King's Guide to Edmonton

Cafés & Study Spots

Block 1912

10361 82 Ave | 780-433-6575
A spacious, comfortable, European-style café in the heart of Whyte Avenue featuring coffee, home-made desserts, gelato, and more! This is the perfect spot to enjoy a quick coffee to go, a conversation, or a long study session.

Blues Java Bar

5010 106 Ave | 780-463-9918
This local coffee bar is owned and operated by Leah--a woman who welcomes you into her shop like she’s welcoming you into her own home. This hidden gem is sure to send a smile to your face and caffeine through your veins.

Café Bicyclette

8627 91 St | 587-524-8090
Just a short bike-ride away from King’s, in the French Quarter, this small café offers French meals and coffee, with a side of trendy francophone ambiance.

Café Haven

9 Sioux Rd, Sherwood Park | 780-417-5523
Café Haven boasts the title of 'Best Café' in Sherwood Park. It's a great place to share a coffee or spend hours studying. Try the London Fog--it’s a menu favorite. 


10332 81 Ave | 780-757-2482
A zany, reasonably priced tea house with a tropical twist. This Caribbean-themed shop is sure to have you relaxed in no time. Order a waffle and grab a board game from the back.

Common Ground Community Café

50 Brentwood Blvd, Sherwood Park | 587-269-4808
Ian and Eileen Edwards, pastors at the Moravian Church, have a mission of empowering and creating community for all in their non-profit, direct-trade coffee shop and its many volunteers.

Elm Café

#100, 10140 117 St | 780-756-3356
This little café is tucked away in a larger building just off Jasper Ave, but once you spot it, you want to go inside. The design is fresh, and besides coffee, they also serve breakfast and lunch.

Mandolin Book & Coffee Co.

6419 112 Ave | 780-479-4050
This little coffee shop is one of President Melanie Humphrey’s favourites. It is a great place to browse through books, sip on a coffee, or do some studying.

Mill Creek Café

9562 82 Ave | 780-439-5535
Look no further for a sandwich that tantalizes your taste buds! Delicious home-made sandwiches and goods are bound to satisfy the foodie in you. The turkey, pear, and brie sandwich is one of the best in town.

Remedy Café

8631 109 St | 780-433-3096
10279 Jasper Ave | 780-757-7720
10404 Whyte Ave | 780-760-1001
Remedy makes fresh, authentic chai tea and samosas. This anything-goes place is always bustling with students and hipsters looking for a unique experience. This is a great place to have coffee or to spend hours studying, whether it’s you and a friend or a whole group.

Take 5 Café

11801 48 St | 780-471-6037
Everyone on Urbanspoon raves about the freshly baked doughnuts of this underrated place. Weather permitting, you can take the 50th St bicycle bridge to get there. Is it worth checking out? You bet!

The Carrot

9351-118 Ave | 780-471-1580
This little 'community arts coffeehouse,' with an emphasis on community, is part of a grassroots and successful revitalization and restoration movement active on the avenue.


8708 109 St | 780-756-8882
9869 62 Ave | 780-430-9198
Transcend boasts about having the best coffee in town. If you find yourself valuing the art of coffee making over the necessity to caffeinate, you’re on the right track. Any of the meticulously created drinks are sure to please your well-trained palate.

Wild Earth Bakery

8902 99 St | 780-425-8423
Wild Earth serves delicious drinks and delectable, wholesome goodies. If you’re not taken by the atmosphere the moment you walk in the door, you will be by the time you sink your teeth into one of their scrumptious confections.

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Closest to King's

Coral de Cuba

4990 92 Ave | 780-468-2888
You won’t find a restaurant nearer to King’s. Serving Vietnamese and Cuban food to King’s-goers daily, Coral de Cuba is a reliable classic. You haven’t been to King’s until you’ve had a meal here!

Boston Pizza

5515 101 Ave | 780-465-0771
If you’re looking for a nearby eatery, look no further than Boston Pizza. It’s King’s closest North American style restaurant, right beside Capilano Mall.

Five Guys Hamburger Restaurant

#305, 5015 101 Ave | 587-754-6077
Located by Capilano Mall, this fast food chain offers made-to-order burgers, fries, and hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

Mucho Burrito | Fresh Mexican Grills

50 St & 101 Ave
This restaurant is close to King’s, just across from the Capilano Walmart.

Simply Donairs

9004 50 St | 780-469-1223
Close to King’s, it serves fine donair wraps, such as beef, chicken, and falafel. Traditional options include: burgers, poutine and fries. You can even order online for pick-up or delivery.

Sugar Bowl

10922 88 Ave | 780-433-8369
The Sugar Bowl is always bursting with university students eager to experience delicious food in an inviting atmosphere. This fun, inexpensive diner is sure to have you coming back for more.

Across Edmonton

Café Amore Bistro

10807 106 Ave | 780-477-7896
This inviting neighbourhood style café is sure to have you feeling like you’re home in no time. The menu rotates with the seasons, and the specials change daily. Arrive early to get a seat!

Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

10501 82 Ave | 780-439-9829
Chianti serves excellent home-made Italian food at a reasonable price. Portions are bound to satisfy even the strongest appetite. And Tuesday’s are pasta night!


10548a 82 Ave | 780-433-0930
Do you like Cajun food and sandwiches? It’s hip, it’s inexpensive and the food is great. Dadeo is famous throughout Edmonton for its award-winning yam fries.

Dynasty Century Palace

9700 105 Ave | 780-428-3388
Love Chinese dim sum? Dynasty Century Palace is located in the heart of Chinatown and offers both dim sum and authentic Chinese food!

India Garden Restaurant

4820 76 Ave | 780-468-2224
A very fine all-you-can-eat Indian buffet, just a few minutes south of King’s. Every dish will tantalize your taste buds and send the foodie in you reeling in delight.

Langano Skies

9920 Whyte Ave | 780-432-3334
This is the place to have an authentic Ethiopian eating experience! All dishes are served on a large platter with sourdough crepes.


10350 109 St | 780-425-8096
Mikado boasts some of Edmonton’s best sushi and sashimi. Ingredients are flown in weekly from Japan, Nova Scotia, and the West Coast to make your eating experience as fresh as possible.

Three Boars Eatery

8424 109 St | 780-757-2600
Three Boars serves globally inspired dishes using local products. The taste is exceptional. Make sure you try the poutine!

Tres Carnales Taqueria

10119 100A Ave | 780-429-0911
Enjoy authentic tacos, tortillas, and quesadillas--arguably the best in town. Tacos and tortillas come in sets of four, perfect for sharing. Show up early to avoid lineups!


10724 95 St | 780-423-3213
10523 99 Ave | 780-756-8188
Viphalay serves authentic Thai and Laos food. Family-owned and operated, this restaurant oozes cultural esteem. It is an Edmonton must-see.

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Shopping & Groceries

Dutch Delicious

13232 - 118 Ave | 780-455-2323
Owned by Siene Koopman, a baker from Holland, the store offers fine baked goods as well as any Dutch delicacy you can't find at the local grocer.

Earth’s General Store

9605 82 Ave | 780-439-8725
Earth’s General Store vends all things organic and earth-safe. But you don’t have to be an earth junkie to check the place out. Its non-pretentious atmosphere bodes well for those who just want to see what it’s all about.

Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market

10310 83 Ave | 780-439-1844
The Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market runs indoors year-round. From fruit to hummus, pottery to flowers, here you will find a great selection of local harvest.


6204 90 Ave (Ottewell Shoppers Plaza) | 780-469-4382
The TGP on 90th Ave is your typical neighbourhood grocery store. Located a mere 5 minutes from King’s, TGP gets your grocery shopping done quickly during the busiest times of the year.

Capilano Mall

5004 98 Ave | 604-448-9112
Really close to King’s, this mall has Safeway and Walmart, most banks, restaurants, coffee shops and a small farmers market on Saturdays.

Edmonton City Centre

10025 102A Ave | 780-426-8444
This mall is located in downtown Edmonton, surrounded by numerous restaurants and stores. It is easy to bus to and also has a large parkade.

West Edmonton Mall

8882 170 St | 780-444-5321
WEM is the largest shopping mall in North America, with over 800 stores, an amusement park, waterpark, ice rink, mini golf course, movie theatre and indoor lagoon where sea lions put on a show.

Whyte Ave in Old Strathcona

82 Ave
Whyte Ave and Old Strathcona is a definite must-go place! Spend a Saturday walking down Whyte; check out the small gift shops, read through mountains of books, and enjoy a delectable cup of coffee in one of the many coffee shops.

Value Village Thrift Store

8930 82 Ave | 780-468-1259
Value Village sells gently used clothing, accessories and other household items. Value Village is affordable and supports over 120 non-profit organizations by paying them for the donations they give.

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The Bookseller

9562 82 Ave | 780-496-9193
The Bookseller boasts a large collection of used books. Let loose your inner nerd by perusing the shelves of well-loved, affordable treasures.

Citadel Theatre

9828 101a Ave | 780-425-1820
If you love theatre, the Citadel is the place for you. Watch local talent present pertinent art in a way that is bound to provoke and inspire thought and conversation. Check the website for information on pay-what-you-want nights!

Edmonton Art Gallery

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square | 780-422-6223
Not only does the Art Gallery house countless works of art, the building itself is a feat of architectural genius. Enjoy the aesthetic appeal on both the interior and exterior of the building. Exhibits rotate so there is always something new to enjoy. Admission is free the last Thursday of every month!

Gateway Entertainment Centre

3414 Gateway Blvd | 780-435-1922
Here you can enjoy ten-pin bowling, five-pin bowling, virtual golf, mini golf, billiards and even laser bowling. Come early to get a lane or reserve one!

High Level Streetcar

103 St and 84 Ave | 780-437-7721
Take a historic trip across the North Saskatchewan River from 49 meters above water level. The railcar was fully restored in 2011 and has been running ever since.

Movies 12

5074 130 Ave | 780-472-9779
Tuesdays are cheap nights at the theatre. See the latest flicks for only $1.75! Only $3.50 on all other nights.

Muttart Conservatory

9626 96a Ave | 780-496-8755
This is a nature-lover’s paradise. Stroll through the temperate, arid, tropical and feature pyramids. Be sure to bring your camera!

Oil Kings

11230 110 St | 780-414-4625
Take in all the action of a junior level hockey game at Rexall Place. The Oil King’s promise all the excitement of an NHL game at a fraction of the cost.

Strathcona County Library

401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park | 780-410-8600
This is a great place to go study. The quiet atmosphere and the shelves of books are bound to get your brain focused and your thoughts flowing!

Telus World of Science

11211 142 St | 780-451-3344
Satisfy the explorer and scientist in you by checking out a variety of exhibits, both featured and permanent.

Varscona Theatre

10329 83 Ave | 780-433-3399
Hosting over 350 cultural events per year, the Varscona plays a vital riles in Edmonton’s art scene. Try out the legendary weekly Live Improvised Soap Opera: Die-Nasty. Check the website for all showings.

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq | 780-428-1414
Home to the Edmonton’s Symphony Orchestra, the Winspear is Edmonton’s most loved music hall. Student rush tickets are $20 for any available seat in the house.

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Activities Outside of Edmonton

Devonian Botanic Garden

51227 AB-60, Parkland County | 780-987-3054
The University of Alberta created this garden in 1959. You can take a walk in their 240 acres of gardens, explore their indoor greenhouses, and enjoy a cup of tea at their Patio Café.   

Lacombe Corn Maze

Site 6 Box 9 RR1, Lacombe | 403-302-1709
Every year they create a new maze design on their 50 acres of corn. It takes about an hour and a half to complete the whole maze.                       

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Hwy 16 E, Tofield | 780-662-3640
This outdoor museum is much like Fort Edmonton Park, with authentic buildings and costumed actors. Take part in one or more of their activities while you feel like you've stepped back into an early pioneer's life.

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Capilano & Gold Bar Park

Capilano Park: 10810 54 St
Gold Bar Park: 10955 50 St | 780-442-5311
South of the river on 50th St, both parks have a bicycle bridge to cross the river and are a jumping-off point for trail use year-round. 

Rundle Park

2909 113 Ave | 780-442-5311
With Frisbee golf, tennis, baseball, walking/biking, picnic spots, cross-country skiing, and skating rinks, it’s Edmonton’s best-kept secret.

River Valley

Running, walking, nature enjoying: do it all on its paths. The North Saskatchewan River Valley covers 7, 400 hectares and is North America’s largest urban park.

Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre

10535 65 St | 780-442-5311
A friendly atmosphere and unique programs: the fitness centre, circuit training, lane swims and aquafit are popular with many active people.

Vertically Inclined

8523 Argyll Rd | 780-496-9390
Edmonton’s favourite rock-climbing gym. Whether you’re new or a weathered climber, this place is guaranteed to give you a thrill.

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Ascension Lutheran Church

8405 83 St | 780-469-2421 

Beverly Alliance

12235 50 St | 780-474-0476

Calvary Baptist Church

7215 97 St | 780-433-0626
Bob Foo, Spiritual Mentor and Life Coach at King’s, attends here.

Calvary Community Church

8704 Mill Woods Rd | 780-462-8444 

Capilano Christian Assembly (Evangelical Brethren)

9333 50 St | 780-469-7801

Central Baptist

9419 95 St | 780-466-7461

Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton

7621 101 Ave | 780-469-1909

Christ Embassy International

9012 51 Ave | 780-989-1002

City Centre Church

10200 102 Ave | 780-423-2489

Fellowship Christian Reformed Church

9125 50 St | 780-937-8833
Located in King’s Atrium, this CRC church is regularly attended by King’s students.

First Presbyterian Church

10025 105 St | 780-422-2937
Talented King’s professor Dr. Joachim Segger is their Director of Music and regularly plays the organ.

Greenfield Community Church

3712 114 St | 780-435-1060
Former King’s professor and current sessional professor Tyler Williams is the senior minister at this church.

Mill Woods Assembly (Pentecostal)

2225 66 St | 780-462-1515

Redeemed Christian Church of God

10665 98 St | 780-400-9661
(Rhema Chapel) This church has African styles of worship.

Sherwood Park Alliance

1011 Clover Bar Rd, Sherwood Park | 780-467-8404

St. Joseph's Basilica (Roman Catholic)

10044 113 St | 780-488-7295

Sunrise Community Church (Mennonite Brethren)

3303 37 St | 780-463-2699

Trinity Baptist Church 

22550 Twp Rd 530, Sherwood Park | 780-464-4040 

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