With all of the cafés and treat-yourself stops, Kingston may just be the coffee capital of Canada. Downtown Kingston is the perfect place to settle into a warm (or iced!) cup of coffee with a delicious baked treat.
Check out five of our favourite places in downtown Kingston, a quick walk from Trolley Stop #4 (at the Market Square) and Trolley Stop #9 (at the top of Princess St)
115 Princess St., 350m from Trolley Stop #4
Cards Bakery is a 3rd generation owned business that runs 20 hours a day to satisfy tourists’ and Kingstonians’ needs for something tasty.
If you’re searching for something to fill your sweet tooth, your eyes will light up when you take a step in the door. They have everything from classic peanut butter cookies to butter tarts.
Be sure to try their delightfully freshly baked sugar cookies. They will definitely satisfy from the first bite to the last.
The Common Market
136 Ontario St., 300m from Trolley Stop #1
The Common Market has Kingston’s best espresso bar. This coffee shop offers a North Roast and a County Roast (from Prince Edward County) for your daily brew. Or if you are feeling something a little softer and sweeter, their cappuccinos are a fantastic choice.
It is a cozy café and small gourmet grocer that has been open for 6 years. Their delicious cookies, biscotti, and tarts are brought in by a local bakery called Dream Come True Kitchen.
To cool you down on a nice summer day, they also have iced drinks available for you. Most popular are their Mochas that are made with Swiss chocolate and their Matcha drink which is organic.
297 Princess St., 28m from Trolley Stop #9
Geneva, since 2010, has been serving delightful sweet and savoury crepes to tourists and locals with fresh and creative France-inspired speciality drinks.
This place is somewhere you can fluster your taste buds. They accurately mix sweet and salty in many of their dishes, such as the “Bombay: Signature Crêpe”. Which includes chicken and apples tossed in their secret mild curry sauce.
Along with their Crêpes, their menu contains other delights. Geneva has Belgium thick waffles topped with fresh strawberries and bananas, served with just the right amount of whipped cream.
44 Princess St., 240m to Trolley Stop #4
Pan Chancho is a bright and beautiful place to stop along the bottom of Princess St. to grab a coffee along with a tasty treat! We recommend the delicious lemon and olive oil dessert to zing up your day.
This fantastic bakery makes a variety of cakes too, from their divine malted milk chocolate fudge to traditional vanilla.
Baked goods are made during all four seasons and around the clock, for their local and visiting dessert and bread connoisseurs.
33 Brock St., 350m to Trolley Stop #4
Sipps is home to a European influenced espresso drink named “The Zebra”. We suggest to pair it with a heavenly chocolate chip brownie.
This café is famous for their in-house made carrot cake (that you will beg to know the secret recipe for), and is just a couple steps away from Stop #4 on the Trolley route.
Kingston’s locally owned Cafés and bakeries are truly places where you can experience the authentic charm of Kingston, so jump in your car and come enjoy today!