Ah, November … It’s getting colder, the sun goes down earlier, and holiday shopping has begun. All these thing can definitely affect your mood. So here are a few good spots in Outaouais where you can warm up and cheer up with a smooth, house-roasted coffee. Enjoy!

Café La Tierra Co-op

Located on Eddy Street, in the heart of Old Hull, this little café serves up a dozen different varieties of organic, fair-trade, house-roasted coffee. Nothing compares to Cauca, a rich, slightly fruity Colombian coffee. Add one of the café’s homemade sandwiches, and you have the perfect lunch. Better yet, you can brew your very own organic, fair-trade coffee at home: Café La Tierra Co-op’s bulk coffee beans are available in several grocery stores in Gatineau and Ottawa. For your meeting or conference, consider the café’s “Coffee Break” service: they will provide fresh coffee, compostable cups and fair-trade sugar!

Moca Loca

With eight locations in the Outaouais region, Moca Loca is a favourite with coffee lovers. You’ll feel the friendly, welcoming vibe the moment you step through the door. A large selection of house-roasted coffees, teas and infusions awaits you, along with fresh, homemade panini, salads and desserts. Regulars include students, workers on their coffee break, and bookworms lost in their story. One thing for sure: Moca Loca is a great place to go with friends and family.

Le Troquet

On Laval Street, just a few blocks from Café La Tierra Co-op, you’ll find Le Troquet, a friendly place to enjoy a good house-roasted coffee while you ponder the problems of the world. With a dozen different coffees, with or without alcohol, iced or hot, you’re sure to find your perfect blend (their Viennese coffee is heavenly!). Le Troquet also presents live performances and visual art exhibitions showcasing some of the best artists in the province as well as talented locals. A perfect way to round out your visit.

Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee to go or fuel for a long night of studying, you can’t go wrong with these three cafés. With winter just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to sample some Outaouaisfun coffee.

 

For more suggestions activities in the Outaouais region, visit our website www.tourismeoutaouais.com. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using our regional hashtag #outaouaisfun!

Featured image: Moca Loca

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