My very favourite shops in Victoria. I met him (you know, him, the guy) drinking coffee and sharing the paper at the downtown location.
Family owned with four locations and a roastery, they serve multiple brew methods. Espresso based drinks, pour over, batch brewed (drip) medium roast coffees rotating seasonally, Oak Bay serves syphon coffee.
James Bay has local craft beer and cider, and houses the bakery where the Discovery team's Yonni's Doughnuts come from. All locations have a similar selection of muffins, Yonni's Doughnuts, scones, croissants and a few other treats. Excellent tea selection by Jaga Silk.
The newest location is a beautiful bright room on the corner of Blanshard & Broughton, moved just a few doors down from the original Broughton location. You can't miss the sunny yellow patio furniture (40 seats!), gorgeous white tile work and floor to ceiling windows. Good luck snagging the corner booth, but any seat in this shop has a great view for watching the world go by.
All have wifi, and are open 6:30am - 6pm 7 days a week.
Downtown + Roastery: 664 Discovery Street
Oak Bay: 1964 Oak Bay Avenue
James Bay: 281 Menzies Street
Blanshard: 1001 Blanshard Street