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Where to Get the Best Coffee in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

2 cups of coffee that say this is living

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, need a little perk up, or are yearning to warm your hands on a steaming cup of Joe, you’re sure to find the perfect mug in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Check out this list of coffee shops that serve up a delicious variety of warm drinks to soothe your soul.


Offering coffee, tea & their famous desserts. Blackhoney is open for breakfast, lunch, light dinners and after-show coffee & desserts.

What makes Blackhoney unique?

Many of Peterborough’s vibrant arts-scene events are showcased at Blackhoney including Spark Photo Festival and the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour.

Canoe Co. Cafe

Enjoy your favourite Starbucks beverage, fresh homemade Gelato, fresh daily baked goods or healthy lunches in our spacious cafe, on our patio or take-away.

What makes Canoe Co. unique?

This building was the former home of the Peterborough Canoe Company, founded in 1892 – manufacturing wooden canoes in a factory located at the corner of King and Water Streets until 1961.

Cork & Bean

382 George St N – Peterborough

Good food, strong coffee, delicious desserts – Kick start your morning at the Cork & Bean.

What makes Cork & Bean unique?

Cork & Bean is licensed, they have a great selection of craft beer, wine, whisky and more!

Doo Doo’s Bakery

Doo Doo’s Bakery is located in Bailieboro on Hwy 28. They serve all day breakfast and lunch.

What makes Doo Doo’s unique?

Doo Doo’s owner Diane is a five ribbon baker, known for her award winning buttertarts!


144 Hunter St. W. – Peterborough

KitCoffee is an espresso bar and bakeshop offering a cozy, bright space, from scratch goods and great coffee.

What makes KitCoffee unique?

Strong focus on using local ingredients, you’ll often find them at the Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.

Kyoto Coffee

Kyoto focuses on providing organic, planet-friendly coffee, they have a drive-thru location in between Peterborough & Lakefield and can be found a the Peterborough Farmers’ Market every Saturday.

What makes Kyoto unique?

At Kyoto they are passionate about the environment. They are proud supporters of many ethical coffee’s, ensuring they are serving chemical free coffee, that rain forests are used to help grow the product rather than being destroyed, that farmers’ are paid fairly for their crops and no animals are negatively effected by the process.

Pastry Peddler

Amazingly delicious desserts, tasty meals, picnic baskets and catering! The owners Colin & Deanna have an enthusiasm for baking with a family history of amazing bakers. Pastry Peddler shares their favourite treats and family recipes.

What makes Pastry Peddler unique?

Chef Colin Hall is also an avid cyclist, upstairs from the café is Frog Cycles’ workshop and vintage bike gallery!

Revelstoke Café

Offering locally sourced & sustainable plant-based food, fresh made sweets, locally roasted, fair trade & organic espresso, coffee, tea & more.

What make Revelstoke Café unique?

There menu is entirely plant-based. Check out their famous Cinnamon Buns!

Stuff’d Ice Cream, Bakery & Café

A cheerful year round, family business famous for the 33 flavours of Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream, home made apple fritters and cornish pasties and of course our deliciously smooth Italian coffees.

What makes Stuff’d unique?

Stuff’d is next door to The Canoe & Paddle pub and just down the street from Stuff Store, all owned and operated by owners Gill & Nick Exton.

The Nutty Bean Café

Fresh-made breakfasts, baked goods, sandwiches, salads, soups, fair-trade organic coffees: brewed and specialty, teas, cold drinks.

What makes The Nutty Bean unique?

The Nutty Bean Café is home to the best veranda in Lakefield.

The Silver Bean Café

The Silver Bean Café offers breakfast made fresh to order, specialty sandwiches and salads, desserts made in-house and imported from other bakeries, fair-trade organic coffee and beautifully prepared espresso drinks. *Please note: The Silver Bean Café is open from May – October.

What makes The Silver BeanCafé unique?

The Silver Bean is located right on Little Lake in Millennium Park, it’s your waterfront cottage in the city!