Category: Bar & Cafe Reviews

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

DOT DESSERTS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5556 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-327-6368 Web: http://www.dotdesserts.ca Advice: You need to order the Big Doe Parfait at least one day in advance. Japanese style parfaits is the specialty at this neighborhood dessert emporium…

CAFE CREPE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2861 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-488-1326 Web: n/a Advice: Breakfast served daily to 3pm. This Parisian creperie doesn’t only serve amazing crepes, you will find my favourite savoury crepe, Tuna with Swiss Cheese ($7.50) without…

BIG CITY CUPCAKES

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2206 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-8881 Web: http://www.bigcitycupcakes.com/ Advice: Craving a cupcake …… It is all about the cupcakes here, from the different icing tops to the fillings to the cutesy names. I had…

THE SHEBEEN WHISK(E)Y HOUSE

210 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-9779 Web:  http://www.irishheather.com/gallery.php?id=shebeen Advice: Open nightly Tues – Sat, you won’t find an entrance on the street-front as they are located to the rear of The Irish Heather. Located in the back behind The Irish Heather,…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

DULCINEA SPANISH CAFÉ

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-2699 Web http://www.dulcineachocolatecafe.com Advice: Try their chocolate taster, great free wifi. Chocolate, passionate and all is wonderful. I fell in love with this place on my first visit and since…

LA BAGUETTE & L’ ECHALOTE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1351 Web: http://www.labaguette.ca Advice: Get their between 10:30-11:30 am to get your choice of sandwich before they are all gone. I have been coming to this bakery to pick up…

SIEGEL’S BAGELS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-5670 Web: http://www.siegelsbagels.com Advice: spend over $5 to use debit, otherwise it is cash only. Get the Sesame or Poppy bagels within minutes after coming out of the firewood oven. At this local outpost for…

LEE’S DONUTS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4021 Advice: Make sure to get the Glazed donuts fresh out of the oven and you are pretty much guaranteed to do that at 9:05 am daily. Lee’s has been in the Granville Island Market…

CAFE VANCOUVER

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4446 Advice: Try all of the Turkish specialties. A Turkish Delight, a café on the edge of Yaletown that specializes in Turkish Coffee, made just like it should be made…

PANADERIA SABOR LATINO BAKERY

1211 Nanaimo, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3320 Advice: Call ahead for the pineapple pie and other treats if there is a certain sweet you are craving. Latin American food in Vancouver has been hard to come by over the past years, now…

MELRICHES

1244 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5282 Advice: sit inside or outside on the back patio. Located on bustling Davie, Melriches has been a neighborhood favorite for many years, they really know how to serve the community. From comfortable seating to…

FINCH’S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE

353 West Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4040 Web: http://www.finchteahouse.com/ Advice: Expect to line-up for a table at noontime as they do not take reservations. Lunchtime at Finch’s is a time to sit down and take some time out of your day…

CARDERO BOTTEGA

1016 Cardero Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-0450 Web: www.carderobottega.com Advice: Don’t be afraid to change the toppings if they are not on the sandwich you choose. Hidden away in the Westend is a sandwich shop that I had heard about, and…

QOOLA

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1116 Denman, Vancouver Tel: 604-801-6338 Web: http://qoola.com Twitter: @qoola Advice: ask for a sample. Frozen yogurt is the draw here, with 4 flavours to choose from including their original, chocolate, green tea and.a monthly…

CAFE MEDINA

UPDATED 8/11/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED (relocated to Richards Street) 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-3114 Webs: http://www.medinacafe.com Twitter: @CafeMedina Advice: They don’t take reservations and they don’t have wireless This is a café kind of restaurant that serves awesome sandwiches….

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