Welcome to your guide to the Best Kamloops Restaurants!

Whether you’re just visiting Kamloops or are a lucky local searching for hidden gems, there are plenty of Kamloops restaurants that promise to blow you away.

Thanks to the area’s long growing season, you can expect an incredible range of delicious local dishes made with seasonal ingredients. However, there’s no shortage of international hotspots in this charming city either, which makes it one of the most eclectic foodie destinations in BC.

As countless restaurants here are frequently raved about, narrowing down the best Kamloops restaurants to visit during your trip can feel like a minefield. Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere that nails seasonal Canadian fare. Or maybe you’re on the hunt for family-friendly pub grub and an incredible craft beer?

Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll quickly discover that Kamloops is one of the ultimate foodie destinations in BC that you’ll want to learn more about.

Want to save yourself some time? Let’s uncover some of the best Kamloops restaurants that’ll have you booking a return visit before you’ve even grabbed the bill!

Best Kamloops Restaurants

Best Kamloops Breakfast

Frankly Coffee

Frankly CoffeeOne of the best things about living in British Columbia is its relaxed approach to breakfast. Although you’ll find plenty of cafes and coffee shops that reward early birds, you’ll also find spots like Frankly Coffee that see breakfast as an all-day affair.

This place offers its customers exceptional service, fresh food, and plenty of community spirit. Everything from its proteins to its veggies is packed with flavour, and the in-house bakers promise to have you salivating at the sight of the scones, squares, cookies, and muffins that are proudly displayed near the counter. If you’re looking for recommendations, the Oatmeal Coconut Cake and Banana Loaf are staple choices that shouldn’t be missed.

If you’re needing a coffee-to-go, the Americano or Latte are solid options. If you’d prefer to take your time and start your day at a

What to Order:

French Toast, The Oatmeal Coconut Cake, Banana Loaf, and any of the delicious coffees.

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Address: 437 Lansdowne St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y2

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Scott’s Inn Family Restaurant

Scott's Inn Family Restaurant Kamloops

Located in the heart of downtown Kamloops, Scott’s Inn Family Restaurant has been a staple in the community for decades.

As you might expect from its name, this restaurant is entirely family-friendly, and it focuses on using local ingredients in all menu items. Although they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this Kamloops restaurant is immensely popular with the brunch crowd – and it’s easy to see why!

For something classic, feast your eyes on the Traditional Breakfast menu. One of the most popular picks is Scott’s Hungry Man’s Breakfast; it’s not for the faint of heart, but the three eggs, two strips of centre-cut bacon, honey ham, sausage links, toast, and hash browns promise to set you up for success.

If you love a classic Eggs Benedict, the Chorizo Benny is a decadent take on the dish that’s served with grilled chorizo and perfectly poached eggs. Oh – and don’t sleep on their gloriously smooth omelettes either!

If you get here early, ask for a seat alfresco as you’ll get gorgeous views of downtown, and you can easily spend a couple of lazy hours people-watching!

What to Order:

The Scott’s Hungry Man’s Breakfast, the Chorizo Benny, or any of the omelettes.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant

Address: 551 11 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3Y1


Hello Toast

Hello Toast Kamloops BreakfastPerched on Victoria Street, Hello Toast is a reliable local hotspot that never fails to deliver when it comes to excellent service and bold flavours.

This place has been on the Kamloops food scene for over 20 years, making it one of the city’s most enduring breakfast hotspots. So, it probably comes as no surprise that we had to include it on our list of the best Kamloops restaurants!

This lively spot is as quaint and charming as its name, and if you visit on a typical weekend, you’ll find the place full of locals that consider the restaurant a home-away-from-home (thanks to its social atmosphere and wallet-friendly prices).

Although it’s always vibrant and bustling in here, you never feel rushed at any point. So, if you thought that these guys placed profit over the customer experience, you’d be sorely mistaken!

Their Gourmet Bennies menu is a total revelation, and we recommend adding the Chive-on-Benny to your list of dishes to try out. This Benny is served on toasted focaccia and topped with roast beef, caramelized onions, aged cheddar, and chives for a hint of freshness. As the portions are relatively large, you can save a few bucks by splitting your dish if you’d like.

To start your day off with a bang, why not try the spicy Cayenne in the Rain? This unique dish is served with 2 eggs, a slice of multigrain toast, melted cheddar and feta, and a hefty sprinkle of cayenne pepper. For a sweeter take on toast, try the decadent Strawberry Shortcake French Toast!

Don’t worry about rushing to get here by the way. As breakfast is served all day, you can easily meander through downtown before stopping in for a mid-afternoon bite.

What to order:

The Chive-On Benny, Cayenne in the Rain, or Strawberry Shortcake French Toast.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 428 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A7

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Cora Breakfast & Lunch

Cora Breakfast & LunchCora Breakfast & Lunch had its start in Montreal, but this wonderful restaurant made its way over to Kamloops back in 2011. Since then, it’s been impressing locals with its ridiculously large portions, all-day breakfast dishes, and a few unique takes on the humble Belgian Waffle.

Speaking of waffles, you need to try the Bananas Waffle while you’re here; topped with bananas, custard, and a choice of gooey salted caramel sauce or cocoa-hazelnut custard, it’s a sinful dish that’s worth every calorie. If you’d prefer something healthier, forego the waffle entirely and order a Kale-Mango Smoothie Bowl with chia seeds and coconut.

For a hearty breakfast that’ll have you raring to hit the town’s local attractions, look no further than the Ode to Oatmeal which is served with a sinful Cora-style English cream and classic Canadian maple syrup. If you like to start your day with a caffeine kick, try their comforting speciality coffee. With everything from espresso to cafe lattes available, there’s something on the menu for every palate.

What to order:

The Bananas Waffle, Kale-Mango Smoothie Bowl, or the Ode To Oatmeal

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 1801 Princeton-Kamloops Hwy Unit 601-602, Kamloops, BC V2E 2J7


Best Kamloops Pizza

BOLD Pizzeria

Bold Pizza KamloopsThose on the hunt for thin-crust pizzas and a laidback atmosphere will appreciate everything that BOLD Pizzeria has to offer. Proudly perched on Columbia Street, this is one of the Kamloops restaurants that’s all about premium ingredients, top-tier service, and cultivating a community vibe.

In our opinion, BOLD isn’t just any pizzeria as it truly pushes boundaries when it comes to using exciting toppings. Carnivores will find solace in the Average Joe which is topped with seasoned ground beef, ham, pepperoni, and mozzarella, but there are a few unique pies that deserve a second look. The Fungo Formaggio is a prime pick for vegetarians and oozes sophistication with its generous dose of truffle oil. If you’re not afraid to cross sweet with savoury, treat your tastebuds to the Peach & Prosciutto pizza.

If you fancy a sweet treat to round things off, order the Chef’s Cheesecake. Not only will you be able to choose from several different flavours that constantly rotate, but the dessert comes in a jar that you can take home with you as a souvenir!

What to order:

The Average Joe, Fungo Formaggio, Peach & Prosciutto pizzas, and the Chef’s Cheesecake.

Visit this Osoyoos Restaurant:

Address: 945 Columbia St W, Kamloops, BC V2C 1M4


Gyldis Pizza

Gyldis PizzaIf we’re being honest, there are times when only a gourmet pizza will do. When that time comes, you’ll want to head straight to Gyldis Pizza for a bite to eat.

Established in 2010, this wonderful eatery prides itself on a fresh and never frozen approach to its dough. The result? Fluffy and flavourful pizzas that are truly tough to beat. Each pizza is cooked individually in a stone oven, giving them an authentic char that screams “Neapolitan”. The ingredients list at this restaurant is extremely varied, and you’ll find pizzas topped with everything from creamy mozzarella to cured meats and spicy jalapenos.

Although the Meat Lovers Pizza is delicious, we suggest trying one of their more unique dishes like the Lonely Cowboy Pizza; topped with delicious steak strips, crisp onions, mushrooms, green peppers, and an incredible ranch sauce, the pie perfectly blends American and Italian cuisines for a flavour sensation that you’ll never forget. Oh – and don’t forget to order a side of incredible BBQ Wings or BBQ Ribs too!

What to order:

The Lonely Cowboy Pizza and any of the BBQ meats!

Visit this Osoyoos Restaurant:

Address: #104-1295 12th St. Kamloops, BC V2B 7L3

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Best Classic Kamloops Restaurants

Cordo Resto + Bar

Cordo Resto & BarIf you value regional craft beers, wines by the glass, and great food, then Cordo Resto + Bar should be your first port of call when visiting Kamloops.

The restaurant itself has a rather fascinating name that reflects all that the owners intended to do here; derived from the word “Cordillero” which refers to parallel mountain geography, Cordo aims to prepare food in a manner that respects regional and seasonal ingredients. Pair this with their use of fresh herbs, classic cooking techniques, and wines from the Thompson Okanagan Region, and it’s easy to see why snagging a reservation at Cordo can feel like winning the lottery!

As soon as you walk through the doors at Cordo, you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff who aim to accommodate your every request. If the excellent wait staff weren’t enough to convince you to visit, the restaurant employs an expert team of mixologists who are constantly inventing innovative drinks for customers using house-made bitters and delicious infused syrups.

We were blown away by the Chef’s Specialities while we were here, and the Caramelized Squash Risotto and Local Rainbow Trout were just something else. However, we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed by a single item on this menu – so go nuts!

What to order:

The Caramelized Squash Risotto or Rainbow Trout.

Visit this Restaurant near Osoyoos

Address: 540 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2

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Brownstone Restaurant

Brownstone Restaurant KamloopsTucked away inside the 1904 Canadian Bank of Commerce Building is Brownstone Restaurant. Best known for its seasonal menu, local beers, and sprawling outdoor patio, it’s one of Kamloops’ most beloved dining spots.

Not only has this restaurant been nominated in 6 categories for 2020’s Best of Kamloops Awards, but they’ve been recognised by the Tourism Kamloops BOLD Hospitality Awards for their impeccable service.

Brownstone’s vision is simple: create a small, neighbourhood restaurant that serves amazing food, has unbeatable service, and welcomes guests as though they’re family. Judging by their various accolades, we’d say they’ve nailed it!

The menu here is seasonally driven and features fluffy breads, fresh cheeses, hearty charcuterie meats, and herbs and salad greens that are grown onsite. Although the menu is always subject to change based on the season, you can expect plenty of fresh veggies, delectable broths, local catches, and meat-based dishes year-round.

If you can, sample the Lemon-Coconut Cake while you’re here. Perfectly tangy and topped with toasted almonds and citrus cream, it’s like a breath of fresh air.
What to order: Anything on the menu that’s in season and the incredible Lemon-Coconut Cake.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 118 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Z7

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The Noble Pig Brewhouse

Noble Pig Kamloops Restaurant

The Noble Pig Brewhouse (Courtesy of tourismkamloops.com – Mary Putnam)

The Noble Pig Brewhouse perfectly blends unique beers with delicious food for a microbrewery experience unlike any other. Designed to be a relaxing, neighbourhood spot that makes everyone feel welcome, you can easily wile away a couple of hours sipping on craft brews surrounded by excellent company.

All dishes here are beautifully handcrafted and are prepared with market-fresh ingredients and age-old techniques to create next-level pub grub. Depending on your appetite, you can opt for the sinful Free Bird Burger with a hot honey glaze, double smoked bacon, and gochujang mayo, or order a brew and one of their Intergalactic Pretzels with Beer Mustard to-go.

Whatever you choose, you’re bound to leave The Noble Pig Brewhouse with a new favourite beer and a giant smile on your face.

What to order:

The Free Bird Burger or one of the Intergalactic Pretzels.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 650 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B4


Mittz Kitchen

Mittz Kamloops Restaurant

Mittz Kitchen(Courtesy of tourismkamloops.com – Ken Laven)

Diners searching for an upscale yet unpretentious dining experience in Kamloops should secure a table at Mittz Kitchen. Regarded for its elegant dining area and commitment to serving Canadian cuisine, this trendy downtown eatery shows just how incredible local produce can be.

Owners Jeff and Steve Mitton have worked in hospitality for a combined total of 54 years, so you should expect greatness at this restaurant. Although the vibe here is decidedly upmarket, Mittz retains a casual air, making it equally suitable for long-overdue meetings with friends and romantic date-night dinners.

There’s bound to be something on the extensive menu that piques your interest, and you’ll be able to order everything from Pulled Chicken Poutine to Short Ribs and the classic Mittz Burger. If you’d like a taste of Italy, try their gloriously smooth Risotto or Italian Sausage Rigatoni!

The commitment to local suppliers and businesses doesn’t stop with the food, as the carefully curated wine list boasts a selection of top tipples from the Kamloops Wine Trail and beyond.

What to order:

The Pulled Chicken Poutine, Short Ribs, and Mittz Burger.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 227 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1


ATLAS Steak + Fish

Atlas Steak And FishATLAS Steak & Fish may not be unique to Kamloops, but it remains one of the finest spots for North American cuisine in Canada. Offering a nuanced and modern take on the traditional steakhouse, you can relax and unwind in the restaurant’s elegant dining room while enjoying a truly remarkable steak or fish dish.

This Kamloops restaurant is regarded for its use of fine ingredients and subtle incorporation of global flavours. Always aiming to engage in table-side service where possible, this upscale spot takes you on a journey from the first sip of wine to the last spoonful of dessert.

The menu here is quite large, but you can’t go wrong with any of the Seasonal Features or steaks. ATLAS is renowned for its U.S.D.A Prime cuts, and all steaks are hand-butchered and aged for at least 40 days before being prepared in an immense mesquite-fired Josper oven. The 14oz New York Striploin is a hefty portion for any diner, but it’s the 16oz Chili Rubbed Cowboy Rib Steak that truly takes the cake. Beautifully tender and bursting with flavour, it’s unlikely to disappoint even the fussiest diner.

If you’re on the hunt for something fishier, get stuck in with the Spicy Lobster Spaghettini or the elegant Josper Grilled Salmon Steak. To get more bang for their buck, couples visiting Kamloops should try the ATLAS Seafood Tower For Two which features almost every crustacean under the sun.

What to order:

Any of the U.S.D.A Steaks, the Spicy Lobster Spaghettini, Josper Grilled Salmon Steak, or the ATLAS Seafood Tower for Two.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 1555 Versatile Dr, Kamloops, BC V1S 1W7


Sandbar Grill

Who doesn’t love a ridiculously juicy gourmet burger? If you’re looking for the ultimate BBQ experience in Kamloops, consider the search over with Sandbar Grill.
Boasting an elegant 75-seat dining room, sprawling patio, and panoramas over the Thompson River, this is one of the best spots in Kamloops for dinner with a view. The atmosphere here is completely unpretentious, and the restaurant regularly hosts live music nights for aspiring and professional musicians if you fancy letting loose after your meal.

Any of the gourmet burgers at Sandbar are worth trying, with the Bad Ass BBQ Burger and Sandbar Heatwave being particular favourites. If you’d like a lighter bite, the restaurant currently offers three delicious salads that will have you floating on air.

What to order:

The Bad Ass BBQ or Sandbar Heatwave Burger, or any of the salads!

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 177 Tranquille Rd Unit #10, Kamloops, BC V2B 8B6


Best International Kamloops Restaurants

Jacob’s Noodle and Cutlet

Jacob's Noodle and Cutlet Kamloops RestaurantJacob’s Noodle and Cutlet is a no-nonsense eatery that serves authentic Korean and Japanese dishes at affordable prices. The focus here is on traditional flavours, noodles, and cutlets, and each dish is served with a divine house-made sauce that will simultaneously tickle every one of your tastebuds.

The decor here is modern and the space airy, with high ceilings adding to the clean and crisp feel of the establishment. However, as it’s set inside an old building, the restaurant has made use of exposed brickwork to create an earthy, lived-in vibe that makes you feel right at home.

As the menu is enormous, we recommend sticking with the Pork Cutlet Don or Chicken Cutlet Don for the authentic Jacob’s experience. If you adore sushi rolls, there’s a selection of nigiri and sashimi on the menu that’s always exceptionally fresh.

Even if you don’t fancy adding sesame seeds to your dish, you should try out the mortar and pestle that seamlessly grinds them into a fine powder for sprinkling – it’s a total USP of this place and shouldn’t be missed!

What to order:

The Pork or Chicken Cutlet Don or any of the sushi rolls.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 260 4 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9


Amstersdam Restaurant

Amsterdam Restaurant KamloopsAmsterdam Restaurant is one of those rare eateries that offers something for everyone. Serving a selection of North American and European dishes, this is one of the foodie hotspots in Kamloops that caters equally to vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters – and who doesn’t love a bit of inclusivity?

This place is proud of its all-day breakfast, but it’s lunch where this place truly comes into its own. The German Ruben and their signature Amsterdam Eggs Benedict are among the top picks, but diners can choose from a wide selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads that promise to fill you up.

One thing you cannot miss while you’re here is the Pannenkoeken (otherwise known as Dutch Crepes). Believe it or not, the Amsterdam Restaurant introduced this dish to the Kamloops food scene 20 years ago, and each ingredient remains fresh and locally sourced to this day.

What to order:

The German Reuben, Amsterdam Eggs Benedict, or Pannenkoeken.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 1-111 Oriole Road Kamloops, BC V2C 4N6


Spice – A Taste of Indian Cuisine

Spice may not look like much from the outside, but this local Indian restaurant hosts an authentic all-you-can-eat lunch buffet that’s well worth checking out.

At the buffet, you can choose from a range of Indian favourites, including curries, samosas, tikka, tandoori, chutneys, naans, and salads. If you’re here for dinner, their a la carte menu is equally appealing, with the Paneer Pakora, Lamb Masala, and Chicken Korma being particularly popular. Pad things out with rice, various breads, and a couple of Onion Bhajis, and you’ll have a veritable Indian feast on your hands.

Although the food here is wonderful, it’s not just the dishes that keep diners coming back. The friendly service, cosy dining room, and superb takeaway menu all contribute to the restaurant’s runaway success.

What to order:

The lunchtime buffet, Paneer Pakora, Lamb Masala, or Chicken Korma.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 700 Tranquille Rd #1, Kamloops, BC V2B 3H9


Casa Azul

Casa Azul Mexican RestaurantCasa Azul may be the new kid on the block, but this vibrant Kamloops restaurant is quickly making a name for itself with locals and visitors alike. Believing in the importance of tradition and authenticity, this downtown hotspot serves some of the finest handcrafted Mexican food in British Columbia.

There’s a distinctive cantina vibe about this place, and the owners have made it their mission to make every diner feel at home during their visit. This is achieved through charismatic customer service and a commitment to celebrating relevant cultural holidays onsite.

The Empanadas here are next-level, and they’re all served with a slightly spicy Chimichurri sauce to give them a distinctive kick. If you’re more of a taco fan, check out their dedicated taco menu. Packed with several vegan, vegetarian, and meat-based options, you won’t struggle to order a serving or three. It’s worth noting that each taco is served with rice and beans, and you can pick your heat level depending on your tolerance. The Habanero and Chile de Arbol sauces salsas are best reserved for hard-core spice fans, but the Pico de Gallo and Tomatillo should be manageable for most.

If the food wasn’t reason enough to visit, this spot is conveniently located by the Kamloops Heritage Railway and Art Gallery, making it the perfect pit-stop to recoup during an intense day of sightseeing.

What to order:

The Empanadas or Tacos!

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 330 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A5


Peter’s Pasta

Peter's PastaHaving been in the biz since 1986, Peter’s Pasta knows a thing or two about Italian cuisine. As you might expect from its name, this Kamloops restaurant focuses on homemade, authentic pasta dishes that keep classic Italian flavours at the fore.

Diners can choose from a menu of creamy or tomato-based pasta dishes that are bursting with spices, herbs, and plenty of passion. Everything is homemade, so don’t expect any packaged pasta or canned sauces to make it anywhere near your dinner plate.

The Seafood Saffron is a standout dish that features prawns, scallops, and shrimp that are cooked in a decadent saffron sauce. For something slightly heartier, any of the meat-based pastas are bound to hit the spot.

What to order:

The Seafood Saffron or any of the meat-based dishes.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 149 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 1Z4


Jamaican Kitchen

Jamaican KitchenMouth-watering authentic spices, friendly staff, and budget-friendly prices make Jamaican Kitchen a staple international spot for Kamloops locals.

These folks serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and although they focus on traditional Jamaican favourites, you’ll find a few twists on classic Canadian dishes here too. In addition to their signature Jamaican Skillet and the Yardie Special, this place offers a variety of delicious Caribbean beverages to try out!

Standards at this restaurant are unbelievably high, and hospitality is the Kitchen’s main selling point. The owners pride themselves on being heavily involved with the business, and they’re never afraid to mingle with customers to ensure that everything’s ticking along nicely. They also maintain a relaxed and laidback atmosphere that epitomises Caribbean cool.

With rich roots and a Red Seal chef at the helm, this Kamloops restaurant relies on traditional cooking methods and authentic experiences to make its dishes shine.

What to order:

The Jamaican Skillet, Yardie Special, and any of the Caribbean drinks.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 451 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V2B 3H3


Klassike’s Bistro

Klasske's BistroSince opening its doors in 2016, Klassike’s Bistro has been enthralling Kamloops diners with delectable donairs. This restaurant prides itself on sourcing seasonally fresh toppings, meats, and cheeses from local producers, triggering a positive feedback loop that keeps the community thriving.

Although meat-eaters will be blown away by the meat donairs, vegetarians will be in good hands with the chickpea and hummus variations that are made in-house each day. With the option to add feta, cheddar cheese, and Greek rice to your order, you can easily bulk things out to create a hearty lunch or dinner that’ll see you through a long day of exploring.

The menu here is small, affordable, and carefully curated, so you shouldn’t have much trouble nailing down your perfect meal. What’s more, they have a lovely outdoor seating area that’s perfect for dining al fresco during BC’s balmy summers.

What to order:

Any of the donairs – it’s what the place is known for, after all!

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 260 3 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 3M3


Tiger Ramen

Tiger Ramen NoodlesWhen the weather starts to cool down, there’s no better antidote for the chill than a bowl of tasty ramen.

Tiger Ramen is a humble restaurant located on Summit Drive, and it’s garnered an impressive reputation among locals for its authenticity and casual atmosphere. It’s tricky to get a table here, as it’s always bursting at the seams with patrons that can’t get enough of its hearty bowls.

If you’re new to Japanese cuisine, then the namesake Tiger Ramen dish is a great place to start. It’s essentially soy sauce-flavoured ramen that’s topped with half an egg. Those looking for slightly more protein will appreciate the Chicken Ramen or the incredible Miso BBQ with Lean Pork dish.

Throughout the year, keep an eye out for seasonal variations on their traditional menu – they’re often full of fascinating flavours and have that air of exclusivity about them.

What to order:

The Tiger Ramen, Chicken Ramen, or Miso BBQ with Lean Pork.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 310-1210 Summit Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 6M1


Best Kamloops Coffee

5Bean Brewbar

5Bean Brewbar and CafeFind truly epic coffee, pleasant staff, and a bustling atmosphere at 5Bean Brewbar. Oozing charm and serving some of the best coffee in town, this locally-owned speciality joint promises to be love at first sip.

These folks proudly serve JJ Bean and Phil & Sebastian Coffee, and their drinks menu strikes a wonderful balance between classic brews and unique speciality picks. Their Caramel Macchiato remains a fan favourite, and their Hot Chocolate is perhaps one of the more decadent ones we’ve ever tried. For a quick boost, we recommend their strong espresso or a beautifully frothed Cappuccino. Alongside your coffee, enjoy a variety of sweet treats and breakfast items!

What to order:

The Caramel Macchiato, Hot Chocolate, Espresso, or Cappuccino.

Visit this Kamloops Coffee Shop:

Address: 900-1210 Summit Dr, Kamloops, BC V2C 6M1

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Cafe Motivo

Caffe MotivoFans of JJ Bean coffee won’t find a better place to visit than this popular downtown spot. Specializing in delicious brews, fresh-baked goods, and light bites, Caffe Motivo is that friendly neighbourhood coffee joint that you’ve been searching for.

We’d advise grabbing one of their piping-hot signature cappuccinos before moving on to any of the delicious sandwiches and sweet treats. Deli lovers will be happy here, as both the Ham and Swiss and Brett Lettuce Tippie sandwiches are stuffed with flavoursome sliced meats. Health nuts will also find plenty to love, as the Chicken Bacon Caesar, Greek Salad, and breakfast wraps are packed with nutritious ingredients.

We loved their Coffee Cake Streusel, which we felt paired perfectly with the creamy Cappuccino thanks to its subtle caramel notes. We also appreciated the super-fluffy Cinnamon Bun that was topped with a delectable cream cheese glaze. It wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet, so don’t be too concerned about a mid-morning sugar crash!

What to order:

The Ham and Swiss or Lettuce Tippie Sandwiches, the Chicken Bacon Caesar or Greek Salads, any of the breakfast wraps, the Coffee Cake Streusel, and the Cinnamon Bun.

Visit this Kamloops Coffee Shop:

Address: 229 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1

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The Art We Are

The Art We AreThe Art We Are is an eclectic vegan cafe and coffee shop operates as a fully-functioning gallery and aims to be a safe place for local artists to display their creations.

If you’re visiting this Kamloops restaurant as a vegan, you can’t beat the delicious Vegan Brunch Wrap, which is made with tofu, roasted yam, black beans, spices, and tomato. For something heartier, the Thai Wrap is a delicious option that’s packed with rice noodles, red pepper, and their signature Thai sauce.

In terms of coffee, the classic Americano or French Press Coffee are both excellent picks. Looking for something with less caffeine? The silky-smooth Hot Cocoa made with chocolate sauce is a decadent alternative that you’ll savour until your cup runs dry.

What to order:

The Vegan Brunch Wrap, Thai Wrap, and any of the coffees.

Visit this Kamloops Coffee Shop:

Address: 246 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A2

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Best Kamloops Sweet Treats

Sweet Spot Cupcakes

Sweet Spot CupcakesWhat could be sweeter than a moist cupcake that’s beautifully decorated? We certainly can’t think of anything!

Sweet Spot Cupcakes understands what the people want, and this adorable dessert stop has been serving the Kamloops area since 2019. Family-run and owned, this place has a distinctive down-to-earth feel about it. It’s helmed by Paige Knapp, who shares her love and passion for baking through her immaculate cakes. All cakes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients, and the bakery always aims to have a selection of treats available each morning.

You’ll find a few staple cakes that rarely leave the menu board, and they include the Absolute Chocolate, Nat’s Classic Vanilla, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, and Lemon Sunshine cupcakes. If you’re visiting during the holidays, keep an eye out for some holly jolly variations!

Whether you’re in the market for a custom birthday cake or a delicious cupcake to scarf down on the go, Sweet Spot Cupcakes has got your back.

What to order:

Any of the classic flavours, but we recommend keeping your eyes peeled for seasonal treats.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 1415 Hillside Dr #8, Kamloops, BC V2E 1A9

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Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour

Scoopz Ice Cream KamloopsScoopz Ice Cream Parlour is the perfect place to visit on a hot summer’s day. It sells some of the finest cones in town, and you can order everything from single scoops to decadent ice cream floats and milkshakes.

You’ll find a selection of classic flavours on the menu, but you should spice things up with a few of their more unique picks. The All-Canadian Moose is one of our all-time favourites, and it comprises vanilla ice cream, chocolate marble, and peanut butter cups. Fancy something that’s almost sickly sweet? The Blast Off is where it’s at. Made with purple vanilla ice cream, cotton candy ice cream, and a generous dose of marshmallows and candies, it’s a cavity waiting to happen (in a good way, of course!).

If you’d like to put a spring in your step after a tough afternoon of sightseeing, order one of their strong Cappuccino Milkshakes. You can craft a masterpiece using any scoop of ice cream and a powerful 20oz shot of espresso.

What to order:

The All-Canadian Moose, Blast Off, or Cappuccino Milkshake!

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 265 Lorne St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1W2

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Gold Leaf Pastries

Gold leaf PastriesGold Leaf Pastries is the place to be in Kamloops for luxury desserts. This upscale bakery specialises in custom French pastries, but you can pick up a selection of ready-made bakes each day too. The place is run by Red Seal Pastry Chef Carly Harding, so you’ll certainly be in good hands here.

Amongst the bakery’s bestselling items are the Pistachio Mousse and the delicate macarons. Each dessert is perfectly formed, and you genuinely won’t spot a single dash of buttercream or crumb out of place.

If mousses and almond-flavoured bites aren’t your jam, head to the glass case and marvel at the many cakes, cookies, and tarts. Located just out of reach, you’ll find a selection of gorgeous European-style goodies that are just waiting to be devoured.

If you’re wondering what makes these desserts so luxurious, it’s down to what they’re made out of. Chef Harding uses only the finest ingredients available, including Madagascan vanilla, Lindt chocolate, and fresh creamery butter. You’ll also find several wheat-free options that are suitable for those with allergies or intolerances.

Can you taste the difference? Oh, yes

What to order:

The Pistachio Mousse or the Macarons, but anything from the dessert case is bound to go down well.

Visit this Kamloops Restaurant:

Address: 14-1415 Hillside Dr, Kamloops, BC V2E 1A9

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