Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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…

Marquis Wine Cellars

1034 Davie St, Vancouver Phone: (604) 684-0445 Web: http://www.marquis-wines.com/ Twitter: @MarquisWineCell Advice:  Open 11am-9pm daily. This fall Owner John Clerides unveiled his new wine store after close to a year of construction that doubled the size of the existing store….

ROSEMARY ROCKSALT

1669 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 929-1817 Web: http://www.rosemaryrocksalt.com/ Twitter: @RoseRocksalt Advice: Bagel varieties change often, seasonal bagels offered. With her father’s reigning bagelry business thriving, daughter Parise Siegel took the same bagel recipe rolling to upper Lonsdale. The…

BOCA

1513 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604 620 1262 Web: www.boca2go.ca Twitter: @boca2go Advice: No reservations, limited seating. As a fan of Latin American food, I love the different flavours and dishes from all of the South American countries, Boca offers…

EAST CAFÉ

2401 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-6400 Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheEastCafe Twitter: @theeastcafe Advice: Free wifi The view from the inside looks out onto the hub of the East Village neighborhood, where on the inside the café is bustling with all those…

SALTENAS

UPDATED 2/6/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2261 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0004 Web: www.saltenas.ca Twitter: @RocioSaltenas Advice: Closed Mondays.   The East Village neighborhood is a culinary melting pot of cultures and I was happy to find this Bolivian family…

PLATFORM 7

2331 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.1455 Web: http://platform7.ca/ Twitter: @Platform7Coffee Advice: Free wifi, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. As a purist of finding the best espresso, I am always searching to try new coffee roasters as well as cafes locally and…

BETTY AT THE BURRARD

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-3200 Web: http://theburrard.com/ Twitter: @BettyAtBurrard Advice: Free wife, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. Located in the centre of the city, adjacent to The Burrard Hotel sits a retro late 1950’s…

The Market at Giovane

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: open same hours as the cafe. This past summer Executive Chef Darren Brown and his team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel added a gourmet food market inside their Giovane…

THYME TO INDULGE

UPDATED 2/18/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2858 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-877-1760 Web: www.thymetoindulgecatering.com Twitter: @thymetoindulge Advice: Not advisable for large parties as seating is limited, they offer a full catering service as well. It’s as if I was back in…

RAILTOWN CAFÉ

397 Railway Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.0800 Web: www.railtowncafe.ca Twitter: @RailtownCafe Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of…

CULPRIT COFFEE

UPDATED 11/10/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2028 Vine St, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-0133 Web: http://www.culpritcoffee.com/ Twitter: @CulpritCoffee Advice: It’s all Gluten-Free. A hideaway worth your discovery, it’s secluded yet inviting with its bright yellow exterior. The menu features ban mi sandwiches, cookies,…

THE LAST CRUMB BAKERY AND CAFÉ

UPDATED 7/15/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  3080 Main Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 872-0195 Web: www.lastcrumb.ca Twitter: @lastcrumbcafe Advice: Watch the board for daily specials. As you enter the large room with it’s high ceilings, two leveled seating area with spacious tables,…

LOST AND FOUND CAFÉ

33 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7444 Web: https://www.facebook.com/lostfoundcafe Twitter: @LostFoundCafe Advice: Free wifi, ask the staff for the code. Watch the event board and their twitter for upcoming events. Over the years I have visited well over a…

CHEZ CHRISTOPHE

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-428-4200 Web: www.christophe-chocolat.com Twitter: @Chez_Christophe Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday Having had a sweet tooth since childhood, I have always searched out the patisseries and pastry chefs who run them as I’ve travelled around the…

MYGOODNESS! GLUTEN FREE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 235 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8878 Web: http://www.mygoodnessglutenfree.com/ Twitter: @mygoodnessgf Advice: No seats, call for days open. For many who either have wheat allergies or are seeking gluten-free baked goods had been hard to find…

THE MIGHTY OAK

198 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-0722 Web: www.TheMightyOak.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Off the beaten track, hidden away in the heart of a neighborhood is this small café on the corner. Inside you will find an espresso bar…

SATORI FACTORY

5054 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0420 Web: http://www.satorifactory.ca Twitter: @mysatorifactory Advice:  Closed Mondays Situated next door to their popular Chau Veggie restaurant is a wonderful café with a large communal table that fills the centre of the room. I have…

Discovering O5 Tea

Sitting down with Pedro Villalon has a very different meaning, Pedro is known as the Tea Hunter, he is a passionate individual who spends time in small farms around Asia, creating relationships with tea farmers and bringing their product back…

CHOCOLATE ARTS CAFÉ

1620 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0475 Web: www.chocolatearts.com Twitter: @ChocArts Advice: Located just East of Burrard, close to Granville Island. Call them to enquire about their chocolate making classes. One of life’s simple pleasures is chocolate and I always…

SALON TEA

UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3010 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1198 Web: http://salontea.com Twitter: @salonteacanada Advice: Choose your persona or which persona you would like to be for the day in your choice of tea. The colours of the tea…

PRADO CAFÉ

1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-5537 Web: http://www.pradocafe.com/ Twitter: @PradoCafeVan  Advice: Featuring 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Open daily, free wifi. I have always loved the simple white walled room that isn’t adorned with pictures and nicknaks that clutter walls. Over the years…

W2 MEDIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 111 West Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9896 Web: http://www.creativetechnology.org/ Twitter: @W2MediaCafe Advice: the café is located on the main level off of the Hastings Street entrance to the right. This is where creativity begins, the café…

MOBIUS COFFEE & TEA

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4125 Main Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-874-4125 Web: http://mobiuscoffeeandtea.com/ Twitter: @MobiusCoffeeTea Advice: Open daily, live music some evenings, GMO free zone. All the baked goods and desserts are baked in house, if you love cheesecake then…

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