Warm up your winter in Old Strathcona

We love our coffee and treats in Old Strathcona! And starting Saturday, February 5, you can help us spread the love for all of the amazing coffee shops and bakeries around Whyte Avenue by purchasing a feature hot drink or sweet treat at one of 18 different businesses.

You’ll also receive a limited edition coffee sleeve or sticker designed by artists right here in Old Strathcona at Curio Studio (while supplies last).

Oh, and did we mention that you could win gift cards at all of the participating coffee shops and bakeries? Yeah, you can!

Plan your sweet tour

Block 1912 | IG: @block1912 | 10361 82 Avenue
The Chocolate Marquee cake is made to treat chocolate lovers. With exploding flavours, moist cake and beautiful gold sprinkles on top, its such to catch the eye of anyone.

Cacao70 | IG: @cacao70whyte | 10430 82 Avenue
Caco70’s signature classic hot chocolate served with marshmallows and your choice of milk or dark chocolate.

Cafe Bel-Air | IG: @famousforpops | 8020 101 Street
Island Vanilla Tea Latte: Introduced in 1919, vanilla tea is the most popular beverage in Mauritius! It is a smooth and aromatic “cuddle-in-a-cup.” Mauritius, with its colonial history, was introduced to the tea plant by a French priest, Father Galloys in 1760. However, it remained only a museum plant until the arrival of the British on the island in the 19th century, when commercial tea cultivation was encouraged. Can be made dairy free.

Crave Cupcakes | IG: @cravecupcakesyeg | 7929 104 Street
German Chocolate Cupcake: Our classic chocolate cake topped with chocolate buttercream and a sweet pecan filling. Pair with your favourite local coffee brew for the perfect afternoon pick me up!

Drizzle Ice Cream | IG: @drizzleicecreamyeg | 10322 81 Avenue
The DrumRoll cone is inspired by the popular childhood nostalgic cold treat. Our fresh house baked waffle cone filled with vanilla ice cream, warm caramel filling, dipped in our luxuriously smooth Belgian chocolate and rolled in crunchy peanuts, this hand crafted treat will most certainly satisfy your sweets craving. Vegetarian friendly.

Fringe Grounds Cafe | IG: @fringegroundscafe | 10330 84 Avenue
Spiced Honey London Fog (oat, soy milk available) & Chocolate Coconut Truffles (vegan and GF). Warm and sweetly spiced, The Fringe Grounds Spiced Honey London Fog is inspired by the vibrancy of local theatregoers. Paired wonderfully with our in-house made Chocolate Coconut Date Truffles, this is a sweet and decadent retreat from the cold Edmonton weather. Gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Cafe Bel-Air
Roasti Coffee Co
Crave Cupcakes
Quickly Bubble Tea

Hexagon Cafe | IG: @thehexcafe | 10750 82 Avenue
Cookie dough hot chocolate!

Overflow | IG: @overflow_whyte | 8135 102 Street
Mayan chocolate-inspired mocha (unsweetened). Can be made dairy free.

PACT Coffee / Baked Doughnuts *OPENING SOON* | IG: @pactcoffeeco | 10370 82 Avenue
Chocolate Raspberry Chunk Doughnut: A chocolate glazed doughnut topped with sweet Raspberry buttercream, dark chocolate chunks and fresh raspberry. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan.
Rose Ginger Sea Salt Mocha – This well balanced handcrafted beverage is a perfect pairing with our featured Doughnut.
Can be made dairy free.

Pablo Cheese Tart | IG: @pablo_cheese_tart_edmonton | 10163 81 Avenue
Strawberry Daifuku Mini Cheese Tart – A delicious mini cheese tart topped with strawberry puree, fresh strawberry, and a strawberry daifuku which is a Japanese mochi with a texture similar to a marshmallow!
Strawberry Mocha – Enjoy some chocolaty goodness with the subtle sweetness of strawberry! Topped with whipped cream and chocolate and strawberry drizzle, this mocha is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Nut free.

Quickly Bubble Tea | IG: @quicklybbt_yeg | 8206 106 Street @ The Varscona Hotel
Thai Bubble Tea or Vietnamese Coffee made of condensed milk with strong flavour of milk tea and coffee. Gluten free, nut free and can be made dairy free.

Pablo Cheese Tart
Fringe Grounds Cafe
Hexagon Cafe

Roasti Coffee Co | IG: @roasticoffeeco | 10546 82 Avenue
The Dirty Chai is a lesser known cafe classic that combines the fuel of an espresso based beverage with the warm spices of a delicious chai latte. Can be made dairy free.

Rooster Cafe | IG: @rooster_kitchen | 10732 82 Avenue
Try one of two featured lattes to suit your taste: Hibiscus Tea Latte or a Chai latte made with our inhouse homemade chai. Gluten free, nut free, and can be made dairy free.

The Woodrack Cafe | IG: @thewoodrackcafe | 10324 82 Avenue @ The Dominion Hotel
The Peanut Butter Mocha is a what dreams are made of. This signature drink put The Woodrack on the map. The subtle peanut butter flavor and chocolatey goodness is topped with whip cream and Reeses Pieces making that last sip a peanut butter heaven. Gluten free and can also be made dairy free.

Under The High Wheel | IG: @underthehighwheel | 8135 102 Street
Vegan Black Forest Cupcakes. Dairy free, nut free, and vegan.

Vanak Cafe | IG: @vanak_cafe | 10015 82 Avenue
Details coming soon!

Whimsical Cake Studio | IG: @whimsicalcake | 8211 102 Street
Freeze dried chocolate dipped strawberries. This treat is gluten and nut free.

Yelo’d Ice Cream | IG: @yelod_icecream | 10150A 82 Avenue
Hot ice cream! Your choice of scoop or soft serve flavours flash steamed to turn into a delicious hot steamer. Gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and vegan options available!

The Sweetest Selfies

photos by Steven Babish

These treats are BIG. Check out the giant doughnut bench, ice cream sundae and a wall of sprinkles as part of this year’s festival. You can find them all at Sid’s Selfie World, 10336 82 Avenue.

The doughnut bench is right on Whyte Ave. and the giant ice cream sundae is inside Sid’s Selfie World, free to festival-goers during regular business hours.

Check out all the details at our blog post.

Ways to win

Share Your Photos – Fill your social feeds with photos of your treats and drinks with our coffee sleeves and stickers and you could win a $20 gift card from participating cafes and bakeries. We’ll be choosing 18 winners – one for every business! We’ll also be giving away two prizes for photos of the giant desserts at Sid’s Selfie World, a pair of passes and a family 4-pack. Use the hashtag #SweetTreatsYEG and tag us – @OldStrathcona – so we see your entries.
**entries are now closed – we are handing out more than $500 in gift cards to 22 winners this year!**

Best of the Fest

We’ll be asking you to try the entire Sweet Treats menu! Then you can vote on your favourite latte and sweet treat. Everyone who votes will be entered to win a gift card from the festival faves. Voting is now closed.

Congrats to this year’s fan favourites:

Best Drink: The Peanut Butter Mocha – The Woodrack Cafe

Best Treat: Strawberry Daifuku Mini Cheese Tart – Pablo Cheese Tart

A small orange mug is topped with whipped cream and colourful crumbles of Reese's Pieces
Small tarts are topped with fresh strawberries and pink daifuku, which look like rounded marshmallows

You’ve still got time to try these winning treats and the entire feature menu at all participating locations. Thank you for supporting Old Strathcona businesses!

Be sure to follow us on social media – @oldstrathcona – because we might just think of even more ways to keep you caffeinated well into 2022.

Winners will be announced on social media, so stay tuned! Contests run from February 5, 2022 6AM MT until February 27, 2022 11:59PM MT. Open to local residents only in the Edmonton area. All efforts will be made to secure prizes at chosen businesses subject to availability. In all contests, entries are not limited but only one gift card may be awarded per entrant. This contest is not administered by or affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Festival Art from Curio Studio

As a company, Curio acts and operates just like the team does in their daily lives: authentically, responsibly, transparently, and empathetically. We’re good listeners and creative problem solvers — and we have a reputation for exceeding our clients’ expectations with memorable work and personalized service. Curio’s diverse client list includes arts and professional organizations, music festivals, food producers, established corporations, and exciting small businesses. We welcome inquiries from anyone who is interested in hiring us for projects that need branding, illustration, animation, or graphic design.

We look forward to making District Whyte an area that is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Please follow all public health recommendations and be kind to one another. Thank you.

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