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Cozy Cafés of Prince Edward Island

Cozy Cafés

Published December 7, 2023 | Tourism PEI

Prince Edward Island has no shortage of cute and cozy coffee shops. On a wintery day, be drawn indoors by the rich aroma of fresh coffee brewing mixed with the scent of cinnamon-filled baked goods and hints of bacon. Add a touch of warm Island hospitality and it will be easy to sit and stay for a while.

Here are 10 charming places to check out where you can satisfy your next caffeine or sweet tooth craving this winter.


In downtown Summerside, Samuel's Coffee House is a destination for both locals and visitors who appreciate the rich heritage and culture of the community. It's obvious that owner Moyna Matheson understands that a coffee shop should reflect the pulse and tastes of the community. The business is named after her ambitious ancestor — Samuel Holland, surveyor of PEI. 

Moyna Matheson serves visitor at front counter of Samuels Coffee House
Samuels Coffee House
Samuel's Coffee House


Located near the Confederation Trail in New Annan, snowmobilers and others are invited to plan a pit stop at Knead a Brake at the former schoolhouse on Barbara Weit Road. Co-owner Kirsten will wow you with her beautiful and delicious treats of "kookies, kroissants,  kruffins, koffee" and more. Come back later in the year on your bike for repairs, fittings and custom builds. Open Thursday to Sunday.

Female owner stands at front counter of Knead a Brake with menu on chalkboard on background
Knead a Brake


Green Gables Shore

The Willow Bakery & Café in Kensington has received rave reviews for their baked treats since its doors opened in 2020. Grab a Caledonia coffee and a treat or order a daily lunch special made with locally-sourced ingredients and a fresh baked loaf of bread to go. Gluten-free choices too!

Closeup of cookie jars and Christmas tree at front counter of Willow Bakery
Willow Bakery & Café
Person making hot chocolate next to expresso machine at Foxy Fox Coffee House & Boutique
Foxy Fox Coffee House
Couple sit at picnic table at Bits Bikes Brews in winter at Brookvale Nordic Park

Red Sands Shore

Given its outdoor setting, Bits Bikes Brews may not be defined as cozy but rather is self-described as "chilly and awesome all at once." Located within the Brookvale Nordic Park, this licensed café, bar and shop complete with fire pit is open weekends. 

The infamous Red Rooster Restaurant has been a landmark along the Trans-Canada Highway in Crapaud since 1973. For the past five years, Alie Mills has been queen of this kitschy coop serving up the ever-popular all day breakfast. For a classic coffee break, sit at one of the vintage counter stools.

Get your coffee, sweet treat and retail fix all in one at the Foxy Fox Coffee House & Boutique in the same wee village of Crapaud. Open Thursday to Monday.

Rooster decoration in foreground with couple sitting at table in background in front of window with winter scene
Red Rooster, Crapaud



The fact that the Receiver Coffee Company has four locations in the Charlottetown area speaks to its values of sustainability, care and quality that keep patrons coming back for more great coffee, organic rustic bread and some of PEI's best pastries.

The fact that Leonhard's Cafe & Restaurant offers wing back chairs in front of a fireplace under the dim light of chandeliers puts this downtown spot to the top of the cozy list. The eggs benedict and sandwiches are favourites!

Couple share a milkshare at Hive and Hollow Board Game Cafe
The Hive + Honeycomb Board Game Cafe
Couple sipping hot beverages in Charlottetown restaurant in winter
Leonhard's Cafe & Restaurant
Close-up of a Lucky Bean lattee in PEI-made pottery mug
Photo Credit: The Lucky Bean

Points East Coastal Drive

The Hive + Honeycomb in Mount Stewart is dubbed as a licensed pottery-painting café and board game lounge. A fun menu of wraps, waffles, sweets, coffee, lattes and the Island Famous Crazy Shakes. Also accessible via the Confederation Trail.

The Lucky Bean Cafe in Montague is a popular hangout to enjoy locally roasted coffee, a full menu and vinyl. Live music most weekends. Check out their location in Stratford too.