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The best independent coffee shop in Kamloops - voted by you!

Whether you love a fancy drink with all sorts of flavours and whipped cream or prefer to drink your coffee black, sipping on a cup of joe is just a vibe.

You can relax in the morning with your lover looking out at the skyline with a mug of your favourite homebrew, or meet up with your best friend at your favourite local café to hang out. The ambiance that a warm drink brings is unparalleled.

We know Kamloops loves supporting local businesses, and so do we. So here are your favourite independent coffee shops in the ‘Loops, as voted by readers like you and brought to you by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union.

Bronze - 5Bean Brewbar & Café

This locally owned and operated specialty coffee shop showcases a unique coffee experience for Kamloops. 5Bean strives to serve up locals with the freshest, best-tasting coffee in town.

With Sahali and North Shore locations, it’s the perfect location to meet up with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon catch-up session together while appreciating some delicious, energizing coffee.

Their staff pride themselves on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks in the door, and you can always expect to feel comfortable and at home when you stop by for a visit.

They also serve breakfast and snacks, including vegan options. Locals love their scones, muffins and breakfast burrito. So add 5Bean Brewbar & Café to your list next time you’re looking for a cozy space to grab a bite and relax for a bit.

Grab a cup of their must-try coffee at their 900 - 1210 Summit Dr. or 289 Tranquille Rd. location!

Silver - Caffe Motivo

Located in the heart of our beautiful city, Caffe Motivo specializes in yummy baked goods and high-quality coffee made from JJ Bean.

They serve breakfasts and lunches made in-house daily, so if you’re looking for a fresh, light meal to start your day or grab on your coffee break look no further. Their pastries and Quick Start breakfast sandwiches are infamous in town because they’re just that good!

Their coffee is made by the cup with love, so you will appreciate it down to the last drop. Plus, they have an awesome outdoor patio so it’s a great spot to hit up as a spring or summer refuge.

Since everything is made on-site, so it doesn’t get any tastier. Thousands of Kamloopsians have Caffe Motivo on their go-to list, and you should too!

You can find the cushy cafe at 229 Victoria St, for more information about their hours and menus, have a look at their websit here.

Gold - The Art We Are Cafe

Food. Music. Art. That’s what The Art We Are Cafe is all about. The cafe has a mission to make every customer feel at home.

The gals working there have a passion for making great, food, desserts, drinks and atmosphere. “We make homemade food for vegans, vegetarians, meatatarians, gluten free’ers & gluten lovers!” is what their Instagram bio states, and that’s part of the reason why Kamloops nominated them as the best independent coffee shop in town.

The other reason is their delicious coffee brewed from Kicking Horse Organic Coffee, which comes straight from the Rocky Mountains.

Their 20-foot high walls are covered in art because they actively support local artists and want to give local talent a platform.

The Art We Are Cafe loves local and loves giving back, and that’s probably why readers like you responded by voting them as the best independent coffee shop in Kamloops.

If you want to see what all the hype is about, check them out at 246 Victoria St.



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