Six friendly, welcoming, independent coffee shops beckon you. Each located throughout our historic city centre and all within walking distance (or a short drive) of one another. While this is a coffee tour with no particular beginning or end, you’ll want to plan your trip to Medicine Hat based on visiting as many of these independent coffee shops as you possibly can. Each unique venue offers baristas and specialties sure to satisfy your need for caffeine in a culturally rich oasis.  

Cafe Verve 
With a passion for coffee, we provide you with an excellent taste experience with Lattes, Americano or Cappuccinos made with our specialty beans.  
If tea is your drink of choice we have delicate blends of black green and rooibos teas. For breakfast, lunch or a snack, we have wraps, bakery items, hand-crafted sandwiches, and homemade soup. 

Heartwood Cafe 
We like to offer unique flavours and styles of food; We do everything from a traditional greek salad to a coconut curry quinoa salad and our soups range from Thailand to Germany and even Africa, depending on our mood. Our specialty panini press sandwiches are also fun--from Smoked Ham & Apple to Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole or Tomato, Spinach and Hummus, we really love to experiment and try to offer something different to our customers.

We also serve award winning coffee from Phil & Sebastion Roasters. They roast small batches of single origin beans that are ethically and directly sourced. All of our syrups are made in-house with organic cane sugar. We also offer organic almond milk, cashew milk, and organic soy milk for milk alternatives.

Inspire Cafe 

Located in the historic Hargrave-Sissons Block, Inspire is a “café within a gallery” which showcases the original artwork of a variety of local artists. Owned and operated by Louise Vernal and her sister Maureen Newton (her working studio is next to the cafe), Inspire is a breath of fresh air in Downtown Medicine Hat. Inspire Café boasts “inspired comfort food”; sandwiches, delicious homemade soups, freshly roasted coffee, specialty teas and in-house made desserts. There are daily features, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus available. Licensed for beer and wine.


Mad Hatter Roastery 

Located in the heart of Downtown Medicine Hat Mad Hatter Coffee Roastery has been a part of the community since 1999. All of our Organic Arabica specialty-grade coffees are roasted daily in small batches with a vintage L5 Probat Roaster. Our tradition of micro-roasting captures the peak flavour characteristics, individual subtleties and full aromatic pleasures unique to each variety of coffee. This attention to detail creates a fresh and perfect cup of coffee every time.

Our assortment coffees from around the world are available with other certifications such as Rainforest Alliance, Fair-Trade, and Utz Kapeh. Please ask about our levels of certification.

Station Coffee Company

Come into Station Coffee Co. for an amazing experience in deliciousness. From fresh baking (including an assortment of gluten-free options) to our handcrafted lattes, cappuccinos and fresh brewed coffees, we put our best into serving you. Meet a friend for coffee, set up your temporary "office", or grab a quick treat on your way to work - we promise you'll love it!

Zucchini Blossom 

Enjoy a fresh baked muffin, scone, quiche or a breakfast panini and the best cappuccino in town. If you take one of our delectable cookies, cakes or squares with you for your afternoon break, be prepared to share. Meet a friend for lunch and enjoy one of our salads, house-made soups, pizza, and fresh or grilled sandwiches. Your gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan companions will find local, fresh offerings to satisfy their desire.