Square 1 Coffee was founded in May 2015 by Jonathon and Brandy Brozny. We were eager to start a new venture that would enable us to work alongside each other and would offer us the freedom to be with our six children as much as possible. In a way, we were leaving all we had built up before and going back to square one.

The vision was simple. We have always enjoyed visiting with friends and family over a cup of coffee. Why not provide a space where people can gather to enjoy excellent coffee in an atmosphere that feels like home?

On May 2, 2015 we opened Square 1. We continue to work to bridge the gap between high end coffee and community, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone to appreciate.

In May 2020 we opened our second location in the Westblock building in Glenora, but we weren’t close to done.

In 2022 we started roasting our own beans under the name Anecdote. We want to be involved in every part of the coffee process, from brewing to picking out the perfect beans.

Our adventure didn’t end there, though. We continue to improve and grow each year, opening new businesses throughout Edmonton.

Coffee and the people who make it possible are our passion, and we invite you to become part of it by stepping onto the cafe floor

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Every item on our menu has been chosen with intention, to give you an amazing café experience. At Square 1 Coffee, you'll find yourself feeling right at home.


It comes from a deep desire to get the best out of every step of the process. From how and where your coffee is sourced, all the way to the highly skilled barista – you’ll be treated to something special here.

Sitting around our kitchen table in the mornings, drinking a freshly brewed cup of coffee - that was our daily starting point. A moment of rest, family, dreams, laughter, tears and excitement. We built our cafe out of a love for coffee, but also from a deep desire to share in these moments with you.

Jonathon & Brandy Brozny