Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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…

77K FREEZE ICEBERG LOUNGE

2240 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-1128 Web: http://www.77kfreeze.ca Twitter: @77kfreeze Instagram @77kfreeze Advice: Counter service. This Nitro ice cream spot steps it up a notch by not only offering a variety of bases such as ice cream, yogurt and…

MAGICREAM

UPDATED 7/8/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2009 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1866 Web: n/a Instagram: @magicream_n7 Advice: Counter service. Open daily. With it’s focus on nitro Ice cream, as well as offering a wide assortment of over 40 flavours,…

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…

KLAUS’S KAFFEE HAUS

291 E. Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6735 Web: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Instagram: @klaus_kaffee_haus Advice: Open daily. An Austrian style café in the heart of Chinatown is a one of a kind, unique café that features home-made savoury and sweet…

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…

DIP ICE CREAM

UPDATED 3/30/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2967 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://m.facebook.com/dipicecream Twitter: n/a Instagram: @dipkitsilano Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on dipping ice cream cones into delicious chocolates, owners Robyn Lulleyman and Tanya Shklanka have created a…

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…

PORTO CAFE

2207 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-7667 Web: http://portocafe.com/ Twitter @portocoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish café that is located close to the Olympic Village skytrain station just South of the Cambie bridge, it’s a fairly large space with high ceilings and wooden…

TANGRAM CREAMERY

2729 Arbutus St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8609 Web: Instagram Twitter: @tangramcreamery Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With it’s focus on creamy ice cream, owners Michael Wong and Tinn Chan have already achieved this accolade. Their beautiful new ice cream scoop…

SNOWY VILLAGE DESSERT CAFÉ

#113-8571 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (778) 681-7832 Web: https://www.instagram.com/snowyvillagevan/ Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, counter service for take-out. It’s a Korean dessert café that specializes in the Bingsoo type of shaved ice dessert. Here they coin their shaved ice creations as…

GIGI BLIN

1400 West 70th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://gigiblin.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram gigi.blin Advice: Open daily, market and cafe. Located in the heart of Marpole, is a bright market and café with plenty of seating including a communal table that is…

OFF THE GRID WAFFLES

2665 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 996-1812 Web: https://www.facebook.com/offthegridwaffles Twitter: n/a Instagram: @offthegridwaffles Advice: Counter service. It’s a waffle focussed eatery that specializes in savoury and sweet variations. Sarvind joined me as we indulged in both, first off the Pizza Waffle…

Rocco’s Deli – Eatalian Street Food & Market

228 Schoolhouse St, Coquitlam Tel:(604) 777-5759 Web: http://roccosdeli.ca/ Mon-Fri:  7:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Andy Mollica and his family run this neighbourhood Italian market and deli, he has been involved in Italian cuisine for…

THE UNCOMMON CAFE

477 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-0477 Web: http://www.uncommonssary.com/ Twitter: @uncommoncafeyvr Advice: Counter/table service. Overlooking Oppenheimer Park, owners Lisa & Luc Leimanis run a homey café offering sandwiches and baked goods and great locally sourced beverages along with brunch on…

ESSENTIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/12/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-5544 Web: www.essentiacafe.com/ Twitter: @Essentia_Cafe Advice: Open daily. This European style café has become one of the community hub’s in the Kitsilano neighborhood since opening, situated on the corner with it’s…

LIME AND MOON PIE CO.

1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 889-6426 Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Advice: Closed Monday. It’s all about pie love in this neighborhood pie shop run by owner/chef Stani. This past summer I fell in love with the delicious pies at…

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