Tag: Cafe

CARTEMS DONUTERIE

534 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 708-0996 Web: www.cartems.com Twitter: @Cartemsdonuts Advice: Never share these donuts. You can get boxes by the dozen. Donuts have always been the best friend to a cup of coffee, they have also been…

RAIN OR SHINE ICE CREAM

1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-7246 Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Advice: Closed Monday’s. Visit on Tuesday’s for Taco Tuesday. Since I love ice cream, I am always looking to try the new scoop shops and I am also quite…

CAFFÉ CITTADELLA

2310 Ash Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5909 Web: http://www.caffecittadella.com/ Twitter: @caffecittadella Advice: Make sure you have your coffee to stay that way you get a chocolate on the side. I have fond memories of a café I used to visit years ago…

MATCHSTICK COFFEE

213 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0213 Web: http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. Known for their popular hip café and coffee roastery in East Van, the passionate owners have created yet another center of…

BASHO CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2007 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-6276 Web: http://bashocafe.com/ Twitter: @BashoCafe Advice: closed Monday and Tuesday. I love cafes that mix the owners heritage which in this case is Japanese. On the edge of East…

TIGERS DRINK HOUSE

UPDATED 4/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  505 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-8844 Web: n/a Twitter: @TigersCafe Advice: Selection of board games available to play. Hidden away on the edge of Mount Pleasant is this small café where owners Maciej and Kie…

MP SOCIAL

UPDATED 12/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3245 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8922 Web: http://mpsocial.ca/ Twitter: @MPSocialCafe Advice: Great specials offered daily including a $5 special. This neighborhood go to spot was apropos for my visit on a recent walking adventure….

SWEET SALT BAKERY CAFÉ

UPDATED 2/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: http://sweetsalt.ca/ Twitter: @SweetSaltBakery Advice: open Tuesday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm. Specializing in German baking this neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon with all…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

RAINIER PROVISIONS

UPDATED 7/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2473 Web: http://www.rainierprovisions.com/ Twitter: @The_Rainier Advice: Open daytime only. This is one of those neighborhood cafes that shines with great food and coffee. Lunchtime is bustling with neighborhood regulars and…

Temper Chocolate & Pastry Opening

On February 4th, I attended the opening party at Temper Chocolate and Pastry in Dundarave Village in West Vancouver. A gourmet chocolate and pastry shop offering fine culinary delights, Temper Pastry is owned and operated by long time Dundarave resident,…

TEMPER CHOCOLATE & PASTRY

2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1152 Web: http://www.temperpastry.com/ Twitter: @Temperpastry Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Closed Monday. Every neighborhood needs an amazing patisserie café, Pastry Chef/Owner Steven Hodge recently opened the spot. Not only is it already…

GREENHORN CAFÉ

994 Nicola St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2912 Web: www.greenhorncafe.com Twitter: @greenhorncafe Advice: Open 7am-7pm daily. I love cafes that are situated in the centre of a neighborhood, they aren’t on the busiest streets nor accessible by transit, this cafe is a…

VINOTECA CAFFE & TRATTORIA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3468 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8466 Web: www.vinotecacaffe.com Twitter:@VinotecaCaffe Advice: $2 wine tasters on Tuesdays. Café by day and restaurant by night, the room is a stunner with its stylish design, in the rear…

ROSEMARY ROCKSALT

1669 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 929-1817 Web: http://www.rosemaryrocksalt.com/ Twitter: @RoseRocksalt Advice: Bagel varieties change often, seasonal bagels offered. With her father’s reigning bagelry business thriving, daughter Parise Siegel took the same bagel recipe rolling to upper Lonsdale. The…

CHEZ MEME BAGUETTE BISTRO

4016 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 299-1141 Web: http://www.baguettebistromaui.com/vancouver.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Open for breakfast and lunch only. For years friends have been telling me to head East on Hastings to their favourite sandwich emporium, happen chance I visited recently…

Milano Coffee Roasters

Over the years I have tasted the evolving espresso roasts that Vancouver based Milano Coffee Roasters has had on the bar in their own cafes as well as ones that they supply. I visited with owners Brian and Linda Turko…

EAST CAFÉ

2401 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-6400 Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheEastCafe Twitter: @theeastcafe Advice: Free wifi The view from the inside looks out onto the hub of the East Village neighborhood, where on the inside the café is bustling with all those…

SALTENAS

UPDATED 2/6/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2261 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0004 Web: www.saltenas.ca Twitter: @RocioSaltenas Advice: Closed Mondays.   The East Village neighborhood is a culinary melting pot of cultures and I was happy to find this Bolivian family…

PLATFORM 7

2331 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.1455 Web: http://platform7.ca/ Twitter: @Platform7Coffee Advice: Free wifi, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. As a purist of finding the best espresso, I am always searching to try new coffee roasters as well as cafes locally and…

BETTY AT THE BURRARD

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-3200 Web: http://theburrard.com/ Twitter: @BettyAtBurrard Advice: Free wife, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. Located in the centre of the city, adjacent to The Burrard Hotel sits a retro late 1950’s…

EARNEST ICE CREAM

3992 Fraser St Vancouver Tel:  (604) 428-0697 Web: http://earnesticecream.com/wp/ Twitter: @Earnesticecream Advice: Open Thursday – Sunday. Pints include $1 deposit for the glass containers. Since I was a kid I have loved Ice Cream, my favourite flavour growing up was…

SMAK FAST FOOD

1139 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-559-7625 Web: http://smakfastfood.com/ Twitter: @smakfood AdviceL Sharing picnic table outside in front, no reservations, counter service. It’s all about feeding us well and sustainability in this spot in the city’s financial district, locally sourced…

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

UPDATED 11/10/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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,…

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