Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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…

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…

CAFE BRIXTON

212 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-8200 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Sit at the communal table or at the window. Slightly secluded as it is off the beaten track of bustling Main Street in Chinatown/Strathcona, the café is…

PINKBERRY

860 Main Street, Park Royal Village, West Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: www.pinkberrycanada.com Twitter: @pinkberrycanada Advice: The line-up is worth the wait. I first discovered Pinkberry years ago in Los Angeles where this LA based Frozen Yogurt shop was born. From…

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…

CAFÉ FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ART

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 140 East Esplanade Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-3379 Web: http://www.cafeforcontemporaryart.com/ Twitter: @cafca140 Advice: Check out their website for their events calendar. Anytime I am on the North Shore I stop in for a visit…

W.E. COFFEE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1696 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.566.6888 Web: http://www.wecoffee.ca Twitter: @WECoffeeInc Advice: If you want a waffle sandwich as opposed to a regular sandwich on offer, just ask to see if they can make it with their…

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:[email protected] 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…

STEEVE RAYE PASTRY

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 778.789.4455 Web: www.steeveraye-pastry.com Advice: Go early for the breakfast pastries as they come out of the oven. I love French pastry, since visiting the pastry shops in Paris and…

VIVO GELATO

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5395 West Boulevard,  Vancouver Tel: 604-266-7637 Web: http://www.vivogelato.com/ Advice: Sample, sample, sample the flavours before you choose. Looking for some gelato in the Kerrisdale area, then this is the spot to visit. There are many,…

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,…

JAVA-LICIOUS

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 55 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6822 Web: n/a Advice: free wifi Large and spacious, café with high ceilings, large windows around the café with lots of wood as part of the décor. From the moment I…

MICHI WAFFLE & ESPRESSO BAR

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1319 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-8750 Web: www.michicafe.com Advice: The best seat in the house is at the Syphon/Espresso bar. Stylish café that showcases coffee at a stand alone Espresso/Coffee Bar within the café and…

EVERYTHING CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 75 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-3115 Web: http://www.everythingcafe.ca Twitter: @EverythingCafe Advice: Free wifi, table service. The name says it all and it’s all about Everything at this café. This is the latest eating spot…

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…

BONCHAZ

426 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-626-7215 Web: www.bonchaz.ca Advice: Ask for a sample to decide which flavour you like best. It is all about the buns at Bonchaz, I was curious what a baked milk bun was all about…

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