Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

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…

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,…

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

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…

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: @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…

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…

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