Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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

UPDATED 11/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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…

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.

UPDATED 7/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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…

UYU ICE CREAM

UPDATED 4/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  433 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-9986 Web: http://www.uyuicecream.com/ Twitter: @UYUIcecream Advice: Open daily 12 noon – 10pm. Here it is all about making the best organic soft serve ice cream around, owned by Kevin Lee…

PROPAGANDA COFFEE

209 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.propagandacoffee.ca/ Twitter: @ppgdacoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish cafe that is large and spacious in the heart of bustling Chinatown, with a large steel table top sharing table. The coffee bar is sleek…

STYO DESSERT

UPDATED 9/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  907 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-737-7896 Web: http://styodessert.com/ Twitter: @StyoDessert Advice: Order at the counter, sit anywhere. This stylish café takes it’s nod from the fashion scene with it’s colorful interior which is the perfect match to…

SOFFEE CAFÉ

UPDATED 11/10/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1426 West 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 736-6668 Web: http://www.soffeecafe.com/ Twitter: @SoffeeCafe Advice: One day advance notice for Afternoon Tea reservations. Charming is the best way to describe this mother and son owned café that is…

THE BIRDS AND THE BEETS

55 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7832 Web: http://www.birdsandbeets.ca/ Twitter: @birdsandbeets Advice: Open daily. Two entrances from Powell and from Alexander. I love discovering new cool cafés with brick lined walls in historic and not so historic neighborhoods. Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Chef…

ED’S DAILY COMMISSARY

UPDATED 3/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 686 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 424-8708 Web: http://www.edsdaily.com/ Twitter: @edsdaily Advice: Counter service. No reservations. It’s a community eatery in the heart of the Strathcona neighborhood that’s owned by Brett Turner and Dax Droski….

LIBERTY BAKERY

3699 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 709-9999 Web: https://www.facebook.com/Libertyyvr Twitter: @Libertyyvr Advice: Closed Monday. In the heart of bustling Main Street sits a wonderful café and bakery on the corner, all white on the outside, on the inside it’s cute…

PROHIBITION BAR

801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.673.7088 Web: http://prohibitionrhg.com/ Twitter: @RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Closed Sundays. Dress code in effect. Located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, this glamourous cocktail bar features a 3,000-square-foot lounge with daily live musical entertainment and sleek interiors…

OLD CROWE COFFEE CO

655 Front Street, New Westminster Tel: 778-960-8790 Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/ Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee Advice: Open daily. Located downtown New Westminster overlooking the river front, you will a cool café, brick lined walls and comfy leather chairs are a welcoming spot. find a…

DOUGHGIRLS BAKE SHOP

3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver Tel: (604) 333-5474 Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Take ‘n Bake selection of entries for takeout. Located in the Wesbrook Village neighborhood close to the UBC campus is a star studded…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

BLACK ROOK BAKEHOUSE

2474 East Hastings St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 563-5094 Web: http://www.blackrookbake.com/ Twitter: @blackrookbaker Advice: Open Monday – Saturday. A true neighborhood bakeshop that’s community oriented shines bright in the heart of the East Village. Owned by Dana and Mark Blundell, who have…

NOURISH VANCOUVER

UPDATED 12/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 451 Granville, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.nourishvancouver.ca/ Twitter: @nourishvan Advice: Counter service and a delivery service. It’s all about healthy salads, soups and juices at this locale inside the Chopra Yoga Centre. Conveniently located at…

PALLET COFFEE ROASTERS

323 Semlin Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604 -255 -2014 Web: http://palletcoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @PalletCoffee Advice: Open daily. This East Village café and coffee roastery has been a community hub since opening last summer. Run by passionate owners Sharif Sharifi and Shane Dehkodaei,…

DANICAS BAKED COFFEE BAR

UPDATED 9/3/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-3554 Web: http://www.danicascafe.com/ Twitter: @danicascafe Advice: Reservations suggested for brunch or large parties. A charming cozy café named after the owners grandmother in Croatia who made everything from scratch,…

SMALL VICTORY BREAD & COFFEE

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: Web: http://smallvictory.ca/ Twitter: @sv_bakery Advice: Milk and Creme is on tap for coffee service. Stools by the counter are fixed to the floor. Large and spacious, this wooden floored, white walled bakery is shining bright…

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