LEAR FAYE ESPRESSO KITCHEN

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UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED

2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 484-9371

Web: http://www.learfaye.com/

Twitter: @lear_faye

Advice: Talk to the Baristas and learn more about the fine art of espresso.

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Our coffee scene continues to thrive when cool cafes such as Lear Faye excels in creating community. I wrote my first book about coffee and cafes over 20 years ago in Vancouver, the scene has grown immensely ever since. Owned by brother and sister, Jess and Dolly who both have quite the background in the local coffee movement. This café has further elevated the coffee scene on the drive. The hydra espresso machine is only one of 3 of it’s kind in North America, they welcome baristas who are top notch in their game to come and pull shots and join their community as they create a wider community of patrons.

Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

Espresso Macchiato

Espresso Macchiato

I loved the wooden handles on the espresso machine, turns out they were custom created locally by Doug Warren who also created some of their other wooden fixtures. The origin of the name Lear Faye is not only derived from both of the owners middle names, but its a celtic family name that means “Of the Meadow Shining Brightly”. I have had the Grilled Cheese ($8) with gruyere & Caramelized Onion on sourdough, with my addition of fig jam and it was delicious. I have also had my usual go to bevy an Espresso Macchiato ($3.50). In addition to a full line-up of espresso beverages, you will also find cream sodas, tea and other drinks. There are custom made sandwiches for breakfast and lunch as well as a selection of baked goods including some gluten-free options.

This is a café you are going to want to visit, another hangout to add to the growing number of great cafes in our city.

Review by: Richard Wolak