One Day in Edmonton: singer Nuela Charles

The singer's favourite food and drink spots in Edmonton

After more than a decade of chart-topping hits, multiple Juno Award nominations, and millions of streams, alternative singer-songwriter Nuela Charles has solidified her status as a Canadian music staple. 

Her latest EP, Blissful Madness, showcases the singer’s signature soulful sound with three captivating tracks that tell the story of all of the emotions one can feel in the span of a day, from sassy and strong to loving and endearing.

Though she's temporarily stationed in Toronto, Charles has an unabashed love for her hometown of Edmonton and its dynamic restaurant scene. Here are the talented singer's favourite spots for eats and drinks in the Alberta capital.


I rarely eat breakfast out – it’s one meal I usually have at home. But I do love a good cup of coffee and one of my favourite coffee shops, Anvil, is owned by fellow musician Lesley and her husband Tony. It has such a great community vibe and has definitely seen its share of grant writing/tour planning sessions.



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[The Next Act is] my go to lunch meeting spot. Such a staple in the city, and definitely a favourite. I dare say - you can’t miss anything on the menu.


You can never go wrong with sushi and Mikado Restaurant is my favourite spot. “The Mikada Experience is Alberta’s first Japanese restaurant, serving Edmonton since 1972.” This is where my family usually has dinner, and our sushi comes out in a little wooden boat, and if we’re early enough we get to sit in these cool little private Tatami Rooms.


I’m not a big drinker – but I will follow wherever my favourite bar tender and bass player Reid is, which currently is at The Bar at Restaurant Yarrow. I’m more of a prosecco/ Aperol Spritz / light cocktail kind of lady.

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