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12 Quaint Places to Quench your Thirst in Durham’s Downtowns

It’s getting hot. What better way to cool off (and survive a summer with the kids) than with a tasty to-do list? Here are 12 places to get iced bevies in Durham Region’s downtowns.

1. Downtown Beaverton: Cool Cow

367 Simcoe Street, Beaverton

Although not specifically iced coffee, the Cool Cow does make cold drinks like ripe raspberry, juicy orange or iced coffee sorbet milkshakes. They can be made with regular or lactose-free milk. Perfect for a summer day. Plus, they also serve ice cream!

Two chilled beverages in front of a Cool Cow sign in Beaverton.
Source: Cool Cow


2. Downtown Bowmanville: Roam Coffee

62 King Street West, Bowmanville

From their cold brew options to their “spring fling” drink, there is a lot to choose from newly opened Roam Coffee located in Markets.

Close up of a cold brew in a person's hand from Roam in Bowmanville.
Source: Markets


3. Downtown Brooklin: Coffee Culture

16 Winchester Road East, Brooklin

With iced coffee, frozen ‘ccinos and chillers, there is something for all cold drink lovers at Brooklin’s Coffee Culture.

Two iced coffees from Coffee Culture in downtown Brooklin.
Source: Coffee Culture


4. Downtown Cannington: Holy Grounds Café and Eatery

1 Cameron Street West, Cannington

Holy Grounds Cafe and Eatery is a must-stop in quaint downtown Cannington. With fresh baked goodies and sandwiches to go, it’s the perfect stop for a window-shopping weekend.

Close up of an iced coffee in a person's hand in front of Holy Grounds Café in Cannington.
Source: Durham Tourism


5. Downtown Newcastle: Buddha Belly Bakery

29 King Avenue East, Newcastle 

If you haven’t stopped by the Buddha Belly Bakery, you are missing out. All of their products are gluten and dairy free! Iced maple latte? Yes please!

Close up of an iced coffee in a person's hand inside Buddha Belly in Newcastle.
Source: Buddha Belly Bakery


6. Downtown Oshawa: Cork & Bean

8 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa 

With a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, Cork & Bean also offers savory and sweet food options. Grab an iced coffee and enjoy their patio.

Iced coffee in a mason jar sitting on a table at Cork & Bean.
Source: Cork and Bean


7. Pickering Nautical Village: Open Studio Art Café

617 Liverpool Road, Pickering 

With a beautiful porch and sidewalk patio, the Open Studio Art Café is a place to get inspired with their art gallery setting. Keep an eye out for their live music events so you can sip and savour during a summer concert.

Open Studio Art Café storefront.
Source: Open Art Studio Café


8. Pickering Village: Cupcakes Canada

78 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village 

From cupcakes to cake pops, cookies to squares, there are so many treats to choose from at Cupcakes Canada. And no matter which one you choose, they all pair perfectly together with an iced coffee.

Close up of an iced coffee in a person's hand in front of Cupcakes Canada in Pickering Village.
Source: Durham Tourism


9. Downtown Port Perry: That Place on Queen

180 Queen Street, Port Perry 

Coffee lovers smoothie anyone? That Place on Queen’s iced beverage is perfect for an afternoon of window shopping in picturesque Port Perry. With flavours like coffee, banana, peanut butter and chocolate, there is no wrong choice.

Close up of an iced coffee from That Place on Queen in Port Perry.
Source: That Place on Queen


10. Downtown Sunderland: River Street Café

93 River Street, Sunderland

From fresh local bagels to endless coffee options, the River Street Café is a gorgeous place to get your iced coffee fix. Pair it with one of their yummy cookies while you sip your way around sweet Sunderland.

Close up of an iced coffee in a person's hand at the front counter at River Street Café in Sunderland.
Source: Durham Tourism


11. Downtown Uxbridge: Nexus Coffee Company

234 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge

Nexus Coffee Company, located inside Vince’s Market, is an Uxbridge staple. With direct trade coffees, premium teas and sweet treats like authentic handmade French macarons, there is something for everyone. Perhaps even more than one something.

Close up of an iced coffee in a person's hand from Nexus Coffee Company.
Source: Nexus Coffee Company


12. Downtown Whitby: Brock Street Espresso

131 Brock Street South, Whitby 

Brock Street Espresso is a downtown Whitby gem. From gelato to baked goods, and of course, the best coffee you’ve ever had, it’s a great place to stop by to get your iced coffee fix. 

Close up of an iced coffee in a person's hand inside Brock Street Espresso in Whitby.
Source: @queenscommonwest


NOTE: At the time of publishing, Durham Region and the Province of Ontario are in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen; the Province’s three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures, based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators. Residents are encouraged to follow health guidance when safely exploring their local communities, wash hands frequently, wear a mask and physically distance from others.