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Coffee Culture

Artisanal Coffee Shops

Is coffee your social lubricant? If you are looking for more than just a cup of coffee, Belleville is filled with creative and flavourful coffee bars with a cup of perfection and more waiting for you!

Display case of Cookies and pastries

The 116 Bistro

Coffee & shoes – what a great pairing (no pun intended). Come enjoy a coffee, some fantastic treats, grab ‘n’ go menu items, meet friends, chat with neighbours and enjoy a new kind of footwear experience. Free Wi-Fi for the techies.

The 116 Bistro Indoor Decor

Bourbon & Bean

Caffeine cravings can definitely be satisfied at Belleville’s newest coffee culture hot spot. Located in the heart of Downtown in a beautiful renovated historic building this cafe is coffee bar by day, and whiskey bar by night, sister and brother team Cara and Shane describe themselves as a brasserie with a full espresso bar. Depending on the day, you can let them know if your coffee needs an extra shot of warmth! Offering brunch, fresh pastries, light meals and some of the most unique cocktails no matter the time of day this is the perfect spot to hang out with friends or make new ones.

Exterior of the Bourbon Bean

The Brake Room

Love Coffee? Love Cycling? Than The Brake Room is the perfect place for you. This cafe/bike shop combination embodies the best of coffee and cycle culture. With expert baristas serving up craft coffee, healthy snacks, homemade lunches and even beer The Brake Room is the perfect place to start or end your cycle through the city. Also be sure to check some of their amazing events such as; pop up dinners, markets, weekly brunch events, riding groups and meetups celebrating all things coffee and cycling.

Brake Room Staff at coffee machine
Live perfomer on guitar at Coffee Bar

Café e

Located in Empire Square adjacent to the historic Empire Theatre in downtown Belleville Café e – offers something for everyone. Serving up fresh County Coffee, a wide variety of tea and a great selection of espresso drinks you won’t be disappointed. Café e isn’t just about the coffee though; with a great collection of daily specials, gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and in-house made granola they have you covered for breakfast, brunch and lunch. There is an array of Gluten Free and Vegan options as well, including Vegan Tuesday Specials. Of course no meal is complete without a sweet treat. Baking up fresh pastries and pies with local ingredients you can get a real taste of Belleville. Also home to the Famous E Bite, this gluten free, raw, vegan treat is the perfect snack whether you are on the go or soaking up the sun on their beautiful patio.

Exterior of Cafe E

Focus Coffee Bar

Husband and wife team Alex and Amber operate a trio of coffee shops in the downtown core. Whether you’re stopping in to browse the shelves at the Belleville Public Library, viewing the stunning art in the John M. Parrot Gallery or strolling by their primary Front Street location at Century Village, they’ve got you covered with expert baristas, espresso bar, gourmet salads and sandwiches, and delightful sweet treats. Both locations offer a unique setting you can cozy up near the fireplace and lose yourself in a good book at their Library location or enjoy a great conversation and some rays on the gorgeous patio of their Front St. location. No matter the setting you can enjoy great service and great coffee.

Staff at Espresso Bar

Gourmet Diem

Their name says it all – expect nothing but the best selection at Gourmet Diem! This locally owned hot spot is not only a full service café providing gourmet fair trade coffee, specialty beverages, delectable soups and sandwiches and always using the highest quality ingredients it is also a retail shop. Consider yourself a bit of a culinary enthusiast? Gourmet Diem offers an abundance of local and imported food products including; cheeses, meats, crackers, spices, sauces, oils, chocolates and so much more. If you like high quality coffee and food then you must visit Gourmet Diem. Also be sure to ask Sonya for some great coffee and charcuterie board options!

Homemade Soup Sign

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Emilie on the Brake Room

After my first meeting with my Bay of Quinte Blogging team at the Brake Room, I realized I had found my new favourite spot! All my free time has been spent at the Brake Room since then; writing while documenting their delicious and beautifully presented coffee. Their bike repair shop meets coffee house brand is brilliant and has become a staple of downtown Belleville.