Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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…

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…

NERO BELGIAN WAFFLE BAR

1703 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 706-0694 Web: n/a Twitter: @NeroWaffleBar Advice: Limited seating, take out is a good idea here when busy. Though it looks like a wooden cabin on the outside, once you step inside you have arrived…

SOIRETTE MACARONS & TEA

1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3308 Web: http://soirette.com Twitter: @SoiretteMacaron Advice: Ask for help to pair the macarons to the tea. Macarons can be purchased individually or in a box of 6 or 12. You will find a showcase…

COFFEEBAR

10 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9693 Web: http://www.thecoffeebar.ca Twitter: @mycoffeebar Advice: Open daily. Each time that I am in Gastown on a Sunday, this has been the café to go to with friends. Of course this is a great café…

TRAFIQ CAFÉ & BAKERY

4216 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-648-2244 Web: http://www.trafiq.ca/ Twitter: @TrafiqCafe Advice: Custom cakes available (call ahead) This café is a magnet for drawing in neighborhood regulars and others that commute across town for a taste of Paris. I adore the communal…

CADEAUX BAKERY

172 Powell St. Vancouver Tel: 604-608-8889 Web: http://cadeauxbakery.com Twitter: @cadeauxbakery Advice: Custom cakes to order in advance. Mixing the best of both worlds Cadeaux features Chef Eleanor Chow’s dessert creations with espresso based beverages in her own bakeshop café. Joining me…

TRUFFLES CAFE

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-505- 4961 Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café Twitter: @trufflesfoods Advice: Located inside the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden. With its floor to ceiling windows over-looking Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden, this casual café is located inside…

REVOLVER COFFEE

325 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4444 Web: http://revolvercoffee.ca/ Twitter: @revolver_coffee Advice: Choose from a couple espressos on offer, seating is limited as its often full so ask to join others and meet some fine folk. I have always loved cafes,…

GERARD LOUNGE

UPDATED 4/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-682-5511 Web: http://www.vancouver.suttonplace.com/restaurant/Lounge_Menu.htm Twitter: n/a Advice: Drop by for lunch, dinner or a late night drink. Known as an old classic, Gerard is one of the most notable lounges…

FOOTO DELIGHTS

820 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6500 Web: www.footocroissant.com Twitter: @FootoDelights Advice: Watch for their daily Croissant specials. Specializing in Croissants, Footo “Fresh out of the Oven” makes just that plain and filled croissants all day long! Owner Brenda Yip learned…

THIERRY

1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 608-6870 Web: http://www.thierrychocolates.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Snag a spot on the outside patio. You can purchase the Macarons individually, in a pack of 7 or 12. I have always had a sweet spot and…

NELSON AND THE SEAGULL

315 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 681-5776 Web: http://www.nelsontheseagull.com/ Twitter: @gastownseagull Advice: Have a seat at the communal table and meet other folk. This is the living room we all once lived in, or want to escape to now. I…

ROCANINI

#115- 3900 Moncton Street, Richmond Tel: 604-284-5126 Web: http://www.rocanini.com/ Twitter: @rocanini Advice: Have a seat at the large Communal Table. This is one of those cafes that I would frequent if I lived nearby, it would probably become my office…

BUMP ‘N GRIND

916 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3362 Web:  http://bumpngrindcafe.com/bump_n_grind/Bump_N_Grind_Cafe.html Twitter: @bumpngrindcafe Advice: have a seat at one of the large communal tables and mingle if you like or listen in on those great conversations. This is one of those cafes that…

FAUBOURG PARIS

2156 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-266 2156 Web:  http://www.faubourg.com/ Twitter: @FaubourgBakery Advice: The restaurant is located behind the café. This Parisian caffe is the perfect addition to the Kerrisdale neighbourhood, I have been by a few times already and have…

KAFKA’S COFFEE & TEA

2525 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2967 Web: http://www.kafkascoffee.ca/ Twitter: @kafkascoffeetea Advice: Free wifi (ask for the code) This is my new go to cafe, serving great coffee from Herkimer, tea from Barnes & Watson, in an awesome space that is decorated…

DOLCE AMORE

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-258-0006 Web: http://www.gelateriadolceamore.com/ Advice: Sample, sample, sample the flavours before you choose. I am proud to say this has been my favourite gelato spot in the city for the past few years and my favourite…

BELLA GELATERIA

1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1010 Web: www.bellagelateria.com Twitter: @bellagelateria Advice: sample the flavours, prices are at a premium here. I was impressed by the quality of the ingredients in their gelato which is made fresh daily on premise,…

GANACHE PATISSERIE

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-1098 Web:  http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/ Advice: Come by after 11am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants. Known for their pastries and spectacular wedding cakes, they are also a morning stop for…

Afternoon Tea at The Fish House

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Afternoon Tea at Provence

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

SAVARY ISLAND

1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: Tel: 604-926-4021 Web: n/a Advice: Come hungry, if the place is full it is worth waiting for a seat. They have one of the best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in the city, moreover one of…

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