Transcend Garneau opened its doors the first weekend of May, and judging by the line-ups, the doors stayed wide open all weekend long. The cafe is beautiful; more inviting than the original location with white leather benches and big windows. It is sleek and modern with nods to the history of the building.
The folks at Transcend love their coffee. They source it, roast it, and serve it. At Transcend Garneau, the writing on the wall reminds us the coffee we sip is roasted just blocks away at the original Transcend location on 99th Street. Transcend Garneau's location within the University neighbourhood makes perfect sense for a retailer so dedicated to sharing all its coffee passion with coffee tastings, podcasts and blog posts. The best part - Transcend Garneau's accessibility is well-positioned to challenge more Edmontonians to drink better coffee. Transcend dares us to drink our coffee black, but understand some of us enjoy a little sweetness with crushed vanilla beans in our lattes.
Interesting fact: In the 1940's, the original corner tenant in the Garneau building was Joan's Coffee Bar.
Photo Credit: Lucas, John. “Transcend,” Photo, EdmontonJournal.com. 24 April 2010.