Al (SHe/Her) & Pat (He/Him)
If you’re looking for the best coffee in Prince Edward County, you’ve come to the right place. Read this post to find all the best cafes in Wellington, Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Carrying Place, and Demorestville Prince Edward County. We’ve even included the best places to stop on your way into the county, through Trenton and Belleville.
First off, Be prepared for nothing being open exceptionally early, or exceptionally late in Prince Edward County. Since we are most often photographing our couples at sunrise and sunset we are those people looking for good coffee between 7-8 AM and let me tell you, there is not much available! After many mornings spent patiently waiting for our favorites to open we’ve learned to take the time to make a Chemex in the morning, pour it into our Huskee Cups and then look for a mid-morning pick me up after the shops have opened between 8 – 9 AM. Lucky for us (and for you) there are plenty of options for locally roasted coffee beans and beautiful cups to drink your homemade brew from.
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Best Coffee in Wellington, Prince Edward County
Oak Surf Club
303 Main St, Wellington ON, Prince Edward County
No indoor seating
Open | Monday – Sunday 8 AM- 3 PM
Oak Surf Club is a surf shop/coffee bar serving up Anchored Coffee. Walk up to the window to order and take your coffee to go, enjoying it on the terrace out front, or along the water in Wellington (just make sure you don’t leave your garbage on the beach). Can recommend a latte or flat white. Unfortunately no Oatley, however the flat whites are good enough I’ll take the occasional gamble with dairy.
Creekside Cafe PEC
280 Main St Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
| No reservations |
Open | Daily 8 AM – 2 PM
With a beautiful interior aesthetic and hearty brunch options this new cafe in Wellington is a perfect place to grab a bite and a coffee. They serve Vortex drip coffee.
Piccolino Bar & Mercato
304 Main St. Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
| No reservations |
Open | Wednesday – Sunday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Handmade pastries, sandwiches and desserts. Make sure you have plenty of time to wait in line or get there extra early, this is a very popular spot in high season and on weekends. Enid Grace serves traditional Italian style espresso and espresso based drinks.
24 Wharf St. Wellington, ON K0K3L0
Open | Monday – Friday 8 AM – 2 PM & 5- 9 PM, Sat/Sun 8 AM – 3 PM & 5-9 PM
The iconic Drake Devonshire is situated on the shore of Lake Ontario. Sit in the restaurant, or on the patio for views of the lake. Drip coffee and espresso based drinks available. We can confidently recommend The Drake as their lattes are consistently good.
Hello Bonjour PEC
283 Main St Wellington, ON K0K3L0
Open | Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM, Sat/Sun 8 AM – 4 PM
Serving drip coffee, made to order breakfast items and a selection of baked goods, soup and salad. Enjoy at the bar, or take it to go and stroll along Wellington Beach (just make sure you take all of your garbage back with you).
Good Place PEC
153 Main St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
Open | 9 AM – 3 PM
Good Place PEC is a natural health grocer and cafe. They serve up breakfast and lunch items daily in the cafe as well as having healthy grab and go options. GOOD Place serves locally roasted coffee, a wide selection of teas and organic beverages. You can find bags of Lord and Lady Coffee here to take home with you as well.
Wellington Farmer’s Market
15786 Loyalist Parkway, PEC at The Eddie Hotel and Farm
Open | Saturdays 8 AM – 1PM, From May long weekend to Thanksgiving
Stone Temple Coffees serve up drip coffee and freshly roasted beans to take home at the Wellington Farmer’s Market. Stroll through the market, the apple orchard, meet the animals – The Farmer’s Market at The Eddie is the perfect place for a Saturday stroll.
Best Coffee in Picton, Prince Edward County
The Counter Bar at The Royal Hotel
247 Picton Main Street, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Wednesday & Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM, Thursday – Saturday 8 AM – 10 PM
Possibly the only place in The County that you can get a coffee at literally any time of day/night. Expect stunning interiors throughout (The Counter Bar included) and fresh bread to go. Sit in and watch Picton Main Street from the comfort of the Parlour or take your coffee outside to the patio and enjoy the fresh air and curiously good playlists they curate.
Beacon Bike & Brew
188 Picton Main St, Picton ON K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 8 AM- 5PM, Sunday 8AM – 3PM
Our first choice for coffee in Picton. Beacon Bike and Brew serve Quietly coffee and their espresso based drinks are perfection. They also offer a selection of sammies and baked goods to go with your coffee. Sit in their open and airy space, or take your coffee to go and stroll along Picton Main Street.
172 Picton Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Thursday 7AM – 3PM, Fri/Sat 7AM – 5PM, Sunday 8 AM – 4PM
The Beancounter Cafe is a county fixture, I’ve been visiting for lattes and scones since 2012! They offer espresso drinks, drip coffee, loose leaf tea, baked goods, gelato and made to order sandwiches. Their coffee is produced in small batches by Brad Lynd at County Roasters (the original owner of The Beancounter Cafe). I can highly recommend The Beancounter for consistently good coffee and great service – also note opening time of 7AM – the earliest in The County!!
4 Lake Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM
The Agrarian Market is a fresh and fine foods market. Your local go-to shop for fresh baked breads and pastries, meat, dairy, produce, preserves and most importantly, coffee. They have teamed up with Cherry Bomb Coffee Roasters to bring small-batch roasted, premium coffee in a variety of blends, to Picton. Their espresso/coffee to-go counter is open through all business hours. Coffee beans are also sold in pound (1lb) bags – we can recommend the Swiss Water Processed Killer Bee Decaf – Dark Roast.
166 Picton Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3PM, Saturday 8AM – 4PM, Sunday 8 AM – 3PM
The Vic Drive In is open for dine in and take out. This is where you will find all day breakfast and lunch options, and brewed coffee from Reunion Coffee Roasters. The interior is bright and quirky, the staff is lovely.
289 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 3 PM
Lily’s Cafe (part of Books & Company) serves high quality specialty coffees, fresh baked pastries made in-house and a variety of lunch options (sandwiches, soups, salads).Their small batch direct trade and locally roasted beans are supplied by Pilot Coffee Roasters and Cherry Bomb Coffee Roasters. This is the perfect spot to tuck in to a good book and a coffee.
The Lunch Box PEC
11 MacSteven Drive, Picton ON K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Friday 8 AM – 3 PM
The Lunch Box PEC is a friendly lunch spot located in Picton’s Industrial Park. They offer weekly specials, sweet treats, preserves, frozen Take & Bake meals, and Bridgehead coffee (latte, cappuccino, americano as well as drip coffee available). You can stop in or order and pick up.
Savon du Bois
206 Main St W, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Open | Monday – Sunday 10AM – 4PM
Savon du Bois is a natural body and cosmetics company devoted to crafting all-natural, hand-made products. You can visit their original location in Picton for a bespoke aromatherapy consultation or sign up for one of their soap-making workshops. Whilst there, sip a coffee or tea and lose yourself in the relaxing atmosphere.
Best Coffee in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
Bloomfield Public House Market
257 Bloomfield Main St, Bloomfield, ON, K0K 1G0
Open | Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM – 5PM
Bloomfield Public House Market is a true neighbourhood spot. Sip on your specialty coffee, made with vortex coffee beans and watch the world go by from their patio bar. BPH offers seasonal market cuisine from local farmers and Judy’s BBQ Wednesday – Sunday 11AM – sell out. You can also find them at the outdoor kitchen at Slake Brewing for Summer 2022.
Saylor House Cafe
274 Bloomfield Main St, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
Open | Monday – Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 9 AM – 3PM
The Saylor House Cafe is just outside the heart of Bloomfield. They offer homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts made with locally grown fruits and vegetables, and locally sourced prepared ingredients when available. This is where you can enjoy scones and Devonshire cream in The County – sign us up, no specialty coffee but drip coffee available. Breakfast served 9 – 11 AM.
Bloomfield Beauty Co
254 Main St., Bloomfield, ON, K0K 1G0
Open | Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5PM
Tucked inside Bloomfield Beauty Co is a small cafe serving up espresso based drinks. Enjoy yours on the exterior patio with a sweet treat from Royal Sugar Baking, or whilst you have a mani pedi.
Best Coffee in Consecon, Prince Edward County
Consecon Honey House
171 29, Consecon, ON K0K 1T0
Open Seasonally | Friday – Sunday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Consecon Honey House is your weekend morning stop for local coffee, honey, tea, baked goods and breakfast to-go. Perfect if you’re staying in Consecon and looking for a coffee before starting your weekend adventure.
Best Coffee in Carrying Place, Prince Edward County
Fawn Over Market
22186 Loyalist Parkway, Carrying Place, Ontario K0K 1L0
Open | Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 12 – 5 PM
Fawn Over Market is a neighbourhood grocery store led by Chef Alexandra Feswick. They offer local and specialty products, seasonal produce, provisions, prepared foods, take-out, catering & custom orders. Stop in for a specialty coffee made with Birch Bark Coffee and fresh baked good to enjoy at the counter or as you browse the beautiful aisles of products.
2522 County Rd 64, Carrying Place ON
Open | Tuesday 11 AM – 3 PM, Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
The County Emporium is a one-stop shop for fashion and accessories for adults and kids from brands such as Free People, Smash and Tess and Hatley. They are licensed (so yes you can have a glass of wine whilst you shop) and serving up Lord & Lady pour over coffees currently. They are introducing espresso based drinks in Summer 2023.
Best Coffee in Demorestville, Prince Edward County
Demorestville Cafe & Convenience
2783 Prince Edward County Rd 5, Demorestville, ON K0K 1W0
Open | Monday – Sunday 9 AM – 6PM
Demorestville Cafe & Convenience is a small store offering hot and cold drinks, homemade soup and sandwiches, groceries, fresh produce, sundries and treats. They also offer espresso based drinks including iced lattes in the summertime.
Best Coffee on the way to Prince Edward County
Best Coffee in Belleville Ontario
34 Dundas St E, Belleville, ON K8N 1B5
Open | Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 8 AM – 1 PM
Our ultimate favorite stop for a latte, they offer espresso based drinks with Pilot Coffee beans as well as bags of beans to go. We often stop in here for a quick coffee and Tesla charge (yes friends, they have a Tesla charger!). Outdoor seating only so keep that in mind if its raining.
Best Coffee in Trenton Ontario
The Grind & Vine
45 Front Street Trenton, ON K8V 4N3
Open | Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM
The Grind & Vine offers premium coffee and espresso based drinks. This coffee house and wine bar is a curated social environment and they pride themselves on inclusion and accessibility. Located in the heart of Trenton, this cafe is on your way if you’re headed to The County from Toronto.
Best Coffee Roasters in Prince Edward County
Not only can you get delicious coffee at our local Prince Edward County cafes and restaurants but if you need beans for your at-home brew (airbnb mornings am I right?) you can pick up freshly roasted beans at these local Prince Edward County Coffee Roasters.
- Cherry Bomb Coffee | Their Cherry Bomb flagship store is located in the Roncesvalles neighborhood in Toronto. In 2012, they started roasting their own beans in order to explore their enthusiasm and passion for the coffee industry. Their locally roasted (in Prince Edward County) Cherry Bomb Coffee, is ethically sourced and roasted by John Ruttan (Roaster, co-founder and co-owner) with the highest attention to quality and flavour. You can pick up bags of Cherry Bomb Coffee at The Agrarian Market in Picton.
- Stone Temple Coffee | Stone Temple Coffees is an award winning coffee company offering some of the finest roasted coffee from around the world. They carry a range of single origin coffees and in house special blends. All of their coffee is 100% Arabica Grade A Coffee, Certified Organic / Fairtrade and Roasted in Prince Edward County. You can buy their beans online, or pick up at the Roastery – 18 Willow Lane, Cherry Valley, Ontario, Canada, K0K1P0 – Monday to Sunday 9AM – 4PM.
- Vortex | VORTEX Coffee is a micro-roaster of quality and progressive beans from around the globe, based in Prince Edward County, Ontario. From the deep waters of nearby Lake Ontario to the swirling crema of a fine espresso, their constantly inspired by the idea of a vortex. You can pick up Vortex beans at Bloomfield Public Market – 257 Bloomfield Main St, Bloomfield, ON, K0K 1G0- Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM – 5PM.
- County Roasters – County Roasters are a family run Micro Coffee Roaster located in Prince Edward County. They’ve been roasting fresh, organic & ethically sourced coffee for over 13 years. You can order their beans online, or pick up a bag at The Bean Counter Cafe – 172 Picton Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0 – Monday to Thursday 7AM – 3PM, Fri/Sat 7AM – 5PM, Sunday 8 AM – 4PM
- Parson’s Brewing Company – Parson’s is a local Prince Edward County brewery who uses and sells their own smoky, chocolatey roasted beans. Their beans are organically grown in the Guatemalan Highlands and locally roasted. Have a cuppa at the brewery or pick up a bag to take with you from the Bottle Shop – 876 County Rd 49, Picton Ontario K0K2T0 – Monday to Sunday 12PM – 6PM.
Best Coffee Roasters Close to Prince Edward County
Coffee Roasters in Stirling Ontario
Before starting Quietly, Roaster & Green Buyer Dr. Lee Knuttila was a barista at SJCB and then Head Roaster & Green Buyer at Cut Coffee. He shares “there are few things better than a cup that tastes unmistakably unique with the individual qualities of terroir. And that is really what drives Quietly: I am following through on my dream to meticulously source and carefully roast the coffee that I want to drink all-day, every-day”. The best place to pick up your own bag of Quietly Coffee is in person at Beacon Bike Brew in Picton. The Quietly webshop is often sold out as Lee distributes to many cafes throughout Canada.
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Lord and Lady Coffee
Serious about great coffee and social impact, Lord and Lady Coffee was founded by Matt and Kristen O’Coin. Their dream of sourcing direct trade coffee has become a reality with their first women produced and direct trade Salvadoran Miramar. Although uncommon as a small roastery, they are also Fairtrade certified, they are serious about providing responsibly sourced coffee. You can find Lord and Lady Coffee at several local Prince Edward County shops including The County Emporium, The GOOD Place, and Loch Mor Cider Co.
Where to buy unique coffee mugs in Prince Edward County
Our Huskee Cups are great for travel (and for having a coffee to go) but when we’re home we love to sip our coffee from mugs handmade by local artisans. You can take home a piece of The County by purchasing a beautiful mug for your morning cuppa from one of the following local makers:
- The Ye11ow Studio, Picton – our personal favourite, seriously beautiful pottery (pictured above).
- Cylinder Studio, available at Field Made Goods, Picton
- Lyle Ceramics, available online, Studio at 100 Acre Wood, Picton
- Kosoy & Bouchard, available at The Wellington Farmer’s Market, Wellington
- Mena Dragonfly, available at The Studio – 1287 County Rd 12, PEC, ON and Zest Kitchen Shop, Picton
- Heasman Ceramics, based in Prince Edward County, available online
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