If you're ever looking for a good cup of joe in Victoria, and want to avoid the typical chains you see in pretty much any city of decent size, a great alternative is Huvar's Artisan Market and Catering in Downtown Victoria. Not only do they have incredible coffee from a full barista station, but a good variety of breakfast options to boot. You can choose from such delectable options as white chocolate & raspberry scones, chocolate chip muffins, banana bread, and smoothies. Unfortunately for myself I'm on a pretty strict diet these days so I couldn't sample any of the pastries, but still had a tasty breakfast with cinnamon oatmeal and a fruit bowl. For my choice of coffee I took full advantage of the barista station offerings and elected for a latte with cinnamon. An excellent choice in hindsight as it was flavorful but easy drinking and very well-balanced. So if you ever find yourself looking for a different breakfast experience besides the hustle-and-bustle of a fast food joint and want a more authentic coffee drinking experience, you can't go wrong with taking a little trip to Downtown Victoria and Huvar's.
Huvar's Artisan Market and Catering is located at 110 W. Juan Linn St. and is open Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm.