Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

includes bars, cafes, bakeries, deli’s, snack shops around the city.

Dank Mart

For all those that love their snack foods especially ones that take them back to the day when they first tried those snacks. Perhaps they were childhood favourites or ones that resonate with you in one way or another. A…

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

LIVIA

1399 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3869 Web: http://www.liviasweets.com/ Instagram: @liviasweets Advice: Dinners Thursday – Saturday nights; daytime operations daily. Each time I visit Livia the aroma of freshly baked bread entices me inside to stay awhile.  Livia’s baking is…

FLOURIST

3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9423 Web: https://flourist.com/ Instagram @flourist Advice: Open daytime hours only. An emporium featuring their Flourist brand of different types of flour and grains to stock up on; along with a café which is the…

THE PRAGUERY

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 367-6126 Web: https://praguery.com/ Instagram @thepraguery Advice: Counter service. With his European roots, Owner, Jaroslav Mestka set-out to offer house-made chimney cakes from his homeland on his food truck a few years ago. Fast tracking…

LA BOQUERIA TASTING ROOM

291 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-4300 Web: https://www.boqueria.ca instagram @boqueria.ca Advice: No reservations. With it’s focus on the Basque style, it’s the food and drink of San Sebastian that will lure you in to this hotspot with a great…

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100 Tel: (604) 251-0677 Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/ Instagram @thebenchbakehouse Advice: Closed Monday. Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads…

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

ANGUS T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5989 Web: n/a Instagram: @angust_vancouver Advice: Counter service. A beautiful bakeshop in the heart of Yaletown that keeps things simple, they offer a selection of in-house baked croissants, cinnamon buns along with espresso drinks…

Meinhardt Fine Foods West Vancouver

1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Phone: (604) 922-5362 Web: http://www.meinhardtfinefoods.com/ Instagram @meinhardtfinefoods Hours:  Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm This is their third store in the Vancouver area, similar in size to their downtown Vancouver location,…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

BAD DOG BREAD

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: 778-970-0346 Web: http://baddogbread.com/ instagram @baddogbreadnv Advice: Closed Mondays. Opens at 7am. With master baker and owner Vadim Mugerman at the helm, he has been baking all sorts of incredible breads and cooking since starting out literally…

CHA LE TEA MERCHANT CAFÉ

1207 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 633-9989 Web: https://www.chaletea.com/ Instagram @chaleteamerchant Advice: Open daily, counter service. Specializing in a proprietary line of premium, single-origin Chinese teas, husband-and-wife owners, Charlie Zhang and Sue Wang have selected two dozen of the finest…

CAFÉ ORSO

4316 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-3222 Web: http://cafeorso.ca/ Twitter: @CafeOrsoDeepCov Instagram: @cafe_orso Advice: Open daily. Owned by husband and wife, Jonathan is a photographer with the Canadian News service and he has an eye for exceptional photos, the…

BAKER AND TABLE CAFÉ

6314 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3233 Web: http://www.bakerandtablecafe.com/ Instagram @bakerandtablecafe Advice: Counter service. With their focus making and baking Japanese treats, this homestyle eatery is run by Owner/Pastry Chef Hitomi Syvertsen. In this bakery/café they serve homestyle savoury dishes…

LATELIER PATISSERIE

260 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 778-689-0264 Web: http://www.latelierpatisserie.com/ Instagram: @l_atelier_patisserie Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With his French roots, Pastry Chef/Owner Franck Buiron recently launched his own French bakery in the Olympic Village neighborhood, previously he had been wholesaling…

KOKOMO

611 Gore Avenue, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6599 Web: https://www.heykokomo.ca/ Instagram @heykokomo Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based bowls, and other dishes, owner Katie Ruddle has designed a beautiful room that features Chef Mark Singson at the helm. Over a couple of…

I.CE QUEEN

2967 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/icqueenqueen/ Instagram: @icequeenqueen Advice: Counter service. An Asian focussed dessert emporium that features Thai Fried Ice Cream rolls; owners Elliott and Karen offer up a standard menu of Sundae creations as well as…

WELCOME PARLOUR ICE CREAM

277 8th St E, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 408-7481 Web: http://welcomeparlour.com/ Twitter: @welcomeparlour ‏ Instagram: @welcomeparlour Advice: Counter service. Open daily 12-9pm. With it’s focus on small batch artisanal ice cream, they create unique flavours with their culinary partner Eleanor…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter: @3quarters_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

Wishing Treats

A one of kind candy store is now open in Gastown. Wishing Treats Caramel Studio is where expert caramel artisans turn giant warm sticks of supple candy, into bite-sized hard rock treats complete with intricate messages, logos and icons running…

MISTER

1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2833 Web: http://madebymister.com/ Twitter @madebymister Advice: Counter service. Open daily. With it’s focus on nitro Ice cream, owners Michael Lai and Tommy Choi have turned a dream of using liquid nitrogen-churned artisanal ice cream…

Bonjour Marketplace

8496 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-889-6865 Web: http://bonjourmarket.ca/ Instagram: @bonjour_marketplace Hours: 10am – 7pm daily Bonjour Marketplace is a run by a few families, they feature a Natural Food Store as well as their own smoothie and soups bar inside the…

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