Edmonton’s Sweetest Festival Returns to Whyte Ave!

Old Strathcona is home to numerous cafes and bakeshops that offer unique and delicious treats for everyone. Back for another year, our Sweet Treats & Latte Festival highlights the amazing sweet treat businesses throughout the the district, and is the perfect cure for the winter blues. Visit participating businesses from February 10th to 25th, 2024, for a sweet pick-me-up, and to fill out your coffee card for a chance to win weekly prizes, and the opportunity to win a Super Sweet Staycation!

Scroll this page for a list of participating businesses, ways to win, and more!


Plan your sweet tour

Ampersand27 ๐Ÿฎ IG: @Ampersand27YEG ๐Ÿ“10612 82 Avenue
Feature Crรจme Brulee
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Cafe Bel-Air โ˜•๐Ÿช IG: @Cafe.Bel.Air ๐Ÿ“8020 101 Street
Turmeric Tea Latte (G,D,N,V)
Coconut Cookie
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Cat Cafe on Whyte โ˜• IG: @Cat_Cafe_On_Whyte ๐Ÿ“10111 82 Avenue
Strawberry Sweetheart Hot Cocoa – A white chocolate hot cocoa with with strawberry syrup and whipped cream. (G,N)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Community Natural Foods ๐Ÿง IG: @MyCNF ๐Ÿ“7917 104 Street
Fair Trade Black Forest Hot Chocolate – A velvety and decadent drink that combines rich cocoa and a mushroom elixir blend by Harmonic Arts. Topped with coconut whipped cream, cherry syrup, and a gluten-free brownie. (G,D,N,V)
**new business for 2024
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry and automatic doors

Crave Cupcakes ๐Ÿง IG: @CraveCupcakes ๐Ÿ“7929 104 Street
Cinnamon Bun Cupcake – Cinnamon cake decorated with cream cheese buttercream and sprinkled with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (N)
**new business for 2024
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

DaDeO ๐Ÿฅง IG: @DadeoRestaurant ๐Ÿ“ 10548A 82 Avenue
Key Lime Pie – DaDeO version of the southern classic in a light graham almond crust with toasted coconut.

Fringe Grounds Cafe ๐Ÿต๐Ÿช IG: @FringeGroundsCafe ๐Ÿ“ 10330 84 Avenue
Lemon Oat Tea Latte – tastes like a citrusy cream cookie! (G,D,N,V)
Crispy Cube – A crispy treat with cinnamon, chia, and merengued marshmallows. (G,N)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry and power-assist doors (main Arts Barns entrance)

Woodrack Cafe
Overflow Cafe
Hexagon Cafe

Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes ๐Ÿต๐Ÿช IG: @FuwaFuwaYEG ๐Ÿ“ 8103 104 Street
Matcha Latte (G,D,N)
Raspberry Macaron (G)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

HANJAN Korean Restaurant โ˜•๐Ÿž IG: @HANJANYEG ๐Ÿ“ 10536 82 Avenue
Charcoal Latte (G,D,N.V)
Honey Butter Bread – Milk bread baked with honey butter, topped with fresh whipped cream, caramel drizzle and cinnamon. This soft and fluffy dessert is a must try! (N)
**new business for 2024 – open 5 PM – 12 AM
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Hexagon Cafe โ˜• IG: @TheHexCafe ๐Ÿ“ 10750 82 Avenue
Ginger Molasses Spice Delight – A ginger-molasses cookie inspired hot chocolate.
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Hudsons Pub ๐Ÿฎ IG: @HudsonsPubYEG ๐Ÿ“ 10307 82 Avenue
Sticky Toffee Cake (N)
**new business for 2024
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

NUTTEA ๐Ÿฅค IG: @Nuttea_Canada ๐Ÿ“ 8204 Gateway Boulevard @ the Strathcona Hotel
Black Sesame Nut Mylk (G,D,V)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry and elevator access via Strathcona Back Street

Overflow Cafe โ˜• IG: @Overflow_Whyte ๐Ÿ“ 8135 102 Street
Brazilian Coconut Kiss (G,D,N)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry and automatic doors, take-out window

Pablo Cheese Tart โ˜•๐Ÿฎ IG: @Pablo_Cheese_Tart_Edmonton ๐Ÿ“ 10163 81 Avenue
S’mores Strawberry Mocha (D)
Raspberry Love Mini Cheese Tart (N)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

PACT Coffee Co.
Pablo Cheese Tart

PACT Coffee โ˜•๐Ÿช IG: @PactCoffeeCo ๐Ÿ“ 10370 82 Avenue
Red Velvet Latte with Edible Glitter – Inspired by Twilight. (G,D,N,V)
Chocolate Chunk Cookie (N)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Pals Sandwiches ๐Ÿฅง IG: @Pals_YEG ๐Ÿ“ 10335 83 Avenue
Coconut Cream Pie (G,N)
**new business for 2024
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Rooster Cafe & Kitchen โ˜•๐Ÿช IG: @Rooster_Kitchen ๐Ÿ“ 10732 82 Avenue
Macha Tea Latte (G,D,N,V)
Homemade Banana Bread (D,N,V)
**new business for 2024
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Sheng’s Tea ๐Ÿฅค IG: @ShengsTeaOfficial ๐Ÿ“ 10048 82 Avenue
Pina Colada Milk Tea (D,V)
Fruity Fruit Tea (D,V)
Cocoa Crush Slush (D,V)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry

Under The High Wheel ๐Ÿช IG: @UnderTheHighwheel ๐Ÿ“ 8135 102 Street
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (N)
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry and automatic doors

The Woodrack Cafe โ˜• IG: @TheWoodrackCafe ๐Ÿ“ 10324 82 Avenue @ The Dominion Hotel
Peanut Butter & Jelly (PB&J) Latte (G,D,V)
โ™ฟ= barrier-free entry

Yelo’d Ice Cream โ˜•๐Ÿฆ IG: @Yelod_IceCream ๐Ÿ“ 10324 82 Avenue @ The Dominion Hotel
Hot Ube White Chocolate Drink (G,D,N,V)
Milkshakes (G,D,N,V)
Matcha Strawberry Cookie (G,D,N,V)

We have noted the gluten-free (G), dairy-free and dairy alternative (D), nut-free (N) and vegan (V) options for the feature menu items as presented in their original form. Many of the beverages can be made to suit other dietary needs, just check with your barista or server for options.

Accessibility options are also noted, but please do watch for changes or any construction or renovations that may effect storefronts.

The Sweetest Selfies

photos by Steven Babish

Sidโ€™s Selfie World ๐Ÿคณ IG: @SidsSelfieWorldOfficial ๐Ÿ“ 10336 82 Avenue

These treats are BIG and they’re BACK. Check out the giant doughnut selfie spot, as part of this year’s festival. You can find it and more great selfie opportunities at Sid’s Selfie World.

The GIANT doughnut is right on Whyte Ave. in front of Sid’s. Make sure to tag us in your photos for a chance to win passes to Sid’s where you can check out more than 20+ ‘gram-worthy sets.
โ™ฟ= barrier-free entry, power-assist doors

Find out more about the larger-than-life food installations and the artists who created them at our blog.

Happy Pups Enjoying Sweet Treats
Bone and Biscuit-Garneau

Pet Treats

Bone & Biscuit ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ IG: @BoneAndBiscuitGarneau ๐Ÿ“ 8212 109 Street
Ellie’s Sundae Kits – a frozen yogurt sundae kit with all the yummy toppings your dog or cat could dream up! Featuring lactose-free frozen yogurt and our most popular treats, Ellie’s Sundae Kits are sure to be a hit with both dogs AND cats! $2 from every sundae kit will be donated to Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS).
โ™ฟ= barrier-free entry, power-assist doors

Global Pet Foods ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ IG: @GlobalPetFoods.WhyteAve ๐Ÿ“ 7904 104 Street
Red Velvet Pup Cup – Goat’s milk based topped with whipped cream and liver sprinkles.
Heart-shaped Pupsicle – Heart-shaped pop made with bone broth and goat’s milk with a little heart inside. Proceeds from these items will be donated to Community Cats as part of their Show Us Your Heart campaign.
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry, accessible parking stall

PetValu Strathcona ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ IG: @PetValuStrathcona ๐Ÿ“ 7925 104 Street
Pups – Any single or bulk Puppy Love treats.
Cats – Any cat toys in-store.
โ™ฟ = barrier-free entry, accessible parking stall

Old Strathcona is a pet-friendly shopping district! Check out all of the shops, stores and services you can enjoy with your pet by your side (on a leash, please): Pet-Friendly Map

Ways to win

COLLECT ‘EM ALL – Explore the sweet side of Old Strathcona with your Sweet Treats & Latte Festival coffee card. Pick one up at any participating location and collect a sticker every time you purchase feature menu items. Collect 5-10 stickers and you could win one of four $100 gift cards from Old Strathcona businesses. Collect 10+ stickers for a chance to win one of two Super Sweet Staycations valued at $400. TO ENTER – DM us a photo of your filled-in coffee card on Instagram, or drop a photo by email to marketing@oldstrathcona.ca.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS โ€“ Fill your social feed (posts only) with photos and videos of #SweetTreatsYeg drinks and treats and youโ€™re automatically entered to win weekly prizes of $75 for participating cafรฉs, bakeries, restaurants, and pet stores. Make sure to tag us @OldStrathcona and use the hashtag #SweetTreatsYEG so we see your entries.

Collect 5+ stickers on your festival punch card, and send us a DM (@oldstrathcona) or email (marketing@oldstrathcona.ca) to be entered to win one of four $100 gift cards to one of these great businesses!

โœจ Under the High Wheel

โœจ DaDeO

โœจ Rooster Kitchen

โœจ Bone & Biscuit Garneau

Collect 10+ stickers on your festival punch card, and send us a DM (@oldstrathcona) or email (marketing@oldstrathcona.ca) to be entered to win one of two Super Sweet Staycation prize packs, valued at $400! You’ll win gift cards for a hotel stay, meals and shopping!

โญ Super Sweet Staycation #1

๐ŸŽ $149 gift card for the Metterra Hotel on Whyte

๐ŸŽ $100 gift card for Arbour

๐ŸŽ $100 gift card for Village Goods

๐ŸŽ $50 gift card for La Bosco Cafeย 

โญ Super Sweet Staycation #2

๐ŸŽ $149 gift card for the Metterra Hotel on Whyte

๐ŸŽ $100 gift card for Julio’s Barrio

๐ŸŽ $100 gift card for Vivid Print

๐ŸŽ $50 gift card for Sugared & Spiced

Post photos/videos of your Sweet Treats adventure to your Instagram feed, tag us (@oldstrathcona) and use #SweetTreatsYEG, and you’ll be automatically entered into our weekly giveaways, where you could win a $75 gift card to a participating business!

๐Ÿ“ธ Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes

๐Ÿ“ธ Cafe Bel Air

๐Ÿ“ธ The Hexagon Board Game Cafe

๐Ÿ“ธ Crave Cupcakes

Winners will be announced on social media and contacted directly. Contests run from February 10, 2024 6AM MT until February 25, 2024 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 or prize may be awarded per entrant. This contest is not administered by or affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Festival Art by Curio Studio.

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