Anyone else out there miss meeting friends at a coffee shop or working from somewhere other than their couch? To satisfy that craving, here is the Waterloo Region Coffee Shops, Cafes, and Bakeries Guide. (If you’re along for the adventure on Instagram, you’ll already know I’ve been stocking up on the first item on this list!)

It is important to note that this is a living document and therefore can change. If there’s a local independent business I’ve missed, please leave a comment below or send me an email.

For more Waterloo Region Local Shopping Guides, visit here.


Ice Cream & Gelato

Four All Ice Cream (Waterloo)

Christopher’s Gelato Services (Waterloo)

Coffee Shops & Cafés

Schmidtsville Restaurant & Gift Shop (Wellesley) – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Canadian-Made Gifts, Puzzles, Games

EcoCafe (St. Jacobs) – Coffee Roaster, Fair Trade, Organic, Direct Trade, Rainforest Alliance coffee, Treats, Tea & Other Hot Drinks

All Things Tea (Kitchener) – Tea Delivery

Queen Street Commons Cafe (Kitchener)

The Yeti (Kitchener) – Breakfast

Wilhelm’s Café + Bar (Kitchener) – Lunch, Dinner, Beverages, Mystery History!

Smile Tiger (Kitchener) – Coffee Roaster & Shop

Queen of Hearts Coffee & Tea House (Kitchener) – Afternoon Tea

Play-A-Latte Cafe – Cafe, Indoor Playground, Classes, Boutique, Toy Rentals

Cafe Pyrus (Kitchener) – Local, Organic, Vegan, Catering

Settlement Co (Kitchener & Waterloo) – Coffee Roasters, Cafe **CLOSED due to COVID-19

Seven Shores Café (Waterloo) – Fresh, Local

Kara’s Smart Cafe (Waterloo) – Breakfast, Lunch, Soups & Salads, Bakery, Beverages

Healthy Owl Bakery Cafe (Waterloo) – Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Beverages, & Catering

The Java Garden (Waterloo)

Exotica Cafe (Waterloo) – Bagels, Sandwiches, Butter Chicken, Salad Bowls, Bombay Pockets, Cheesecake Mousse

Brch Social (Waterloo) – Artisanal Café & Natural Wine Bar **CLOSED due to COVID-19

Sweet Dreams Teashop (Waterloo) – Bubble Tea, Desserts, Games, KnickKnacks

Noon Moment (Waterloo) – Bubble Tea, Juice, Slushies

Aroma Cafe (Waterloo) – Small Batch Coffee Roaster

King Street Trio (Waterloo) – Upscale Cafe

Fit for Life (Waterloo) – Quick, Fresh, Healthy Food, Breakfast, Lunch, Beverages

Monigram Coffee Roaster (Cambridge) – Coffee Roaster & Cafe, Catering

13 Food & Beverage (Cambridge) – Craft Beer & Food

Café du Monde Crêperie (Cambridge) – Made from scratch Crêpes, Pizzas & Desserts, Food Truck, Catering


Refined Sugar Cakes & Sweets (Breslau)

Golden Hearth Bakery (Kitchener)

Crumby Cookie Dough Co (Kitchener)

The Sconery (Kitchener)

LenJo Bakes (Kitchener)

Norris Bakery Limited (Kitchener)

The Flour Company (Kitchener)

Unity Baking (Kitchener)

Nougat Bakery & Delicatessen (Kitchener & Waterloo)

City Café Bakery (Kitchener)

Bon ApaTreat (Kitchener)

Debrodniks Donuts (Kitchener)

Cocabella Cake Studio (Kitchener)

La Patisserie (Kitchener)

Lady Glaze Doughnuts (Kitchener)

Ambrosia Corner Bakery (Waterloo)

Sweet & Savoury Pie Company (Waterloo) – Pies & Tarts

Confetti Bake Co. (Waterloo) – Cupcakes, Cakes, Cookies

Bread & Bretzel Basket (Waterloo) – German Canadian Bakery & Cafe

Sablétine (Waterloo)

Q’s Cakes & Café (Waterloo)

Reids Chocolate (Cambridge) – Nuts, Chocolate, Candy

Tiny Cakes (Cambridge) – Cakes

Thank You for Supporting Local!

If there’s a local cafe, coffee shop, or bakery I’ve missed, please leave a comment below or send me an email.

For more Waterloo Region Local Shopping Guides, visit the main guide page here.

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