherkston Shores
Where can you stay to explore the attractions and coffee shops of Niagara? Why, Sherkston Shores Beach Resort, of course! Our stunning resort on Lake Erie is well-positioned for exploring the area. It’s also accommodating for all travelers. Numerous spacious RV sites with full hookups are available. Additionally, Sherkston Shores is home to a fine collection of vacation rentals. From traditional cabins to luxury lakefront cottages, there’s an option for you.
Guests at Sherkston Shores also have access to a wide array of amenities. On summer days, you can cool off at the water park, which features multiple pools, splash pads, and three high-speed water slides. There are also two and a half miles of sandy beachfront along majestic Lake Erie. You can enjoy the lake by swimming, or try one of our watersports rentals, including paddleboards, snorkeling gear, Sea Doos, and Jetovators. No matter indoors or out, Sherkston Shores has amenities to satisfy every interest!
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