January 29th
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T’is the season for holiday snacks and festive drinks. 

With all that goes on this busy season, it’s okay to relax a little and indulge in a few guilty pleasures. 

From chai eggnogs to gingerbread lattes these nine cafes in Victoria will have you coming back for more. 

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Iluka Espresso

Baristas at Iluka Espresso will be serving up Oat Nog Lattes using the vegan Oat Nog beverage steamed with a double shot of espresso. 

If you’re hooked on this sweet beverage, be sure to try out a few other unique festive lattes like the Maui Christmas and hot pineapple cider! 

These drinks will be offered until early January!

  • When: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Iluka Espresso, 101 Island Highway

Rhino Coffee House 

Get in the spirit at the Rhino Coffee House and try our holiday drink collection today!

These festive drinks include eggnog lattes with a dairy-free option, hot caramel apple cider, and a candy cane peppermint mocha. 

Which one are you planning to try first?

  • Where: Rhino Coffee House, 2840 Peatt Road
  • When: 
    • Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sundays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fern Cafe & Bakery 

At the Fern Cafe and Bakery, their fun and festive drinks include a vegan eggnog Latte.

EggNog Latté has been made in-house for four years now. A delicate blend of house spice mix, sugar, and vanilla. Steamed with a choice of soy or oat milk.

The folks at the Fern highly recommend the oat milk as per usual. And our housemade coconut whip cream is always an optional add-on for only a dollar.

Additional festive drinks include candy cane hot cocoa, white hot chocolate, white chocolate matcha, peppermint white hot cocoa and a spicy peppermint Mocha.

These drinks will be available until December 23.

  • Where: Fern Cafe and Bakery, 1115 North Park Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shatterbox Coffee Bar 

This year Shatterbox Coffee Bar has three festive drinks on its menu. 

Eggnog and or oatnog, a gingerbread latte and a peppermint latte. 

  • Where: Shatterbox Coffee Bar, 1701 Douglas Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Allenby Coffee Bar 

Right now, at the Allenby, eggnog lattes are on deck with oatnog lattes coming soon! 😋

  • Where: The Allenby Coffee Bar, 2865 Foul Bay Road
  • When: 
    • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Koffi

This year the peeps at Koffi are offering an eggnog latte as well as a peppermint bark mocha, topped with crushed chocolate peppermint bark. 

These festive drinks will be offered until the end of the year!

  • Where: Koffi, 1441 Haultain Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wind Cries Mary

If you’ve reached your caffeine fix by now why not try an eggnog cocktail?

Wind Cries Mary’s signature festive cocktail is coming back for the fourth year in a row.

This festive drink is a mix between eggnog and a piña colada using mezcal, freshly juiced pineapple, coconut cream, and pistachio oil.

  • Where: Wind Cries Mary, 45 Bastion Square
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Union Pacific Coffee Co. 

The Union Pacific Coffee Co has just released this year’s eggnog latte is just nog split with milk and espresso, with cinnamon on top. 

Here’s a fun twist, their menu is also offering a chai eggnog latte which is delicious. This drink does not include espresso, simply just Masala chai from Jaga silk and eggnog split with milk.

  • Where: Union Pacific Coffee, 537 Herald Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Good Earth Coffeehouse 

The Good Earth Coffeehouse is offering two Eggnog drinks this year. A Cinnamon Eggnog Latte, and an Oat Nog Latte. These festive drinks are dairy free with oat-based alternatives. 

The drinks are available until Jan. 2.

  • Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse, 1952 Bay Street, 1971 Oak Bay Avenue  and 535 Superior Street
  • When: 
    • 1952 Bay Street
      • Monday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Tuesday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • 1971 Oak Bay Avenue 
      • Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 535 Superior Street
      • Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Fol Epi

At Fol Epi on Yates Street and 12-ounce nog lattes are being offered until Christmas!

Here everything is made from scratch. These drinks are made from eggnog in-house with organic cream. They even hand-grate the nutmeg fresh for each batch!

If you’re looking to savour the festive drink, you can also buy the sweet beverage in 1 litre or 500ml bottles to take home too.

  • Where: Fol Epi, 732 Yates Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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