Address: Three locations. I went to the Garneau location on 8708 109 Street
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am – 9pm | Fri: 7:30am – 10pm | Sat: 8am – 10pm |Sun: Sat: 8am – 5pm |Holidays: 9am – 5Pm
Our third article in our new series:“Coffee Shop Office”
Many times working moms take to the coffee shop to get some work done. There are a few requirements for these entrepreneurs; Coffee, and WiFi. Food is also a bonus.
Transcends, Garneau location, is conveniently located on the busy 109th Street and 87th Ave. close to many of Edmontons attractions, but out of the way enough that locals go there. When I say locals, I mean university students and trendy urbanites.
Checking out the reviews before hand, I was worried that I’d be a fish out of water (though I did at one time, used to be “cool”) as a suburban mom with my satchel filled with receipts and kids socks (amongst other things) at a downtown coffee shop. I did not need to worry. Transcend was a delight filled with many people of all different levels of hipster-ness, age, and occupation.
I went with my friend Allison from Teagan Photography to work out some details for Urban Mommy Expo. We had a lot of talking to do and paper work to complete, and on a busy holiday Monday, this would be a good test of how work friendly Transcend would be.
Even though there was a long line up to get drink the service was fast and courteous, and the cinnamon bun, delicious! Allison had a Latin corn bun which was gluten free (bonus points from her).
Despite being busy, we were able to hear each other talk, and there was plenty of seating. Wifi was free (horray) although I didn’t see many places to plug in devices, but that may have been because it was so busy that day.
Parking is paid street parking, which I can see as a problem, bring some quarters unless you’re there on a holiday Monday when parking is free, or you can try and find some free parking on the side streets if you have a few extra minutes to look.
In all, great place to work for a few hours, do some people watching and have a delicious drink.