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10/7/2021
Food & Drink

The Best Coffee In Whistler

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If you’ve got a big Whistler trip planned or you’re simply passing through, knowing where to find the best coffee is an absolute essential. In this article, we’ll tell you all of the best spots to go for the perfectly brewed cup to start your day off on the right foot. We’ve included a selection of cozy cafes that you can walk to in both the Village and Creekside. One thing’s for sure—tasting the best coffee in Whistler will have you ready to take on the day, no matter what activities you have planned for your trip.

Let’s jump right into it!

Ecologyst Cafe

Ecologyst Cafe in Whistler BC

If you’re environmentally conscious, you’re going to love this new Whistler cafe. Ecologyst Cafe sources only the highest quality organic ingredients to bring you mouthwatering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free treats. They have teamed up with three other local businesses to bring you rich aromatic coffee from Bows x Arrows, as well as fresh organic sourdough and baked treats from 200 Degrees Bakery. If it sounds delicious, it’s because it is. You won’t want to miss it!

Ecologyst Cafe
4338 Main St #125
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: (604) 962-7873

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Camp Lifestyle and Coffee

Camp Lifestyle & Coffee in Whistler BC

Camp Lifestyle and Coffee’s espresso bar is a hidden gem. ‘Camp’ stands for Coffee And Mindful Products, which holds true to everything the company stands for. Not only does the shop sell ethically sourced outdoor products like clothing and home decor, but they also make some of the best artisanal coffee in Whistler. The company uses 49th Parallel specialty coffee beans which are unwavering in quality and consistency. You can enjoy it in-shop or take home a bag of beans to brew every morning. In addition to incredibly rich coffee, don’t forget to indulge in the artisanal chocolates, caramels, and their wildly popular toasted marshmallows.

Camp Lifestyle and Coffee Co
1066 Millar Creek Rd
Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
(604) 932-0123

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Ed’s BRed

Eds BRed in Whistler BC

You won’t want to miss Ed’s BRed if you’re visiting the Creekside area. Their organic coffee and sourdough are simply to die for. In addition to being delicious, all of their beverages and baked goods are vegan-friendly and 100% plant-based. Best of all, Ed’s BRed is in partnership with Trees for the Future—so every coffee you buy means a new tree is planted. Some of their most popular drinks are the turmeric latte, lavender latte, and house-made Indian Chai. Their milk is plant-based as well so it’s perfect if you prefer dairy-free alternatives. Don’t forget to indulge in a pecan cinnamon roll with tofu-based cream cheese frosting with your coffee!

Eds BRed
206-2067 Lake Placid Rd
Whistler, BC V8E 0B6
(604) 967-3838

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Forecast Coffee

Forecast Cafe Whistler BC

Forecast Coffee is home to some of the best matcha coconut lattes, decadent hot chocolate, and delicious espresso in Whistler. With everything from delicious light to dark roast, you can either take home a bag of fresh whole beans or enjoy a beverage in-house. If you’re on the go, you have the option to skip the line and order online ahead of time like a local. Plus, if you like knowing part of your money is going to a good cause, Forecast Coffee donates 1% of all sales to various social and community causes. The best part—you can suggest a cause you’re passionate about.

Forecast Coffee
101-1200 Alpha Lake Rd
Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
(604) 932-3484

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The Velvet Underground Vintage & Cafe

Velvet Underground Cafe in Whistler BC

Located in a trendy vintage clothing store in Function Junction, The Velvet Cafe brews nothing but 100% plant-based espresso for you to enjoy. You have your choice of blends from East Van Coffee Roasters—one of the most popular cafes in the Lower Mainland. So, if you like house-made nut milk in your coffee, you may have just found your new favorite espresso bar for when you visit Whistler. All of their condiments are made in-house as well, which is incredible for reducing the impact that packaging mass food has on the environment.

The Velvet Underground Vintage & Cafe
1208 Alpha Lake Rd Unit 5
Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
(604) 938-9877

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Purebread

Purebread in Whistler BC

Located in both Function Junction and Whistler Village, Purebread is a family bakery that also brews fantastic gourmet coffee. They have five locations in total throughout the entire Sea to Sky region. No matter which location you go to, simply by walking through the door, you can tell that the team is passionate about providing nothing but warmth and hospitality. Be sure to grab a coffee and a pastry while you’re visiting Whistler so you can see why the locals love it so much!

Purebread Whistler
4338 Main St #122,
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
(604) 962-1182

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Mount Currie Coffee Company

Mount Currie Coffee Whistler BC

The delightful roasts at Mount Currie Coffee are sure to bring a smile to your face from the first sip. You have your choice between the complex Benchmark espresso or the nutty Heavyweight espresso with hints of chocolate. People watch and take in the laidback mountain culture as you enjoy your must-have cup of morning brew. While you’re at it, we recommend taking home a bag of their famous half-caf roast. It’s called After Hours and it’s perfect for those times you’re craving an afternoon pick-me-up.

Mount Currie Coffee Company
103-4369 Main St
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
(604) 962-2288

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Fix Cafe

Fix Cafe Whistler BC

Fix Cafe is a Creekside hotspot where you can relax on the patio while sipping a cup of gourmet coffee—when there’s not a blizzard, that is. Located in Nita Lake Lodge, the cafe is a well-known favorite among both locals and tourists in Whistler. They have a broad selection of organic coffee, teas, soups and sandwiches, baked goods, and freshly squeezed juices. Plus, if you’re health-conscious, you’ll love that all of their ingredients are locally sourced and freshly made.

Fix Cafe Whistler
2131 Lake Placid Rd
Whistler, BC V8E 0B2
(604) 966-5700

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We’d Love to Hear From You!

Did you get your fix of coffee from any of these renowned cafes during your stay in Whistler? If so, which of these coffee shops do you think has the best brew? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.

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Kids Corner

Kids Corner: Slowing down

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Did our parents and Grandparents feel this rushed? I remember my childhood feeling slow, so I wonder if the adults were less hurried than we are now. I try to schedule in some downtime each day, but admittedly it’s hard. Harder still when we’re traveling. I like to ensure when we visit a new place we “get the most out of every minute”. This detailed itinerary building worked great when it was just Ben and me but now we have two babies, it ends in tears. Usually mine! I now pad the trip’s events with scheduled moments of calm. These are for the children, but I benefit from them too. I find the activities almost meditative and feel similar results- clarity of mind, more present and calmer. And isn’t this why we travel?

In this section of the blog, I call “Kids Corner” I will describe these types of activities. They will be easy things you can do in your rental suite with few materials easily collected in nature or local stores nearby. Here’s the first of many…

Activity: Natures Puzzle

Materials

  • Flora (5 or so)
  • Construction Paper (bought at Whoola Toys).
  • Pen

Instructions

During your explorations, collect different types of flora. This “hunting” can be helpful to keep kids moving and engaged on a hike. Promote that they pick things that have already fallen naturally, so as not to disturb nature’s delicate balance. Place these on a piece of construction paper and trace them using a pen. Remove the flora and ask your littles to complete the “puzzle” but putting the pieces in the correct spots.

Till next post,

Sarah

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Insider

Interview with a Local vol. 1

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Hi! I’m Sarah, the owner, and operator of Outpost Whistler. This here is our blog. I know you’re familiar with the forum so I’ll keep the explanation brief. I want our guests to not only come to Whistler but to experience it on a deeper level. The way only locals truly can. I mean, that’s why you’re here and not at some cookie-cutter hotel right? Here on this blog, I will be writing my favorite things about Whistler and I’ll be calling on my friends to help too. Through getting to know the locals here, it was plain to see that Whistler attracts individuals who are driven, pushing life past what even they believed possible. But don’t take my word for it. Come back often to read their stories for yourself.  

Here’s mine, in the first of the segment I call “Interview with a Local”

 

Interviewer (I): K this is weird, cause I’m interviewing myself. I’m sitting on our new built-in banquette seat at our dining room table. It’s pretty comfortable. I’m drinking a cup of Golden Mylk and feeling a bit silly. Okay here goes, “Sarah, tell me your backstory…”

Sarah (ST): After graduating from university, and traveling the globe I started to plant roots in Vancouver where I fell madly in love with a man who was raised in Whistler. I was the Operations Lead for the Women’s design team at Lululemon and he was an entrepreneur with a small restaurant chain. Our story is so stereotypical it’s embarrassing to write; we moved in together, got a dog, got engaged, then married and had babies. The steps may be typical, but trust me when I say, how we did them like everything we do was anything but! 

 

I: How did you land here, in Whistler? 

ST: After baby number one, our beautiful boy Heath I knew I couldn’t go back to the corporate world, wanting something which would allow more flexibility. This is why we moved to Whistler. Vacation rentals wasn’t something I’d done before, but I knew this business is operations heavy and how right I was. It is so complex and dynamic. I am in heaven! 

 

I: Aside from the obvious, what keeps you here? 

ST: I can’t imagine a better place to raise my family. We’ve recently welcomed our second baby boy, Oscar and spend our free time exposing them to all their beautiful surroundings have to offer. Heath will be in “ski school” this season, aka daycare on ski’s and will no doubt tally more days on the mountain than I do… he will be 2.5 yrs old! Case and point. 

 

I: What is your “ideal” Whistler day?

ST: My ideal day in Whistler, given that it’s October and I have a 2yr old and 6 months old is as follows:

BREAKFAST- Americano and cinnamon bun at Ed’s Bred in Creekside. Also grabbing their sourdough pizza dough for dinner later.  

Activity- Hike Ancient Cedars Trail on Cougar Mountian.

LUNCH- Green Moustache with our friends and their children. I’m busy, so while I’m there I’ll pick up a few groceries at their waste-free grocery shop (bonus!). 

Activity- Take in the views from the Peak to Peak gondola, spotting and counting the bears with my eldest son, Heath. 

DINNER- Head home to make our own Ed’s bred Pizza and extra-large salad using whatever came in our Ice Cap Organics box that week  (delivered by the farmers themselves to our door weekly). 

Activity- After putting our kids to bed, Ben and I will sit together in our window seat eating some dark chocolate and watching the stars working!

 

I: What’s your favorite “locals” tip?

ST: I’ll be sharing them weekly on this blog but I’ll start with the drive up. My biggest advice for your journey is to take it slow from the get-go and enjoy the amazing drive on the Sea to Sky highway. Stop often. There are amazing beaches; Furry Creek and Britannia, views; Hike the Chief, stop at the Tantalus Mountain range (I can’t get enough of them), Waterfalls; don’t miss the Alexander Falls up the Callaghan and Brandywine both are very easily accessible for all abilities and ages. 

 

I: What do you do (professionally) and how can people support you?

ST: I own and operate Outpost Whistler, this Vacation Rental company. Come often, book directly here on our website and tell your friends. 

 

If you have blog post requests please let me know via email at sarah@outpostwhistler.com

 

Till our next post, have fun exploring!

Sarah

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Explore

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Ben and I have so much to be grateful for; our family, good health, this beautiful place we call home and the people who we’ve met here, our chosen family, who supports us in all we do. just to name a few.

This long weekend we took full advantage of all Whistler has to offer. We, like most, hit up the Turkey Sale and got Heath his first ski set-up. 70cm Rossi’s- doesn’t get any cuter! Big homecooked meals with family and friends, ice skating at Meadow Park and we went up the gondola for the last Peak-to-Peak ride of this season.

The highlight of our weekend, however, was hands down our trip north to Pemberton to visit North Arm Farms. The view of Mount Currie never disappoints. Right now North Arm Farms is offering a tractor ride to their pumpkin patch, marshmallow roasting, freshly popped popcorn, hay bales for the kids to jump on and more. It was a blast. We highly recommend you check it out.

Sarah

North Arm Farm Pumpkin Patch, October 2019.

Baby Oscar wishing the skis were for him!

 

 

 

 

 

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