3 Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Victoria
- August 24, 2020
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Good coffee is an important feature of any neighbourhood. And it is certainly a distinct characteristic of Victoria! Whether you’re meeting a friend for a socially distanced latte or you’re exploring the city’s coffee scene as part of a summer staycation, these three cafes will keep your caffeine fix in check.
Now open for take out, Union Pacific Cafe has a comprehensive espresso menu, as well as a fantastic array of other hot drinks including apple cider, matcha tea, and golden lattes. There’s truly something for everyone here. And, along with locally roasted beans, the cafe also serves delicious, freshly baked goods and a very good all-day breakfast.
For European-inspired fare, this locally owned and operated family of cafes in Victoria’s Old Town and Business districts is your go-to. Macchiato features authentic, old-world Italian-style espresso alongside a great menu that includes panini, salads, cheeses, and meats. It’s Venice meets Victoria. If you have any wanderlust, this cafe is just the ticket.
With Victoria’s favourite Bows & Arrows roasts, local art on the walls, freshly baked goods from local purveyors, and sustainable practices to maintain a carbon neutral existence, Habit is all about honouring the community. Order a lavender latte in a compostable to-go cup and don’t forget to try a pastry from Sweets by Selina.
Along with great coffee, a night’s stay in a hotel makes the ultimate staycation complete. Book with Days Inn Victoria Uptown for clean, comfortable, and conveniently located accommodations in Victoria’s Upper Harbour district. Our guest rooms and suites are spacious and stylish, and feature excellent in-room amenities including a 43’’ flat screen TV, work desk, free WiFi, and mini fridge. Plus, our Victoria hotel has adopted a number of enhanced sanitization techniques and precautionary measures to ensure the utmost safety of our guests. Get in touch to make your reservations!
- September 19, 2020
There’s a new outdoor attraction in Victoria, just in time for fall. Dubbed “Project Albero,” a floating dock, or swim float, was installed in the Gorge Waterway earlier this summer.
You’ll likely see him when you first walk into the lobby at Days Inn Victoria Uptown. Distinct black and white markings. Cute button nose. Big bunny rabbit ears. A yin-yang pendant dangling from his collar.