Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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

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, bars and more and it’s…

THE LAST CRUMB BAKERY AND CAFÉ

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, it’s the pastry case that…

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:[email protected] 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…

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:[email protected] 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,…

LEONIDAS CHOCOLATES

UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver Phone: 604-647-7559 Web: http://www.leonidaswaterfront.com/ Twitter: @LeonidasChocola Advice: Located on the wharf towards the water, outside of the new Vancouver Convention Centre.   As a chocolate enthusiast, I am always searching out…

GERARD LOUNGE

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 in the city for the…

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…

Main menu
Vancouver Foodster

Vancouver Foodster