Top 5 Coffee Shops to go to in Hamilton

Published July 26, 2019 at 6:09 pm

Hamilton is a city with many great things. We have waterfalls, incredible restaurants, hiking trails, and Supercrawl.

Hamilton is a city with many great things. We have waterfalls, incredible restaurants, hiking trails, and Supercrawl.

Although, if you’re more in the mood to just sit and catch up with friends over a warm (or cold) cup of coffee Hamilton is also an excellent place for just that. There are many unique places across the city where coffee lovers can go to get their daily of cup of Joe.

There is an abundance of coffee shops to go to in Hamilton, but if you’re looking for suggestions we’ve narrowed it down to the top five.

Here are the top five coffee shops to go to in Hamilton.

 5. My Dog’s Cafe & Bar

Is there anything better than kicking back with a piping hot cup of joe with your best fur-iend at your feet? I think not. That’s why My Dog’s Cafe & Bar on Locke Street just might be heaven on earth. You and your beloved fur baby can come and curl up and enjoy some tasty baked goods (for you) or dog treats (for them – or you, if you’re so inclined). They serve up a variety of coffees and hot beverages and bar service is expected soon. The menu features baked goods and light snacks and the cafe also hosts doggy birthday parties but you need to call a week ahead to line up a birthday cake.

There’s something for everyone — whether you have two or four legs — to enjoy here. Also, check out their instagram account; the cuteness is nearly overwhelming.


4. Mulberry Street Coffeehouse

Mulberry Street Coffeehouse has been a staple in the city since it opened back in August of 2010. Not only can you get a great cup of coffee here, but you can also indulge in everything else the shop has to offer. Other drinks that can be enjoyed include the Nutella latte, the autumn fog, hot chocolate, chailatte, a variety of tea options, and more. Although all beverages are made with two per cent milk, Mulberry does offer non-dairy alternatives. There is also an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail list.

If you’re in the mood for food (and let’s face it who isn’t?) Mulberry will not disappoint you. Mulberry serves an abundance of dessert options as well as hardy dishes including the turkey panini, the chicken bruschetta panini, quiche, the Hammer salad, and more. 

There is also live music at Mulberry every Wednesday.


3. Detour Café

Detour Café is truly every Instagram foodie’s dream. Not only is this café a great place to get a coffee and other drinks, breakfast, and lunch but it is also perfect for Instagram photos. Detour Café, located at 41 King St. W. in Dundas, has a relaxing interior that will make customers feel as if they are in their own kitchen. 

While at Detour customers can enjoy eggs & toast, eggs Benedict with spinach, sweet potato soup, the cobb salad, mac & sheese, just to name a few of the excellent menu options. 


2. Parkermanns Fine Tea Co.

Located in Stoney Creek (47 King St. E.) Parkermanns Fine Tea Co. is a quaint tea shop and boutique that focuses on fair-trade and loose-leaf teas as well as fresh scones that are baked fresh every day. Customers can also enjoy a light lunch while at Parkermanns Fine Tea Co.

Despite focusing on tea, the coffee at Parkermanns is next level. The shop carries local coffee from Relay Coffee Roasters and will not leave customers disappointed.

1. Democracy*

Democracy has made quite the name for itself in the city. It is arguably one of the best places in Hamilton for gourmet coffee, baked goods, lunch and dinner options, vegan eats, craft beer, and more.

In addition to coffee and various tea options, Democracy* is known for its cauliflower wings, fries supreme, and its savory crepe. At Democracy*, customers can enjoy both a filling lunch (or dinner) and a sweet treat.

The atmosphere of Democracy* is very unique. It’s a great place to catch up with friends, but customers should note that in order to promote conversation the coffee shop does not offer Wi-Fi (which may not be the worst thing in the world). Democracy* does however provide chalk for customers to draw and write things on their chalkboard walls.

What is your favourite coffee shop in Hamilton?


  1. Democracy
  2. Parkermanns Fine Tea Co.
  3. Detour Cafe
  4. Mulberry Street Coffeehouse
  5. My Dog’s Cafe & Bar
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