True coffee lovers can relate how undeniable its aroma lures us out of bed in the morning, and how that extra dose of caffeine motivates us through the afternoon slump. Whether you take your coffee in a thermos as you rush out the door, swing by a drive-thru on the way to work, nothing beats sitting for hours at a local coffee shop with a perfect cup of coffee. That is why we have curated a list of the 5 best coffee shops in Whistler! Whistler’s winter, or any season for that matter, is perfect for an amazing cup of joy.

Lift Coffee Co.

With heaters on the patio and plenty of seating, Lift is the perfect spot to meet friends before the Gondola. They serve great coffee, as well as tasty energy bars, like all Whistler staples.

They serve their own espresso blend, Vertical Espresso, roasted by Agro Coffee Roasters from Vancouver. Flat whites, lattes, cappuccinos, and almost any other syrup flavor you can imagine are on the menu here, as is the standard for a classic modern café!


Ecologists, a clothing and outdoor store, has a coffee bar inside their retail store. Knowledgeable baristas, large windows, and comfortable couches make this the ideal place for coffee. 

Plant-based toast options are served at Ecologyst coffee shop on organic sourdough bread. They also offer vegan baked goods from To Die For Fine Foods / Solfeggio and coffee from Bows and Arrows with plant-based milk for free. They’re also the only place in Whistler that serves Bows x Arrows coffee.

Mount Currie Coffee Co.

The Mount Currie Coffee Company was founded in Pemberton, at the foot of Mt. Currie. After seven consecutive years of winning the ‘Best Latte’ award in Pemberton, the café opened a café in Whistler, where it won the ‘Best Coffee’ award the next year. Along with the windows of the café are high seating areas. Watching the world go by while sipping on a coffee and reading the paper is a great way to spend some time here.  

They really care about coffee and it shows because their latte art is out of the world. Besides, it is quick to get to, free of traffic, and stocked with creative drinks and muffins. This is the most decorated café in Whistler with awards. In addition to serving Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters’ products because of their great taste, Mount Currie Coffee Co. also works closely with the farmers.


Aside from its amazing location, fun staff, and tasty coffee, Moguls is probably Whistler’s most famous café. Located in Whistler Village Square between The Grocery Store and Rexall, Moguls serves a variety of deli and specialty foods. You can grab a drink and go from the café if you are a grab-and-go type. On the walls, there are works of local artists, and the patio is one of the best places to watch people in Whistler.

Moguls offers a variety of coffee options, as well as coffee from Agro Roasters. Among the drinks served at the cafe are turmeric lattes, coconut milk smoothies, and oat milk drinks.

Cranked Espresso

The coffee roasts at Cranked, which are available at all times, are roasted to give the best possible taste. Served with them are Montreal bagels imported from Montreal. From Cranked in Whistler’s Rainbow community, you can enjoy views of Blackcomb Mountain. Coffee with a view? We know it’s a desire! 

The locals consider this place to be the best place to grab a coffee, a brunch, a lunch on the go, or an appetizer in the evening. Cranked Espresso Bar has the best patio in Whistler with some of the best views just a short drive or scenic bike ride away from the Village. 

The language of coffee doesn’t need to be translated. Choose from the many Whistler activities that await your adventurous spirit as you enjoy your favorite caffeinated drink from one of these 5 best coffee shops in Whistler, relax, and take in the scenery.

Bonus: Storm & Swell Coffee

While visiting Whistler’s best coffee shops consider bringing with you a bag of Storm & Swell’s Halfmoon Bay Medium Roast! Storm & Swell is exclusively sold online and featured in Lifty Life Vacation Rentals across BC and Alberta.

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