Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

CAFÉ AL MERCATO

2215 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4334 Web: n/a Twitter: @CaffeAlMercato Advice: Sit at the communal table. This Italian style café and market is filled with a large selection of fresh baked goods, such as breads, muffins, scones, cakes and…

MOLLI CAFÉ

1225 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6554 Web: not yet Twitter: @MolliCafe Advice: No reservations. One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican, I love the flavours of the varied types of dishes from the many different regions that make up their…

TWO DAUGHTERS BAKERY

121 E 1st Sreet (rear), North Vancouver Web: http://twodaughtersbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @TwoDBakeshop Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday Located off the alleyway between 1st and Esplanade this one of a kind bakery features a full range of gluten -free goodies. Founded by the…

CRACKLE CRÈME

245 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-847-8533 Web: http://cracklecreme.com/ Twitter: @cracklecreme Advice: Closed Monday & Tuesday Dessert lovers will be in heaven at this Crème Brulee and Waffles emporium where chef/owner Daniel Wong creates a variety of house-made crème brulee and…

THE JUICE TRUCK CAFÉ

28 W 5th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 719-8861 Web: www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Have a seat at the communal sharing table. As one of the juice movers and shakers, The Juice Truck’s founders Ryan Slater and Zach Berman started the ball…

FRESH PRESS COFFEE

#121-4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 787-3028 Web: https://www.facebook.com/FreshPressCoffeeBar Twitter: @FreshPressCafe Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Sometimes you find a gem of a café that is hidden off the beaten track and it becomes that spot where you trek…

Sebastian & Co

2425 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 925-1636 Web: http://www.sebastianandco.ca/ Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sebastian Cortez is a trained professional chef-turned-butcher who once worked for renowned Toronto chef Jamie Kennedy. Wanting to broaden his knowledge…

RADICLE JUICE

3088 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-2639 Web: http://radiclejuice.com/ Twitter: @RadicleJuice Advice: Reuse and recycle buy picking up one of their glass tumblers. With more than just juice, this juicery is both stylish and bright with high ceilings, seating upstairs…

PAPPAROTI

1505 Robson St., Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2867 Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, this is their first location in Canada, the café opened recently featuring their buttery, coffee-caramel coated…

BEYOND BREAD

3686 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-3931 Web: http://beyondbread.ca/ Twitter: @bbbcafe Advice: Check out their website for oven times for your favourite breads. Known for their outstanding breads, this artisan bakery and café is more than just bread. With a…

CAFFÉ CITTADELLA

2310 Ash Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5909 Web: http://www.caffecittadella.com/ Twitter: @caffecittadella Advice: Make sure you have your coffee to stay that way you get a chocolate on the side. I have fond memories of a café I used to visit years ago…

MATCHSTICK COFFEE

213 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0213 Web: http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. Known for their popular hip café and coffee roastery in East Van, the passionate owners have created yet another center of…

BASHO CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2007 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-6276 Web: http://bashocafe.com/ Twitter: @BashoCafe Advice: closed Monday and Tuesday. I love cafes that mix the owners heritage which in this case is Japanese. On the edge of East…

Merienda Bakeshop

4172 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.facebook.com/MeriendaBakeShop Twitter:[email protected] Tel: 604-872-1133 Merienda Bakeshop is a family-owned business that has been specializing in baking Filipino breads and pastries since 2012. They sell their products in their ship daily as well supply a growing…

TIGERS DRINK HOUSE

UPDATED 4/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  505 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-8844 Web: n/a Twitter: @TigersCafe Advice: Selection of board games available to play. Hidden away on the edge of Mount Pleasant is this small café where owners Maciej and Kie…

MP SOCIAL

UPDATED 12/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3245 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8922 Web: http://mpsocial.ca/ Twitter: @MPSocialCafe Advice: Great specials offered daily including a $5 special. This neighborhood go to spot was apropos for my visit on a recent walking adventure….

SWEET SALT BAKERY CAFÉ

UPDATED 2/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: http://sweetsalt.ca/ Twitter: @SweetSaltBakery Advice: open Tuesday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm. Specializing in German baking this neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon with all…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

RAINIER PROVISIONS

UPDATED 7/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2473 Web: http://www.rainierprovisions.com/ Twitter: @The_Rainier Advice: Open daytime only. This is one of those neighborhood cafes that shines with great food and coffee. Lunchtime is bustling with neighborhood regulars and…

TEMPER CHOCOLATE & PASTRY

2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1152 Web: http://www.temperpastry.com/ Twitter: @Temperpastry Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Closed Monday. Every neighborhood needs an amazing patisserie café, Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge recently opened the spot. Not only is it already…

GREENHORN CAFÉ

994 Nicola St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2912 Web: www.greenhorncafe.com Twitter: @greenhorncafe Advice: Open 7am-7pm daily. I love cafes that are situated in the centre of a neighborhood, they aren’t on the busiest streets nor accessible by transit, this cafe is a…

A Bread Affair

1680 Johnson Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver, BC (604) 514-2353 Advice:  Open Mon to Sun 7:30am – 7pm A Bread Affair is a family-owned business that has been specializing in baking handmade artisan breads since 2005. They recently opened this…

33 ACRES BEER LOUNGE

15 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604 620 4589 Web: http://33acresbrewing.com/ Twitter: @33Acres Advice: Food Trucks parked in front change often, watch twitter for daily updates. Off the beaten track, on the edge of False Creek and close to Olympic…

THE FISH COUNTER

3825 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-3474 Web: http://thefishcounter.com/ Twitter: @thefishcounter Advice: Closed Mondays, no seats, stand-up counter for eating inside or take it to go. If you have been following the sustainability seafood movement locally in recent years, then you…

Meinhardt Fine Foods

3002 Granville St, Vancouver Phone: (604) 732-4405 Web: http://www.meinhardtfinefoods.com/ Advice:  Open Mon to Sat 8am to 9pm, Sun 9am to 8pm Nearly two decades after opening its doors in Vancouver’s stylish South Granville shopping district, Meinhardt Fine Foods is welcoming…

XOXOLAT

1271 Homer St, Vancouver Web: http://www.xoxolat.com/ Twitter: @Xoxolat Advice: Monday to Saturday 10:30am – 6:00pm, Sunday Noon – 5:00pm For years Kitsilano was home to Xoxolat, this fall, Owner, Hodie Rondeau relocated her chocolate store to Yaletown, it is an edible gallery…

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