Tag: Coffee

Learning more about Proud Mary Coffee in Portland

On my recent trip back to Portland a couple of weeks ago, I re-visited Nolan Hirte, the founder of Proud Mary Coffee of Melbourne, Australia as well as Portland, Or. His vast knowledge of coffee makes talking with him always…

First Taste of Prototype Coffee

Founded by Matt Johnson who has been in the coffee industry for several years roasting and managing cafes around the city. Here he custom roasts the coffee beans in house in small batches with 3 black Aillio Bullet R1’s tabletop…

Dalina Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Dalina in the Fairview neighborhood on the corner of Broadway and Oak. The new restaurant, and the original DALINA location in Chinatown, will be featuring grab-and-go meals and snack-packs, with dozens of freshly…

Nespresso Professional for the Restaurant Industry

As a coffee lover for many years, I am always looking to try new coffees, seek out the new roaster, and learn about the latest coffee trends, and see the newest machines. Recently had a chance to learn about the…

2nd Annual Holiday Market on December 5

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from Kitsilano to Clark Drive. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December 5 from 6pm…

IGNITE PIZZERIA

2588 Main St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-2588 Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Advice: Counter service. Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Ignite offers whole pizza pies as well as…

Hopwired Festival on February 24

A new festival that celebrates our local coffee scene as well as the craft brewing scene is happening next month. It is billed as the largest collaboration event in Canada where attendees can find 40 vendors, 15 unique craft beer…

New Coffee Drinks and Treats at Caffe Artigiano

Last week Caffe Artigiano launched some new coffee beverages for the holiday season along with some new treats from local Bjorn Bakery which are to be available beginning in January. Chef Dawn Doucette has paired up with Caffé Artigiano’s Director…

Beanstock Coffee Festival in Vancouver on November 26

If you love coffee just like me, then you will want to check out this upcoming Beanstock Coffee Festival that showcases the best of the city’s third wave coffee scene in the first and largest celebration of local, independent micro-roasters…

Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market on December 6

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from South Granville, to False Creek to Kitsilano. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December…

First Taste of Chickpea: the Restaurant

Owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani successfully launched their Chickpea foodtruck over a year ago which took the city by storm, they have now expanded their offerings with their new 100% plant based restaurant located on Main Street. Here they…

First Taste of La Churreria

Co-owned by wife Adriana Orta and her husband Mazen Adas; they have recently opened the first Churros bar in Vancouver’s Westend neighborhood. The couple also own Los Amigos Taqueria across the street, at their three-year-old restaurant they began selling churros…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a great success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 12 – February 5, 2017 and their…

TANGRAM CREAMERY

UPDATED 11/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2729 Arbutus St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8609 Web: Instagram Twitter: @tangramcreamery Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With it’s focus on creamy ice cream, owners Michael Wong and Tinn Chan have already achieved this accolade. Their…

SNOWY VILLAGE DESSERT CAFÉ

#113-8571 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (778) 681-7832 Web: https://www.instagram.com/snowyvillagevan/ Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, counter service for take-out. It’s a Korean dessert café that specializes in the Bingsoo type of shaved ice dessert. Here they coin their shaved ice creations as…

LIME AND MOON PIE CO.

UPDATED 7/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 889-6426 Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Advice: Closed Monday. It’s all about pie love in this neighborhood pie shop run by owner/chef Stani. This past summer I fell in love…

Milano Aromatics Master Class

Six-time gold-medal-winning espresso master Brian Turko Shares secrets in the Milano Master Class Series. I had an opportunity to partake in a preview of his Aroma class recently with Brian who is one of the most passionate people I know…

ED’S DAILY COMMISSARY

UPDATED 3/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 686 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 424-8708 Web: http://www.edsdaily.com/ Twitter: @edsdaily Advice: Counter service. No reservations. It’s a community eatery in the heart of the Strathcona neighborhood that’s owned by Brett Turner and Dax Droski….

Favourite Local Coffee Roasters

Vancouver is bursting at the seems with perfectionists and passionate people, some of which have been part of the scene for years and others who have started within the past year. These are some of my favourite local coffee roasters…

OLD CROWE COFFEE CO

655 Front Street, New Westminster Tel: 778-960-8790 Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/ Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee Advice: Open daily. Located downtown New Westminster overlooking the river front, you will a cool café, brick lined walls and comfy leather chairs are a welcoming spot. find a…

PALLET COFFEE ROASTERS

323 Semlin Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604 -255 -2014 Web: http://palletcoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @PalletCoffee Advice: Open daily. This East Village café and coffee roastery has been a community hub since opening last summer. Run by passionate owners Sharif Sharifi and Shane Dehkodaei,…

SMALL VICTORY BREAD & COFFEE

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: Web: http://smallvictory.ca/ Twitter: @sv_bakery Advice: Milk and Creme is on tap for coffee service. Stools by the counter are fixed to the floor. Large and spacious, this wooden floored, white walled bakery is shining bright…

MAIN STREET HONEY SHOPPE

4125 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-6052 Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/ Twitter: @mainstreethoney Advice: Order at the counter. It’s a honey shoppe and it’s a café which features a variety of house-baked goods that are made with their own local honey. There is…

LA CUISSON CAFÉ

2050 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-2589 Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Cuisson-Cafe/142054755871323 Twitter: @LaCuissonCafe Advice: Reservations requested for afternoon tea and afternoon coffee service. Hidden off the beaten path in the heart of Kerrisdale is a wonderous gem. Specializing in Syphon Style…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

UPDATED 3/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-828-5282 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Check out the private space upstairs for meetings. You’ll want to sit upstairs at the long table. Taking creativity to the next level, their…

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