The Carrot community arts coffee house

Volunteer-Powered and Community Focused

The Beginnings

The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse was established by Arts on the Ave, a charitable organization that started in 2005, and is committed to community development through the arts, along the City of Edmonton’s 118 Avenue (NAIT to Northlands).  

The Carrot opened in 2007 as a volunteer-powered, not-for-profit coffee house, and served also as the headquarters of Arts on the Ave. Over the years, The Carrot has become a second home for many people who come to the café to connect with others and enjoy art in its various forms. The Carrot today continues to count on dozens of volunteers to thrive as a cornerstone of the Alberta Avenue community.

Thanks to the mentorship of Geoff and Joanne Linden of Credo Coffee, The Carrot serves what they believe to be the best coffee available: Detour, a premium, direct trade bean that is delicious and socially responsible. Pair our coffee with our locally baked goods and you're in for a treat!

Community and creativity is the heart and soul of The Carrot and Arts on the Ave. Come visit us and join the revolution that is taking place in Alberta Avenue.   


Rent the Carrot

Meetings, events, celebrations... we can host it all!

Make the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse your next meeting or event space. We routinely host private celebrations, board meetings, community groups, language groups, and crafting/artist circles.

Email us for more information.


Support the Carrot

Arts on the Ave is a registered charity!

You can now donate online (one-time or monthly) and receive a tax receipt for your much needed support. You can specify that you would like your donation to go directly to supporting the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse by choosing it from the drop down menu. 

Thank you for helping the Carrot continue its support of local artists and the Alberta Avenue community!